It seems that two famous Japanese manufacturers are working on the new, the second generation of their small sports cars, which will most likely come as 2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ. To remind you, these cars are products of a joint venture of these two companies. They share pretty much identical mechanics, while each model comes with its own styling.
The original version came six years ago, in 2012, and it seems that two companies will continue this cooperation. The next generation is under development. So far, the most interesting details of next-generation models are those about the new engine. It looks like the current unit will be replaced with the new one, bigger and more powerful.
A new engine will demand a completely new chassis, which is another novelty to come. So, expect plenty of new things from 2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ models.
2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ new engine
With the new generation, the focus is on the new engine, according to latest reports. It seems that the company is going to replace the current 2.0-liter unit with the new 2.4-liter turbo inline-four. The current engine is good for about 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, a new 2.4-liter unit will be far more powerful. New models will most likely use the same version of the engine that we can find under the hood of new Subaru Ascent crossover. This unit delivers around 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, which will definitely be a huge boost compared to the current models.
Considering the current models already have some great numbers in terms of performances, things will most likely be far better, although it is still early to speculate on some more precise numbers.
2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ will get a completely new platform
A usual redesign brings a completely new platform as the most important novelty, which improves the driving experience and overall performances. This time, development of the new platform, a new chassis, in particular, could be more challenging. It’s all about the new engine.
These cars are famous not only for a lightweight body but also by unusual weight distribution. This interesting design solution provided amazing handling and stability. With the new turbo engine, things will need to be much different. Completely new calculations for a perfect weight distribution, along with lightweight materials that will make new 2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ even lighter would be a key factor for excellent performances.
2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ design
Of course, this is another important aspect of all sports cars. These two models will come with a completely new styling, which will improve the cars in many ways. Besides the more attractive look, it will also provide better aerodynamics, which would eventually effect on overall performances. Each model will come with its own styling, but base proportions should be pretty much the same.
When it comes to the interior design, we expect to see a similar minimalistic approach to both models. Of course, dashboard layouts will be completely new. Additionally, we will see more equipment. This especially refers to safety and driver-assist systems.
2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ release date
New generations of these two models are still in the early stage of development. At the moment, all speculations are about the engine. Rest of the design is yet to be speculated and developed. Considering that the current version is present for about six years, new models will probably come in about two years, as 2021 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ.