The Subaru XT was a small coupe from the '80s that offered all-wheel drive and a turbo engine, and now, Subaru is revisiting the designation on its 2012 BRZ XT Line Concept. While we would love to imagine a day with a turbocharged Subaru BRZ driven by all four wheels, we'll have to wait until later to learn the true details of this car. The XT moniker has also been used more recently to denote the turbocharged models of the Subaru Forester, so there's that, too.

For now, though, all we have to work on are pictures of the car, and from what we can tell, Subaru's definitely injecting more attitude into the much-loved rear-drive coupe. Visual changes include carbon fiber (or at least a carbon fiber look) on the roof panel, decklid spoiler and mirror caps, while the blacked-out 11-spoke wheels expose red-painted calipers at all four corners. XT Line Concept badges adorn the front fascia, fender vents and the C-pillars.

Inside this mysterious concept, the BRZ gets some bright red leather seats with embossed XT logos and some added carbon fiber trim on the gauge cluster brow and door panels.

Honestly, the XT Line Concept looks more appropriate for SEMA rather than today's Paris Motor Show reveal, but hopefully Subaru will release a press release with additional information later. Until then, enjoy the live images.


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      nkj
      • 2 Years Ago
      Much more tasteful than Toyota's god-awful TRD version of the GT86, and the upgraded wheel/tire combo is certainly welcome, but this car really needs factory-backed power upgrades.
      truewhiteboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm alright with it staying RWD (as it seems like AWD would kinda defeat the purpose of the car), but a small, quick to spool turbo charger does seem like it would really make this car shine. Besides, supposedly the WRX/STI are supposedly getting their own separate line anyway, so we may see a new AWD turbo'd Subaru coupe in the future anyway.
      Edsters
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does anyone that is saying that the BRZ could be AWD never seen the layout of the Engine and Chassis? The Engine sits between the front wheels. Unless they make some magical transmission that fits where the pistons are, this won't be possible.
      Serenespeed
      • 2 Years Ago
      AWD Im out, defeats the purpose of this purpose built car.
      Serenespeed
      • 2 Years Ago
      AWD Im out, defeats the purpose of this purpose built car.
      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is not a car I could buy because I am 6'5" but I LOVE it!!! Much nicer than the Toyota.
        Dustin L Wright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Trent
        You can, I work for Subaru and my manager is 6'5 and he fit just fine
          Ron
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dustin L Wright
          uhhh I am 6'2 and have head room issues, and the drivers seat is all the way back against the rear seat. Too tiny for us taller people.
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      AWD I'm in, 2WD I'm out. Let's hope for the best.
      onlycodered
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't understand all the date on this car being RWD. Out of all the cars I've driven I'll take a RWD drivetrain any day. Nothing like lighting up the rear tires!
      Radioactive Flea
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sigh. Just put a turbo in it already. Leave the N/A version for the stupid ex Corrolla FR-S buyers.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      mechatricity
      • 2 Years Ago
      But will they clear brembos?
      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is not a car I could buy because I am 6'5" but I LOVE it!!! Much nicer than the Toyota.
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