Given all this, it doesn’t sound like Subaru has messed up any of the things that made the latest BRZ great – namely, the handling. The small rear-wheel drive sports car will retain its own weight of less than 2,900 pounds with official preliminary figures ranging from 2,815 pounds for the manual Premium to 2,881 pounds for the automatic Limited. As before, the 2022 BRZ will be available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with switches. The automation now gets Subaru’s EyeSight ADAS, as well as a new sporty driving mode that allows for faster automated downshifting and holds gears longer when the car’s deflection sensors detect hard turns.
Despite the slight weight gain (forgiven considering the larger engine), Subaru says that the 2022 BRZ will be the lightest production sports car with 2 + 2 rear-wheel drive on the American market. What̵
When asked directly if BRZ’s new “ordered chassis” was really new, not just a modified version of the previous car, a Subaru spokesman said it was indeed “completely redesigned” as a “joint effort with Toyota, similar to the first generation BRZ. However, in further research, the same spokesman stopped calling it a “new platform”, explaining that “the platform is derived from other Subaru products and not from the global Subaru platform.” we are waiting to find out exactly how much of the skeleton of this car was really transferred from the last BRZ.
In any case, its wheelbase increases by 0.2 inches, the overall length is now 0.9 inches longer than before, and the car is 0.4 inches lower in height, while the width remains unchanged. The torsional resistance is 50%, while the lateral bending stiffness is 60% higher.