- we've spotted the next-gen toyota 86 and subaru brz testing yet again and are getting an even closer idea at what the new cars will look like.
- we can now see what could be full-width led taillights and a better look at the attractive new front end.
- the new 86 and subaru brz could be powered by a 260-hp turbocharged flat-four paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission.
we recently got our first look at the upcoming toyota 86 and subaru brz, but now our spy photographers have gotten an even closer look, clearly showing what the new rear-wheel-drive sports cars will look like when they arrive sometime next year, likely as 2022 models.
the next-gen sports car's front end is a welcome improvement. it has a more slanted front end with sleeker, meaner-looking headlights and a slightly larger, simplified grille, which will help cool the (likely turbocharged) engine. we can also get a better look at the air intakes up front, and in the back we can see that the redesigned taillights could have an led bar underneath the integrated lip spoiler that connects the two—a look we very much like. it could, however, just be a style line that connects the taillights.
a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat-four that makes 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque powers the current-generation cars, and they come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. we've heard that the next-gen 86 and brz will use a more potent turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four that's good for around 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque, and if it doesn't come standard with a diy gearbox, let's just say we'll be more than a little disappointed.
we'll know for sure when the next-gen toyota 86 and subaru brz make their debut, which should be by the end of the year when production of the current models officially ends. they should arrive in the u.s. sometime next year starting just shy of $30,000.