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Old 11-01-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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“SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT - STI -” to Make World Premiere at Los Angeles Auto Show

Tokyo, November 1, 2011 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the world premiere of the “SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT - STI -” will take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011 (Press day: November 16 and 17; Open to the public from November 18 through 27 in the United States).

The “SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT - STI -” is a concept car based on the “SUBARU BRZ”, an all-new rear-wheel drive (RWD) compact sports car developed from an ongoing joint-project between Subaru and Toyota Motor Corporation. Built with Subaru’s core technology of the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine, this model has a low center of gravity that realizes a “Pure Handling Delight” driving experience. Combined with motifs of Subaru’s iconic performance brand “STI”, the concept car embodies an ultimate handling performance.
"You can imagine how Subaru must have been feeling as partner Toyota hogged the headlines with its FT-86. But at long last, someone at Subaru has seen sense and decided to issue an official picture of the new BRZ coupe.

This is the Subaru BRZ Concept STi – a rather obviously production-ready glimpse of the new rear-wheel drive coupe, co-developed between Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries and Toyota.

Subaru BRZ Concept STi: the lowdown

This coupe will be shown at the 2011 Los Angeles auto show on 16 November 2011 and just one photo has been issued so far.

There's precious little in the way of technical information, either. They're just trotting out the usual line about it being powered by Subaru's horizontally opposed boxer engine, which we've known since day one.

Extra information we've already gleaned from our recent drive in the Toyota FT-86 include the fact that the boxer engine is likely to be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer, delivering around 200bhp/170lb ft in regular guise. The direct-injection Toyota emits around 160g/km for trim tax bills.

But the STi monicker of this concept car is a clear indication that go-faster versions are planned. Witness the enormous rear wing.

Any other details on the Subaru BRZ?

That boxer engine will allow a very low centre of gravity, promises Subaru, so we are told to expect edgy handling. CAR's resident oversteer-fan, deputy editor Ben Barry, reported that the rear-wheel drive FT-86 test hack he drove was very sideways – but in quite a different way from rally-proven four-wheel drive Subarus of yore.

The Subaru BRZ is likely to be a niche car in the UK. Torrid exchange rates will make this one pricey sports coupe, and the UK importer expects sales of only around 500 a year.

We reckon on this first evidence, they might be able to nudge that volume up a notch or too. If they can get the price right."

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Se...icial-picture/
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:14 AM   #2
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Looks amazing to me! Reminds me of the old Z4 coupe. Unfortunately it won't, actually can't, look like that, as the Subaru and Toyota share the same metal. I can hope for red tail lights for the production Subaru though.
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Yeah well this is still just a concept because its been shown in LA in a couple of weeks, but its an official BRZ image!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:18 AM   #4
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If it has more power or torque than the Toyoter, I'll take it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:20 AM   #5
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That is awesome! I Love It!
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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Looks nice...for a concept, bring out the real deal!
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Not really liking the rear diffuser as much on this concept but the quadpipes are a nice touch. Can't wait to see what the front looks like...and the final model in Tokyo.
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Why do only the British magazines/websites get these stories?
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I like the BRZ tailights better
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“SUBARU BRZ CONCEPT - STI -” to Make World Premiere at Los Angeles Auto Show
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:56 AM   #13
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Looks amazing to me! Reminds me of the old Z4 coupe. Unfortunately it won't, actually can't, look like that, as the Subaru and Toyota share the same metal. I can hope for red tail lights for the production Subaru though.
Correct, that won't be the production car.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #14
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It kinda remind me of the mazdas with the front grill. :/
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Wow! I'm gonna have to kick up my savings plan a notch. This is the best looking car I've seen since the FD RX-7...
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i'll take two (one of each)
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:P Toyota looks better but i like that rear wing .
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Looks amazing to me! Reminds me of the old Z4 coupe. Unfortunately it won't, actually can't, look like that, as the Subaru and Toyota share the same metal. I can hope for red tail lights for the production Subaru though.
I don't understand why it couldn't look like this?

They have consistently said the Subie and Scion would have different rear and front end treatments.
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i do like the tail lights on this version
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I like the front of the FR-S and the rear of the Subaru. oy
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