Subaru BRZ 2022 notices C8 success, transforms into mid-engined boxer marvel
Some high-performance automakers need wide bodies, plenty of carbon fiber aero elements, towering aero fenders, as well as handcrafted twin-turbocharged V8 engines to stand out in the sporting crowd.
Others are content to shell out a few affordable cars thanks to a long-standing partnership. And in the process, take the sports car enthusiast segment by storm with low prices, great handling, a great platform for tuning, along with the traditional front naturally aspirated engine and RWD setup. And people won’t even care about the quirks, like the boxer’s arrangement.
Because we mentioned affordability, this is not a Porsche, of course. So the only other alternatives are the “Toyobaru” twins. Specifically, in this case, the second generation Subaru BRZ brother. And how do you improve the recently upgraded architecture from the point of view of the virtual artist? Simple, with a technical page from the bestselling C8 Chevy Corvette book.
As such, the master pixel behind the superrenderscars social media account has taken the liberty of turning the BRZ into a mid-engined gem. It’s a bit strange for a Subaru to offer this transformation. But let’s remember that it shares DNA with Toyota’s GR 86, and the latter company once sold the cool little MR2.
Of course, that’s wishful thinking because the format is set in stone – and probably the big bosses at Subaru / Toyota won’t consider it until they hit the eighth generation as well. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream. Especially about the turning pleasure of mountain sculpture afforded by such a balanced approach.
And we don’t even mind that the little 2.4-liter boxer engine probably feels out of breath as we quickly approach the summit goal. But who knows, maybe those bigger side vents are there for a virtual turbo purpose.