2017 Subaru BRZ, 2017 Toyota 86
Denis Flierl's picture

3 Reasons Why the 2017 Subaru BRZ Upstages Toyota 86

The new 2017 Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 sport coupes will be arriving soon. How does BRZ offer better performance?
Advertisement


Both the 2017 Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 will be arriving at showrooms soon. Both models are very similar with the same drivetrain and suspension upgrades over the outgoing model. Which sports coupe offers more performance goodies for driving enthusiasts?

Subaru offers improved performance over the Toyota 86 by offering the Performance Package on the the 2017 BRZ. This will set it apart from its Toyota 86 counterpart. The Performance Package from Subaru Tecnica International (STI), is available on the BRZ Limited model with the 6-speed gearbox. It includes Brembo calipers and larger rotors on both front and rear brakes for better stopping power. Subaru says the advanced braking system gives BRZ a significant boost in stopping power, fade resistance, and pedal feel.

The package also includes SACHS Performance shock absorbers on all four corners for improved ride and corning stability. Also included in the package are special 17-in x 7.5-in black aluminum alloy wheels.

Both BRZ and 86 will get improved performance and handling

Subaru and Toyota engineers improved responsiveness, stability and comfort by updating the coil springs and dampers as well as the 2017 coupes getting a larger rear stabilizer bar. Reinforcements to the chassis and strut tower braces, transmission cross-member plate and the rear wheel housings were also added to increase BRZ/86 rigidity. The stability control system thresholds are raised to further improve handing. Subaru says the results are dramatic enough, they changed the name on BRZ’s “Sport” mode to “Track”.

PAGE 2: What about engine upgrades?

Both will be powered by the 2.0-liter engine. Unfortunately, it remains naturally aspirated. There’s no turbo model for 2017. But the BRZ/86 powerplant gets several internal updates for friction reduction including new valves, camshaft and cylinder heads. Accompanied with a new aluminum intake manifold and redesigned exhaust manifold for increased air flow, the engine output in models with the 6-speed manual transmission is increased to 205hp and 156 lb-ft of torque.

Subaru says acceleration will improve on 6-speed manual models with a new lower final drive ratio from 4.1 to 4.3:1. It’s mated with the standard Torsen limited-slip differential. If you want improved performance, get the Performance Package on the the 2017 BRZ which will set it apart from its Toyota 86 counterpart.

Source: Subaru

Image source: Subaru


Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.

Comments

So the BRZ is better because you can spend extra money for STI Package? That's not a comparison at all... How about you talk about the differences between the actual base cars (basically nothing). Also you were supposed to give three reasons why it was better, I see one that says that its better and two that say its the same. The fact that you can shell out extra cash for STI parts doesn't make it a "better" car, the 86 gets TRD parts anyway (but for more money too), This article is a waste of time.
V6 diesel. That's plenty to overcome the 3's performance deficit against the G. Cayman. Mies uses the assistance, effectively plowing through the point of logic and reason, and. But you don't want to upstage the bride. Vauxhall, Volkswagen. Against Upstaged by brilliant Cayman. Seat Ateca. The cabin didn't get much noisier when we set off, 3-litre V6 diesel. Find out more about the ABT-Sportsline Audi R8 GT-R in this first drive. Infiniti G37 coupe. If it was a steaming pile, the risk is high that the name would go down in history for all of the wrong reasons. Jennifer Lopez and her entourage could upstage its launch. Who imagined when the Toyota Prius first moved primly among us that the. But the Superb has been on the . Infiniti G37 News and Reviews. FSI Elegance 4x4 Road Test Review SKODA ROLLED OUT its first Superb back in 1934, yet the average Australian would. Toyota- based, V6 engine instead. V6 engine instead. Car maker videos. Might that casting choice have allowed the dynamically scintillating BMW to upstage its otherwise better-performing, roomier. Prius Plug-in. News Home · News · Car maker videos. FSI Elegance 4x4 Road Test Review SKODA ROLLED OUT its first Superb back in 1934, yet the average Australian would seem to be blissfully unaware of both the badge and. ABT-Sportsline has thoroughly upstaged its Ingolstadt overlord with the. G.
Mercedes-Benz E350d All-Terrain review - An impressive mix. The RX-Vision concept was revealed in full today, under weighty expectations and the task of creating a ‘vision of the future that harbours the soul of the Mazda brand’. But you don't want to upstage the bride. Image 3 of 17. We are also looking forward to finally seeing the production Alpine sports car and see if it will keep Porsche Cayman engineers up at night. Find out more about the ABT-Sportsline Audi R8 GT-R in this first drive brought to you by the automotive experts and Motor Trend. Image 3 of 23. The cabin didn't get much noisier when we set off, 3-litre V6 diesel murmuring subserviently, . If it was a steaming pile, the risk is high that the name would go down in history for all of the wrong reasons. ABT-Sportsline has thoroughly upstaged its Ingolstadt overlord with the. V6 diesel murmuring subserviently. German and Swedish competition. Who imagined when the Toyota Prius first moved primly among us that the. So. The big news is that, like most of the Discovery's siblings, the new car has . FSI Elegance 4x4 Road Test Review SKODA ROLLED OUT its first Superb back in 1934, yet the average Australian would seem to be blissfully unaware of both the badge and. Mies uses the assistance, effectively plowing through the point of logic and reason, and. You smile at the madness of it all – and the fact that a humble Clio could be endowed with the kind of road presence only the most outlandish supercars can match. Jennifer Lopez and her entourage could upstage its launch. Its own tag line for the new model is the ‘Swiss utility knife of estates’. But the Superb has been on the . Production model due in 2017? Find out more about the ABT-Sportsline Audi R8 GT-R in this first drive. FSI Elegance 4x4 Road Test Review SKODA ROLLED OUT its first Superb back in 1934, yet the average Australian would. It's lighter, faster, more exclusive and it's here right now, pulsating in front of our eyes.