Just look at it.
The Subaru BRZ has to be one of the best sports cars of the last decade, earning a reputation for being almost perfectly balanced and boatloads of fun to drive despite its timid power outputs. Fans of these cars have finally received some good news as Subaru North America recently revealed the all-new BRZ at the Thermal Club Raceway in California. The new BRZ takes on an evolutionary look rather than a completely redesigned shape, and while most are excited for the new car in its coupe form, the thought always lingers: what would the BRZ look like as a cabriolet? So we created this render to get a better idea.
The exterior of the standard car features newly-introduced side vents that help reduce drag and small fins on the back wheel arch to increase high-speed stability. The 17-inch alloy wheels fill the arches nicely, and there's a dual exhaust system in the back. It sure is a handsome package. With the roof off, things get even better. At a quick glance, the drop-top version resembles the MR2 of old and adds a sprinkling of the Chevrolet Corvette in for good measure. The cowls behind the headrests also give it an exotic supercar feel. This body style definitely suits the BRZ, but purists will most likely complain about the reduced body rigidity and added weight.
Under the hood of the new BRZ lies a 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer engine, now producing 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, which is a healthy increase over the old car's 205 hp and 156 lb-ft output figures. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and will have an estimated curb weight of around 2,900 pounds. The interior features a G-force meter and bucket seats with red stitching, as well as Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. Sales are expected to start this fall with pricing yet to be announced. We don't expect a convertible car any time soon, but one can dream.