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    BRZ May(or may not) get the axe

    Subaru BRZ might be discontinued

    A new report coming from Australia indicates the Subaru BRZ might not receive a second generation.

    It seems the Subaru BRZ could be terminated after only one generation in the event that Toyota and BMW will deepen their collaboration. One of the reasons why Subaru got its own version of the GT 86 is because Toyota has a 20 percent stake in Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, but that might not happen for the second-generation GT 86 which is said to become more radical than today's car.

    BMW and Toyota are working together on a high-performance sports car slotted above the GT 86 and chief engineer Tetsuya Tada says the collaboration between the two parties could be expanded to include the second-gen GT 86. The latter could end up with an alternative powertrain or an inline-four cylinder engine as a replacement for the current boxer motor. Regardless of its heart, expect some form of electrification to boost power output as well as slash fuel consumption.

    Tada hinted the next GT 86 could make use of the supercapacitor technology found in the company's Le Mans TS040 Hybrid racer. In an interview to DRIVE, Tada said "maybe next generation 86 must have some kind of eco technology like racing hybrid."

    Until then, a mid-cycle refresh for the Toyota GT 86 is in the works for a 2015 market release and could include a larger boxer engine or uprated intake and exhaust systems sourced from Gazoo Racing while the final drive ratio could also be altered to make the car feel livelier.
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    Odd that may happen with all the success the 86 has had.

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    Well, it is just saying that it may snip out Subaru and continue making the Toyota branded 86's. In which case, Matt, hang on to that gutless wonder you've got. You may have a real collectable, especially if the boxer motor gets stripped too!
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    BRZ/FRS are the new hondas now. To bad, soooo sad. Not the best Subaru by any means. Maybe they will make something better later on. It was better then nothing. :-))
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Wicked Sti View Post
    Not the best Subaru by any means. Maybe they will make something better later on. It was better then nothing. :-))
    Having owned an 02 WRX, 08 STi, and now a 13 BRZ I have to say that is only an opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper702 View Post
    Odd that may happen with all the success the 86 has had.
    The buzz has died off. The media really set the early sales ablaze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colombo View Post
    The buzz has died off. The media really set the early sales ablaze.
    Sure it may have declined but I'm sure an STI version or turbo would have had it higher than ever. Plus I'm sure they're still selling well (at least the FRS).

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