Although not finished, Subaru decided to bring the new BRZ sportscar to Frankfurt as a sort of preview. That’s why they call it the Prologue.
The BRZ is Subaru’s version of FT-86 project, which will be powered by the totally new 2.0-litre Subaru Boxer engine exclusively designed for the new sports car. Subaru BRZ will also be a rear-wheel-drive car. So on paper, given the low center of gravity of that boxer engine and the weight distribution, it should be a sweet handling car.
SUBARU BRZ is currently under development with an ambition of Subaru and Toyota to provide driving pleasure to a wider range of customers by making full uses of both companies’ expertise, and its start of production is expected in spring 2012. Thanks to its front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout; further lowered centre of gravity; and compact and lightweight body, SUBARU BRZ delivers new ways to enjoy “Pure Handling Delight” driving experience.
Body size (Overall: Length x Width x Height): 4,200 x 1,770 x 1,270 mm
Wheelbase: 2,570 mm
Engine type: 2.0-litre direct injection naturally-aspirated
four cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine