Some breaking news comes in from AutomotiveNews, who apparently received confirmation from insiders at Subaru of America, specifically the corporate communications director, Michael McHale, who said that a performance BRZ is on the way within “a couple years.”
However, McHale also said that there’s a high-chance that the new performance BRZ could be a “tuned by TSI” version, which would be a BRZ that’s just short of a full-fledged STI model. Obviously, we, and the public, want the latter.
This means that the idea of a BRZ STI is still in the hands of market trends, meaning Subaru needs to see a solid business case in the situation before they move forward.
Sounds like old news, but given the concept of a performance BRZ was refreshed by the STI Performance Concept at the New York Auto Show recently, there’s a chance Subaru might actually get around to doing it this time.
But what further hints at the greater chance of this happening, is STI’s president, Yoshio Hirakawa.
“The United States is the highest priority for STI,” Hirakawa said. “We’d like to create a car that drivers can control like their own legs so they can push the car to the limit.”
Keep your fingers crossed.
– By: Chris Chin
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