It has been officially confirmed that the second generation of Subaru BRZ is going to hit the market as a 2019 model. However, the fans have been actually waiting for its turbocharged version based on the STI concept revealed at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Currently, these are just rumors, but if the BRZ Turbo actually hits the market, it will leave you breathless.
The 2019 Subaru BRZ Turbo will definitely look more aggressive and more expensive. In fact, you will think that it is a higher trim level of the current model. That means that the exterior features will not bring anything revolutionary, but some of the serious changes and improvements will definitely take place. This sports coupe has mostly been presented coming in blue exterior color. The front fascia shows a redesigned grille and bumper with red details and a splitter. There is a larger air intake, too. The headlights will also be restyled and use the latest LED technology. The whole vehicle appears wider, which will only improve its stability and maneuvering. The new BRZ Turbo will get 18-inch wheels that will be wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires. Speaking of its profile, you will also notice new side skirts and mirror caps with black finish. In the rear part, this model will wear its well-known but larger rear spoiler made of carbon fiber. This will give the new BRZ even sportier and more race-inspired look.
The interior of the 2019 Subaru BRZ Turbo should also follow the next-generation design of such high-performance cars. It will probably provide sports seats that will be comfortable, supportive and power-adjustable. The driver is likely to get a race-inspired steering wheel, wrapped in leather with red stitching. Red details can also be found on the seats and seatbelts. The carmaker will also update technology inside this model. The dashboard will wear modern design and show some carbon-fiber details. You will probably get a 6.1-inch touch-screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system. This model will also include the necessary safety systems and driver assist features.
The engine of the 2019 Subaru BRZ Turbo has probably been the most questionable issue. The anticipated turbocharged version might not actually ever happen exactly because there would not be enough place for it under the hood. On the other hand, there are two possible turbo options that have been discussed. The first could come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo that hits at least 280 horsepower. The other, but less likely to happen, includes a 2.5-liter turbocharged with more than 300 horsepower.
2019 Subaru BRZ Turbo Release Date and Price
If the release date of the 2019 Subaru BRZ Turbo ever happens, it could be by the end of 2018, although that has not been officially confirmed. The price of this model is estimated at $35,000. Competitors: Nissan Silvia S16, Toyota GT86.