After some uncertainty and a number of reports announcing the BRZ’s death, Subaru recently confirmed that its compact sports car will live through to a second generation. Limited details about the next-gen BRZ are known but the following clip offers one take on how the car may look.
TheSketchMonkey are behind this creation. As we’ve yet to see any prototypes of the new BRZ testing in public, it’s impossible to know what the car will look like. Nevertheless, this take on the new car is quite nice.
The design of the current BRZ is pretty conservative, but TheSketchMonkey’s creation previews a slightly more edgy and aggressive vehicle. For example, inspiration has been taken from the wild Subaru STI Viziv Performance Concept, particularly with the sharp and pointed headlights.
Elsewhere, the car featured below includes an angular front grille and a pair of large front air intakes that following the same dramatic angle as the headlights. Beyond the front end, not much about the BRZ has been changed, save for a few new character lines that run along the hood, doors, and front and rear quarter panels.
Thus, it’s more of an evolutionary, rather an all-new, design. In contrast, our own Josh Byrnes offered up a totally different vision for the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ last week. Our rendering depicts the “twins” adopting a radically overhauled styling that bears virtually no similarities to the current car. For example, design traits have been taken from the iconic Toyota AE86, with a larger rear compartment featured to improve cabin space.
No matter how the finished items will look, we hope the two Japanese automakers listen to customers and ditch the current 2.0-liter flat-four for something more powerful, like for instance Subaru’s 260HP 2.4-liter turbocharged unit, as the chassis can certainly handle the extra ponies.