New Subaru BRZ 2021 Release Date, Changes
New Subaru BRZ 2021 Release Date, Changes – A report from Motoring Australia pretty much confirms that the rebirth of the 86 and BRZ twins is “Well down the road,” but we’ve learned a bit worthwhile since the report was alive back in March 2019. With both companies being hit hard by the opinions on the lack of turbocharging (Toyota fanboys) and lack of AWD (Subaru fanboys), you would think that two Japanese allies would answer the call and prayer. But, that wouldn’t be the case, and there’s a good reason behind it. The twins evolved; There is no doubt about it. This is what you can expect from Japanese brothers when their evolution is finished.
When re-released in 2012, the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ immediately attracted the attention of lovers of sports cars. The natural-Aspirated boxer engine is placed in front of the car and transferring power to the rear wheel is the somewhat unexpected combination, but ensures the weight distribution of 50/50 is ideal between the front and rear axles. In the end, however, the car was shown a side that supported the new SUPRA.
I know many of you have been screaming at Toyota and Subaru for the lack of power developed by the 86 and BRZ. 200 horsepower (205 with manual transmission) does not look like much, and sports cars should only have more, right? At first glance, the logic seems right, but you forgot one thing-the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ did not intend to be fast in a straight line.
They are meant to be true car drivers, and that means they need to handle very well. And, after spending some time behind the wheel of the second, I have to tell you that engineers deliver one hell of a package when it comes to handling. In fact, you almost forget that you are driving a car that does not have a 300 + horsepower just because how well they can maneuver the bend and recover quickly.
It’s the most talked about topic in car magazines and TV shows this past year. The new Supra has produced a tremendous amount of hype, which culminates with rumors that Toyota will stop production of 86. Fortunately, rumors proved to be unfounded after Toyota and Subaru denied them and asserted that they were working on a new generation. We feel that the 2021 Toyota 86 will be the bigger news from the Japanese producers and their South Korean partners.
The lack of photo evidence from the new model forces us to move on to our trusty crystal ball to try and see what it might look like when it finally arrives. Please note that the following is just a guess and after the original photo is released, we will publish it.
It doesn’t sound like much, but they’re lightweight, and they’re nimble. By adding on the Turbo (or two) you will not only gain weight, but you will throw away the entire dynamics of the car-suspension, brakes, and steering all to be recalibrated, and you will never get the same, purely driving experience That you get from a car that rolls off the current production line.
The Supra designers go with a lightweight, neutral look, especially from the front, which has attracted some blended reviews. The new GT86 would probably go the other way, creating a much more bold design that would lead to some controversy among the critics.
Perhaps the most obvious choice for inspiration maybe the original AE86, which will give the new GT86 a lifted back and sharp nose line, with a dramatic and sharp shoulder shape.
Subaru BRZ 2021 Price
And, that’s why the Next-gen 86 and BRZ won’t be turbocharged. With turbocharging, the whole goal of car change and its amazing driving and dynamic handling will be gone. Toyota and Subaru will continue to deliver the car that handles beyond expectation and fast. And, honestly, you can’t beat the experience you get from one of these sports cars without paying more than the current price from around $27,000. Remember, they are designed to be fast in all circumstances, not fast in a straight line.
The All-wheel drive is great, amazing, and gives you lots of traction when you (usually) need it. But, the simple fact of the matter is that the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ are compact cars, and there is no real room to make it happen. That’s not the only reason, though. It came back soon to the handling and dynamic overall of the car itself. You throw AWD, and you immediately add hundreds of pounds of extra weight.
That means the car goes from being quick to slow down or you need to ride the horsepower, and you can see where it goes from there. Add in the fact that placing heavier in the front will greatly affect the ability to handle the car and may not be in a good way.
The elevated back could provide enough space for a 2 + 2 Coupe concept, something genuine 86 owned. The front will be highly modified, along with three new LED lights and a full LED bar at the rear.
New Subaru BRZ 2021 Interior
New Subaru BRZ 2021 Release Date, Changes
The cab will be taken to speed and modernized to include all the new Gizmos that have been created in the last six years since the release of the first model. The new ergonomic design will be more driver-oriented. The outdated Infotainment system will be exchanged for the new one, which will be based on a large touchscreen and will offer support for Apple CarPlay phone mirroring. Standard security systems will also be included, such as pre-collision braking, pedestrian detection, automatic Reverse braking, road sign assist, blind-spot detection, assist track tracking, and adaptive cruise control.
2021 Subaru BRZ Specs
Instead, the Next-gen Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 will, undoubtedly, be carried away with the rear-wheel drive. If you still don’t believe me, here’s a little hint about the next point – they’ll be right on a different platform as well.
One thing that irritating many people in the original 86 is the lack of turbocharged engines in options. Although a four-sucked natural boxer is done big, giving 197 horsepower to the rear wheels, there is some clamor demanding turbocharged versions as well.
2021 Subaru BRZ Engine
As it happens, Subaru has developed a new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that could be an option, in addition to the standard 2.0 liters naturally aspiring version. Subaru used it in the new’s climbing SUV’s huge and all-newer Legacy, where it performs very well, delivering 260 horsepower and 277 pound-foot torque. Compared to the standard version, that would be a significant upgrade in performance.
The Platform is flexible as hell and can support almost all forms of vehicles and sizes, but Subaru only generates the AWD car. The Subaru BRZ and the 86 Toyota are destined to defend the RWD so that Subbie’s new platform has been ruled out with extreme prejudice. The writing on the wall is pretty obvious right now, and there are only two options-the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota 86 will either ride on the same, aging platform or will move to the Toyota TNGA platform. That’s the same platform underlying the Toyota Corolla, Camry, RAV4, and Kluger.
The reason why the original 86 does not have a turbocharged version is that the platform was built on not being able to handle it, according to the Chief Engineer of 86 and Supra, Tetsuya Tada. The Platform is developed jointly between Toyota and Subaru and hopefully, it will be able to take a strong strain of turbocharged engines, as the BMW one Toyota is using for the new Supra.
2021 Subaru BRZ Competition
The new GT86 will have many competitions. The main rivals will be the Ford 2.3-liter Ecoboost Mustang, Audi TT, Mazda MX5, Nissan 370Z, and even Toyota own Supra. Supra version with 2.0-liter, JDM format only sound especially dangerous, but Toyota will not sell that version in North America., so at least GT86 will have one less competitor there.
Despite the fact that the 86 and BRZ will most likely switch to the Toyota platform, the flat-four boxers work very well. This is not just because of Subaru reliability, either. See, the miracle behind the flat-four is that it is not very high and can be installed relatively low in the chassis of the car. That’s part of how the 86 and BRZ managed to have a low center of gravity. We already know that manufacturers do not want to fix something that is not broken so, if you place a bet, you must put your money on the next generation BRZ and 86 have a Subaru engine under the hood.
2021 Subaru BRZ Release Date
Neither the Toyota nor the Subaru has announced the date for a new release of 86 or BTZ but it sounds that we are equally able to see both cars somewhere in the late 2020 or early 2021. Until then, we’re excited to wait for good news for the company about the look and specs of the new model.