The current BRZ is less than three years old, but Subaru is already looking to spruce up the coupe by preparing a new version. It’s unclear whether it will be a special edition, optional package, or a permanent member of the lineup, but a “sharper and more focused” model will be unveiled at Subiefest California. The lone teaser shows the engraved “BRZ” on the headlights now red, which adds at least five horsepower to each headlight. We are children.
On a more serious note, Sunday’s reveal will come roughly a month after Toyota gave its BRZ sister model some notable upgrades for the 2024 model year. The GR86 has gotten a Performance Package with upgraded Brembo brakes featuring red four-piston front calipers and rear calipers. two pistons. It includes 12.8 x 1.3-in front and 12.4 x 0.79-in rear rotors. The kit also adds a Sachs damper filled with high pressure nitrogen and oil.
Could these items also be coming to the 2024 Subaru BRZ? We’ll find out what will happen on July 23 when the car will be unveiled at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia where the 2023 California Subiefest will take place. For what it’s worth, the GR86 also gets a Trueno Edition that includes this Performance Pack.
Meanwhile, it’s worth mentioning that Japanese side Subie has announced plans to implement EyeSight into cars equipped with a manual gearbox, with the three-pedal BRZ getting it first in the Land of the Rising Sun this fall.
Going further, wild rumors from Japan claim the Toyobaru will receive hybrid power for the next iteration by combining a turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor. Take these details with a heavy dose of salt but Mag-X reports the car will use the engine found in the GR Corolla and drive a different RWD platform that Toyota is currently developing. Report from 2022 published by Best Car Network also stated a hybrid powertrain was planned. However, we must emphasize that nothing is official.