Between Subaru and Toyota, the pair of BRZ/FT-86 rear-wheel-drive coupes are high in the running for the honorary Chevrolet Volt Award For Painfully Slow New Car Rollouts. We won't take you through the entire lifespan of this pair of Japanese sports cars, but we'll say this: we're sick of waiting in Pavlovian anticipation for their Tokyo Motor Show unveiling already.

Still, at least this latest set of spy photos gives us a better glimpse at some of the Subie's finer details, including the full shape of the taillamps and what appear to be LED running lights just above the fog lights. We could probably do without that rear spoiler, though we'll wait until all of the swirly paper has been removed before making any final design assessments.

Subaru will be bringing a concept version of the BRZ to the Los Angeles Auto Show before the final production car debuts in Japan. All we can say is, it's about time.


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      ablogreadr
      • 3 Years Ago
      only if they make the swirly paint job an option...
      • 3 Years Ago
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      nau56
      • 3 Years Ago
      Utterly bland.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Nathan Loiselle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Color me unimpressed. I want to care but I just can't force myself to it.
      ELG
      • 3 Years Ago
      ugh....still boring.
      AP1_S2K
      • 3 Years Ago
      OH NO! It looks like a LOT of the Japanese FT-86 design elements made it in like the ricer "fender air vents". Good way to ruin the design - I put money on this, this will be one of the biggest disappointments to hit the market and the reason why it's taking so long to develop because NOBODY is driving the project. It''ll have no soul because in Japan the nail that sticks up gets hammered down - this car was develop based upon committee (trying to appease everybody while appeasing nobody).
      jboogiezx6
      • 3 Years Ago
      You guys (the media) are teasing, NOT subaru in this case. As stated in the post these are SPY PHOTOS… way to go with the sensationalist, exagerated piece of crap 'journalism'. ANYWAY, I find it interesting the amount of testing they are doing. Is this out of the ordinary for production vehicles? where were these shots taken? maybe journalize about that instead of telling us what we already know. /rant
      Tolitz Rosel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Way to exaggerate the wait time... these Subie/Toyota concept cars are merely overexposed... their development time is no different than other concept cars in the market... Nevertheless, we can probably expect Subaru bias very shortly :)
      jcar302
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like an infinite g37 coupe to me.
      Jameskey
      • 3 Years Ago
      No 4WD I can get over- but no awkward hood scoop?I think my WRX will hang out for a few more years.
        jboogiezx6
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jameskey
        it doesn't have a turbo = doesnt need a scoop.
          jboogiezx6
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jboogiezx6
          i have an sti. love it. its fast. i can drive it year round. last year i drove 120 miles round trip to go snowboarding partly through windy mountain roads all during the midst of what turned out to be a 4 foot blizzard (winter tires)…it's great for what it is. this new car from toyota/subie IS A DIFFERENT CAR. no turbo means no lag, no awd means no understeer. the focus is more on driving dynamics/feel.
          SAM
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jboogiezx6
          yeah.... the small size of the front bumper opening probably means no turbo as not as much cooling is required. Sad.
      Hector Djibaou
      • 3 Years Ago
      damn it Subaru, you better offer Porsche like handling like you promised of this car. Cause I'm not impressed with the low power, but here's hoping for the BRZ STi to fix that (you better make it).
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