As if Subaru BRZ wasn’t performing good enough as it is, Japanese maker decided to unveil an upgraded version of the sports coupe. It was presented at 2015 New York Auto Show and the new 2016 Subaru BRZ STI serves to announce that STI packages will come to the U.S.
2016 Subaru BRZ STI specs
So, what’s cooking under the hood? Engine from BRZ Super GT, that’s what. GT300 EJ20 which is basically 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-4 boxer engine generates as much as 350 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. However, GT race car has downgraded engine to meet the competition requirements which 2016 Subaru BRZ STI Performance concept doesn’t. This means that the concept car actually delivers around 450 ponies. Whatever the case, this is a fully pledged race engine in somewhat downgraded racing concept car body.
2016 Subaru BRZ STI redesign
Design is different compared to both regular BRZ and GT race models. STI Performance concept stands somewhere in the middle and brings the best from both worlds. Frontal fascia is more angular, especially hexagonal grille and side air intakes. There are couple of air gills behind the front fender from both sides of the 2016 Subaru BRZ STI, while rear fender gets a large sill. Rear end exposes couple of mid-mounted, circular turbo exhausts and a huge angular wing spoiler upon the overhang. Needless to say, plenty of parts, and most of those just mentioned, are made out of carbon fibers.
Subaru BRZ STI 2016 changes
Interior of the new Subaru BRZ STI 2016 is also filled with carbon accents, but that’s what sports cars are all about. Recaro sport leather/suede black seats with red stitches and inserts fit the picture nicely; especially when you consider the fact that whole cabin is threaded with red stitches and details. Dash itself could be easily produced for conventional models. It looks good and fits the touch screen display as well. When car is on, it glows even more reddish thanks to the special gauge cluster. Moreover, cabin is quite comfortable and offers a lot of space for two which is, incidentally, its people limit.
Price and Release date of BRZ- STI Subaru 2016
While thinking how to rate a high-performance vehicle like this, it proves difficult, so we utilized some earlier presumption in identifying a cost array. The base vehicle WRX has a $25,595 MSRP, while the WRX STI has a $34,095 base rate.
Utilizing that markup, we could moderately state that based upon the base MSRP of the BRZ, which is $25,495, so we came to conclusion that approximate a rate of about $34,000 would be most probably the price of 2016 Subaru BRZ STI. Once again, this is simply merely making use of recognized variables to approximate the full unknown.
Release date of this sport coupe is expected to be somewhere during the year 2016.