The Subaru BRZ STI is under development, according to some cryptic teaser images on Subaru’s Japanese STI website.
The images show a BRZ displaying the iconic pink STI badge on the front grille, and a second logo on a chrome fin across the front wing vents.
Subaru has provided no further information on the BRZ STI, but Tetsuya Tada, programme chief previously told Autocar that supercharging was a possibility. However, he ruled out a turbocharged version due to packaging difficulties. Internet reports suggest his team is also investigating a KERS-type feature.
A raft of chassis modifications are also likely to be offered. A number of TRD-developed modifications are already available, and Subaru UK has already indicated it will offer approved upgrades through tuning company Pro-R.
Subaru is likely to tweak the BRZ’s styling, with a more aggressive bodykit and wing inspired by the original Subaru BRZ STI Concept, which was shown at the 2011 Los Angeles motor show.