A curious BRZ has been caught testing in Japan, raising questions as to whether a hardcore version is coming.
The camouflaged body fitted with the uncamouflaged front spoiler could be put down to a prototype vehicle being used to test a new aero kit – the fact that it’s a left-hand-drive vehicle is likely insignificant.
A short video also shows the Subaru sports coupe being drifted while out on track.
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During the test day at Fuji, a blue BRZ was spotted in the garage with a number of Subaru engineering staff wearing STI jackets. While not a smoking gun by any means, it does point to the prospect of a sportier version of the BRZ being track-tested by STI engineers.
Even if the turbocharged BRZ doesn’t eventuate, we could see the introduction of a model tuned by STI, similar to the current BRZ tS which features mild aerodynamic enhancements, Brembo brakes, Sachs dampers and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres (which are now standard on new-generation BRZs with 18-inch wheels).