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Subaru BRZ STI arriving next spring with 230 hp and no turbo - report

 Subaru BRZ STI arriving next spring with 230 hp and no turbo - report
Subaru BRZ STI concept live in Los Angeles 16.11.2011

To cost 27,000 GBP

The Subaru BRZ STI should arrive in showrooms next spring and is expected to cost around 27,000 GBP.

We saw a concept version at last year's L.A. Auto Show, and now Auto Express is reporting that a production model is slated for a spring launch in Japan, followed soon after by United States and Europe.

The most important news is that it won't be turbocharged due to engine bay space limitations as there isn't enough room to squeeze in an intercooler. The good news is that power will be raised at up to 230 hp (171 kW) thanks to variable valve control system tweaks and an increased rev limit past 7,500 rpm. Dampers and springs will also be upgraded, along with the addition of four-piston STI brakes and 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in grippier rubbers.

In terms of design, the BRZ STI will get a front lip spoiler, updated grille, different side skirts and a large rear wing. Bucket seats and additional dials are expected inside the cabin.

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Comments (18)

 WilliamNaing WilliamNaing
First ever boxer engine, 4 cylinder making 230 hp without a turbo. I think that is amazing. But for the price of $43,000 isn't worth it.
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January 3, 2013 12:46 am
 nunyabub nunyabub
Good idea, bad use of STI brand. I love the idea of front engine Rear wheel drive but that price point is ridiculous, and weak power. I'm a Subaru fan but if I was in the market for something like this I would just buy a pre-owned S2000 and save $30k!
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November 27, 2012 8:51 pm
 LWE7 LWE7
Otherwise for 35k you get a 350hp Hyundai Genesis Coupe. (3.8 l V6)
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November 27, 2012 12:57 pm
 RandyNester RandyNester
$43,000 for a 230hp Subaru? Good luck with that.
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November 27, 2012 12:05 pm
 danteskov danteskov
If I was to get interested in this car... it needs a turbo!!!
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November 27, 2012 11:15 am
 mhectorgato mhectorgato
Nice bump in power (though its only keeping up with the GTI, which isn't that powerful) and appearance, but don't care much for the spoiler. Does 30hp require that much extra downforce?
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November 27, 2012 9:11 am
 alihijazi alihijazi
naturally aspirated engine wow.... no turbo lag and the engine will sound gr8 vroooooooooooooooom
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November 27, 2012 3:11 am
 dmanero dmanero
Turbo is what made Subaru,STI their name. How can you not put one in.
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November 26, 2012 9:44 pm
 Mikeado Mikeado
More power's great, but what about torque? The raised rev limiter suggests the peaky power delivery will remain the same. Also, I see they're quietly ignoring the handful of different turbo kits for BRZs that exist now in the aftermarket...
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November 26, 2012 8:16 pm
 MRAD MRAD
Keep in mind, it can't be anywhere near 300hp as it would directly compete with the WRX STi, an would draw away sales. This is as good as it is going to get in OEM mode, though with the TRD supercharger being developed, this can easily be increased with little effort and perhaps within your warranty's boundaries.
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November 26, 2012 6:22 pm
 tazcubed tazcubed
Although this is a light weight car, I think 230 seems a little low compared to other STi efforts.
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November 26, 2012 5:49 pm
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
it needs a turbo be so much better make about 375hp too
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November 26, 2012 5:30 pm
 bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors
it would be awsome if it made 270-290cv and revved to atleast 8500+rpm, now that would have made for a drivers car
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November 26, 2012 4:29 pm