A report suggests that Toyota and Subaru is planning to make the next-gen 86 sports car more powerful than the current version. In other words, it will have a bigger engine, which is upgraded from a 2.0-liter to a 2.4-liter to produce a little more power.
The report comes from The Japan Times, saying that the redesigned Toyota 86 and its Subaru sibling, the BRZ, will be launched in 2021.
Despite many fans expecting both Coupes to adopt turbocharged engines, it seems Toyota and Subaru are still not interested to meet their demands. They will stick to a naturally aspirated engine.
Defining the quality of handling as one of the important improvement points, the two companies will adjust the new 2.4-liter engine so that it can provide a lower center of gravity.
Subaru will continue to prioritize the safety of driver by installing the latest safety tech-equipments on the BRZ variant – such as the Pre-Collision Braking system, which will ensure that the vehicle provides a much safer driving experience.
Toyota and Subaru are still nowhere close to completing the next-gen 86 and BRZ. We will have to wait for at least three years before seeing the new sport cars on track, and any feature details could change as everything is still under development.