The Japanese based automaker Subaru is planning to introduce a hot version of the BRZ, named the STI, along with a roadster.
After being officially presented to the public in 2011, the Subaru BRZ is once again highlighted, this time by autoexpress.co.uk, who is announcing the company’s plans to develop an STI version, along with a roadster. Our source has spoken to the Subaru global marketing manager, Atoshi Atake, who confirmed the company’s plans.
“We have already had many requests from interested customers regarding a faster version. Let me say this – we will certainly satisfy our customers. We are already working on a faster version”, said Atake. “We can definitely develop the intake system. There is certainly room for improvement there”.
Our source is also saying that a more powerful version of the current 2.0 liter Boxer engine will be used to power the sports car and the total weight of the vehicle will be less than 1,250 kg. The standard Subaru BRZ is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, identically tuned to the one found on the Toyota GT 86 (Scion FR-S), which is producing a total output of 197 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 rpm.