If these rumors are true, a small but dedicated core of fans could be in for a treat. According to Japan Times — and citing unspecified "sources" — Toyota and Subaru are developing a more next-generation 86 and BRZ, with a possible launch around 2021. The new car(s) will have more power, improved handling and newer safety features.
Subaru has polished its only rear-drive coupe carefully over the years. But the changes are subtle.
They do not come cheap.
Common body color, high-end trim and special badge, plus a slideshow of 50 years of Subarus.
The S208 is the WRX STI range-topper at 329 horsepower, the BRZ STI Sport gets no power hike.
Toyota calls the powertrain THS-R, or Toyota Hybrid System-Racing.
This one is an automatic.
The STI now has a whole 310 horsepower!
The carbon fiber roof is just the start.
There's no evidence of forced induction, though.
Which one, not based on a current economy model, is the best?
Unless you need exclusivity and that orange paint job, buy the Subaru.
Surprisingly, there are only nine two-door coupes on the market in America that are available for less than $30,000 new. Here's a list.
An improved car in search of the right environment.
The BRZ STI Sport Concept debuts alongside a similar number based on the WRX S4.
We talk winter tires and what we're driving in the early part of winter. And as always, we respond to your Spend My Money requests.