Japan gets all the good stuff.
Subaru Brz Sti
The carbon fiber roof is just the start.
There's no evidence of forced induction, though.
Subaru and Toyota now have a patent on the design for the STI Performance Concept in Japan, and that may suggest a more thrilling road car on the way.
Subaru's new concept car doesn't indicate a turbocharged BRZ is headed for showrooms. But it does foretell a bright future for STI in the US.
Subaru is doing something very interesting with the BRZ at the New York Auto Show, as a clandestine photo from the yet-to-open show floor makes clear.
Teaser images of a purported Subaru BRZ STI were uncovered last night and sent the internet into a collective state of hysterics. That's not hugely surprising, though, considering the reverence that the BRZ, along with its fraternal twins, the Scion FR-S and Toyota GT86, have garnered from the automotive media. The sole sticking point, really, has been its mere 200 horsepower. People have been chomping at the bit over a higher output version of the sublime rear driver.
Coming Soon. With those two words, Subaru has officially dropped a confirmation bomb on our expectations for a higher performance version of the much-loved BRZ coupe, known, of course, as the Subaru BRZ STI. Two teaser images are being shown on the Japanese web-side home of STI along with the promise of 'coming soon,' and there's also a rather lovely looking set of twisty roads with the words 'Purity of Handling.'