The reveal is not far away.
Subaru has finally given enthusiasts something to look forward to in 2020. The company posted the first official teaser of the next-generation BRZ sports car, which debuts later this fall. The single image only shows a close up of the front wheel, with a small glimpse of the front fender vent and blue camouflage wrap. Now, leaked images from GR86.org give us a much better view of the 2022 Subaru BRZ.
These leaked images are far from high resolution, but we can clearly see that it is the same car shown in the teaser. The car wears the same blue camo and it appears to ride on the same set of wheels, so the pictures seem legitimate.
It looks like the car is sitting in some sort of tent, waiting to be shown off. Subaru did mention that attendees of Subiefest 2020 would receive a sneak peek at the car, so we assume this is what the company was referring to in its teaser statement. These leaked images are not the first time we've spotted the new BRZ, as the car was previously spotted undergoing testing outside of Toyota's research and development facility in Michigan. Remember, the new BRZ is being developed with Toyota, and will also go on sale as the Toyota 86.
Along with the images come some leaked specifications. The BRZ will reportedly use a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated boxer-four, producing 217 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. While not the turbocharged numbers some hoped for, these are both healthy increases over the outgoing BRZ. The addition of a turbocharger would likely put the 86 too close to the four-cylinder Supra's performance, which may explain why the twins will keep a naturally aspirated engine.
Production reportedly starts in spring 2021, meaning the car could arrive late next year. No official announcements or teasers have come from the Toyota camp as of yet.