The Subaru BRZ concept ‐STI‐
A study in pure driving pushed to the edge.
Sometimes the biggest ideas are really the simplest. Reduce size, cut weight, better the balance, and you'll dial up the thrill with agility and quickness. The SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT ‐STI‐ is a promise of what driving could be and an exploration of how a driver's car should be made. Dialed all the way up.
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NOV. 30, 2011 - TOKYO MOTOR SHOW
Tune in for the global reveal of the production SUBARU BRZ.
JAN. 9-10, 2012 - NORTH AMERICAN INT'L AUTO SHOW
U.S.-spec production SUBARU BRZ makes its debut in Detroit.
ON SALE—SPRING 2012
The SUBARU BRZ takes the road.
To make a sports car that handles like no other, we knew it needed engineering like no other. So we looked deep below the skin, starting with the unique, horizontally-opposed SUBARU BOXER engine. Its low, flat design and balanced layout make it ideal for powering a car devoted to turning.
Around the SUBARU BOXER engine, the chassis could keep a low profile and sit tight over suspension pushed to the corners and tuned to heighten the agility of its short wheelbase. First shown at the Geneva International Motor Show, March 2011, this Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept has been tuned and tested for 3 years. Today, it forms the heart of the SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT ‐STI‐. Tomorrow, it takes the road.
You can see in its tight dimensions and weight-saving carbon fibre used in the roof panel, front spoiler and rear wing, the SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT ‐STI‐ announces a commitment to losing weight to quicken performance and lessen our impact. From concept to reality, excess is avoided, and only that which enhances the drive will be added.
A new vision reveals a new engine. The 2.0-litre SUBARU BOXER engine was overhauled right down to its basic structure and retuned with advanced D-4S injection to enhance its natural smoothness and torque. Both direct and indirect injection on each cylinder optimises the air and fuel mixture, for greater fuel efficiency and power.
The pistons in the SUBARU BOXER engine are laid out horizontally, so the engine lays flatter. Then we mounted it much lower to the ground and moved it closer to the driver. It promises a closer connection between driver and car, steering and response, hands and heart.
Unexpected, but not unprecedented, the SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT ‐STI‐ gives shape to a new front-engine, rear-wheel-
drive platform. A configuration simply unmatched at delivering a dynamic handling character, for a car that will be devoted to
delighting the driver.