Toyota and Subaru are working together for the next generation of the 86/BRZ duo and more information has surfaced online about the sports car duo.
The same source adds that the new generation of rear-drive coupes for both the Toyota and Subaru brands will be built on a modified version of the former’s TNGA architecture, offering a more rigid basis and even perhaps a lower center of gravity compared to the current models.
Power will continue coming from a Subaru flat-four engine, only instead of the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter unit, the new models will employ the brand’s turbocharged 2.4-liter engine that’s currently in use with models like the Legacy, Outback and Ascent.
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The turbocharged boxer engine produces 260 HP and 277 lb-ft of torque and represents a major upgrade from the current GT 86 and BRZ models, answering this way to perhaps the most common complaint of customers and fans around the world.
The new models are also expected to feature a much improved cabin, with better-quality materials and all the latest technology, including a faster infotainment system with a larger screen and a wide range of driver assistance systems.
It will be interesting to see how Toyota and Subaru will position their models, as they don’t want to go too close to the Supra, which is offered in an entry-level four-cylinder guise in Japan as well.
The second generation of the Toyobaru twins are expected to be revealed in 2021 so stay tuned.