The full name of the not-quite-a-concept/not-quite-a-production car is Subaru BRZ Prologue – Boxer Sports Car Architecture II.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), The manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, unveiled the “SUBARU BRZ PROLOGUE – BOXER Sports Car Architecture II -” at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show.

“SUBARU BRZ PROLOGUE” embodies the technology concept of the “SUBARU BRZ”, an all-new rear-wheel drive (RWD) sports car, currently under joint development with Toyota Motor Corporation. Built around Subaru’s core technology – the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine, a new platform was developed in order to extract the maximum performance potential required of the RWD sports car.

The architecture employs the totally new 2.0-litre Subaru Boxer engine exclusively designed for the new sports car. In addition to renewing the bore and stroke, by adopting Toyota’s direct injection and port injection technology – “D-4S”, it creates higher output and better environmental friendliness to achieve sporty properties best-suited for the new generation sports car.

SUBARU BRZ is currently under development with an ambition of Subaru and Toyota to provide driving pleasure to a wider range of customers by making full uses of both companies’ expertise, and its start of production is expected in spring 2012. Thanks to its front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout; further lowered centre of gravity; and compact and lightweight body, SUBARU BRZ delivers new ways to enjoy “Pure Handling Delight” driving experience.

Major Specifications:

Body Size (Overall: Length x Width x Height): 4,200 x 1,770 x 1,270 mm

WheelBase: 2,570 mm

Engine Type: 2.0-Litre Direct Injection Naturally-Aspirated.

Four Cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine.

Source: Subaru