Subaru has already unveiled a BRZ STI concept, but new details are starting to emerge about the production model.

Subaru has already unveiled a BRZ STI concept, but new details are starting to emerge about the production model.

In an interview with Auto Express, global marketing manager Atoshi Atake said "We have already had many requests from interested customers regarding a faster version [of the BRZ]. Let me say this - we will certainly satisfy our customers. We are already working on a faster version."

While Atake didn't go into specifics, he hinted "We can definitely develop the intake system." We can also expect a revised variable valve control system as well as a sports exhaust system. These modifications could enable the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to produce approximately 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS).

As for the turbocharger? It's reportedly a no-go, because there isn't enough room in the engine bay to mount an intercooler. Atake also said "We want to keep turbocharging separate. It is for models like the WRX STI." He added, "The same goes for four-wheel drive. We could not make the BRZ four-wheel drive even if we wanted to."

Despite lacking forced induction, the model is slated to feature an aggressive body kit, a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes and 18-inch alloy wheels.

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