Subaru BRZ compact sports car with artist’s realistic rendering


The Subaru BRZ compact sports car is getting closer to launch date, and so far, all we got were a few photos of it in a glass shell and camouflage paint job. As you may have known by now, the Subaru BRZ is engineered and designed in collaboration with the Toyota FT-86 compact sports car.

We all have tried to imagine what the Subaru BRZ would look like without the camouflage paint job and/or its glass shell version, which was debuted at the last Geneva Motor Show. But now, a graphic artist has gone a step further by actually rendered it through a computer generated image of what the Subaru BRZ would look like. As you can see in the rendered photos above, this is close as it gets to the final production model.

From what we know so far, the new Subaru BRZ compact car will be fitted with Subura’s new 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that was originally developed for the 2012 Subaru Impreza. The opposed boxer engine is rated at 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, and power will be channeled to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission as an optional equipment.

Most Subaru vehicles are based on a four-wheel drive system, but Subaru has decided to use a rear-wheel drive system for the Subaru BRZ to cut the production cost on this compact sport car. However, the new compact sports car still retains its front strut and double wishbone rear suspension setup to give a low center of gravity. As the result, the Subaru BRZ is agile in its handling while still providing a sporty look.

Dimension wise, the Subaru BRZ compact sports car is measured at about 165 inches long, 70 inches wide, and 50 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 101 inches. And that is almost the same size as the Nissan 370Z, roughly about 2 inches smaller all around, except the wheelbase.

The new Subaru BRZ compact sports car is set to unveil at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of November, and the company plans to produce three more variants over the next five years.