Is a hotter Subaru BRZ on the way?

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jul 17, 2023 | Subaru, BRZ, Subaru BRZ, Subiefest

Photograph Courtesy Subaru

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a sharper and more focused BRZ will debut at Subiefest California on July 23.

That’s it. That’s the whole press release.

Does this mean we’re getting a BRZ with more horsepower? Forced induction? Trick suspension? All or none of the above?

Looks like we’ll find out come July 23.

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Comments
Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/17/23 3:32 p.m.

I predict a new version of the tS:

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
7/17/23 3:36 p.m.

I'm with you,  I suspect a "sport" version or whatever with Brembo's and different shocks. Just like the first gen. 

 

For a second, I thought you were reposting the drivel about the next-gen Twin with the Corolla engine that has been making the rounds. 

kanaric
kanaric SuperDork
7/17/23 4:15 p.m.

Your prediction is probably exactly on point

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/17/23 4:21 p.m.

The last time they promised a hotter one it was pretty dang mild. 

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/17/23 4:35 p.m.

There should be a more powerful version.  

ConiglioRampante
ConiglioRampante New Reader
7/17/23 4:39 p.m.

Maybe it's a Superleggera Edition that features a couple grams less RTV?  devil

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS Reader
7/17/23 4:51 p.m.
z31maniac said:

For a second, I thought you were reposting the drivel about the next-gen Twin with the Corolla engine that has been making the rounds. 

3 cyl. GR Corolla engine in a RWD light weight chassis sounds pretty awesome to me :)

dps214
dps214 SuperDork
7/17/23 5:10 p.m.
ConiglioRampante said:

Maybe it's a Superleggera Edition that features a couple grams less RTV?  devil

No, handling package so that the engine can oil starve more and more often. Actually that might be good, if the engines start failing on test drives Subaru might have to actually do something about it.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
7/17/23 5:56 p.m.
ClearWaterMS said:
z31maniac said:

For a second, I thought you were reposting the drivel about the next-gen Twin with the Corolla engine that has been making the rounds. 

3 cyl. GR Corolla engine in a RWD light weight chassis sounds pretty awesome to me :)

Of course it sounds awesome, but no one is buying a $40k+ BRZ/GR. And the speculation always comes from magazines with no credibility (that's why you don't see it here). Certain crappy magz have been speculating about boost, etc, since the first gen was released more than 10 years ago. 

 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
7/17/23 6:01 p.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:

There should be a more powerful version.  

Have you driven a 2nd gen? They are plenty powerful for a street and/or track car, dyno's show they are underrated from published numbers. Even a FBO+E85 1st gen is down on power compared to the 2nd gens. 

And if tuning is your fancy, they have 2nd gens to nearly 250whp on E85 with a header. 

 

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