Will the automaker finally man up?
The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are some of the greatest sports car on the market today, but enthusiasts have been begging the automakers for one simple thing: more power. After years of waiting for a faster model, it looks like Toyota has heard the cries and is planning a hardcore version of the sports car. According to a report by AutoGuide, Toyota has filed a patent that hints at an upcoming Subaru STI Performance Concept. The patent was filed in Japan and was approved earlier this month with Subaru as the creator.
While the patent won’t get your blood flowing, the drawings of the upcoming concept sure will. Interestingly, the drawings are an exact replica of the Subaru STI Performance Concept that we saw earlier this year at the New York Motor Show. The concept sported various cosmetic changes over the stock model, but the thing that we really fell in love with was the increased performance, which was at a claimed 450 hp. Since the STI Performance Concept featured a variety of performance components from Subaru, there’s no word on whether Toyota would build a performance variant of the FR-S using the same parts. We don’t want to get too excited, but it looks like a faster BRZ may actually be in the works.