At this rate, we’d probably use a paddle and a canoe to get to Frankfurt, Germany for the year’s biggest automotive event. That’s how huge this event is shaping up to be and it’s about to get even bigger after Subaru has announced their intention to bring a new "technology concept" called the BRZ Prologue - Boxer Sports Car Architecture II.

The BRZ, which stands for ’Boxer engine’, ’Rear-wheel drive’, and ’Zenith’, could very well be the Japanese automaker’s answer to Toyota’s version of the FT-86 that, ironically, the two are co-developing.

We don’t know exactly what to expect from the BRZ other than thinking it will be an RWD sports coupe and that it "embodies ultimate passion for the new sports car and confidence in its distinctive trademark and core technology." Subaru hasn’t revealed anything other than announcing that they’re bringing the car to Frankfurt and that the start of production is being planned for the spring of 2012, but hopefully, everything becomes crystal clear when the biggest auto show of the calendar year opens this September.

UPDATE 09/13/11: You remember when we said that we didn’t really know what to expect from the Subaru BRZ Concept heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show? Well, we certainly didn’t expect what we saw. You see, we where actually expecting something tangible that could take the look of a concept car. But what we got looked something like an X-ray mock-up version of the concept, which incidentally still doesn’t have all the elements that would constitute an actual car. What we did find out, and its something that could prove useful in the future, is that the car will carry a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed Boxer engine that features Toyota’s direct-injection technology called the D-4S.

UPDATE 09/22/11: After being postponed for some time, Subaru will finally be bringing a full concept version of the BRZ sports car to the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. However, this concept won’t reveal anything about the production version scheduled to appear in December. Turns out, both Subaru and Toyota have agreed not to display anything from the final production version of the BRZ or the FT-86 until the vehicles’ official debuts in Tokyo. So we’ve basically been chasing the BRZ and FT-86 carrots only to find out they are actually turds. Not cool. (Car And Driver)


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  (797) posted on 09.27.2011

This Subaru car is in the market? Or its still model? I can’t too test this car. I can’t wait for this great of the car. I think this car is one of the best cars in Subaru car.

  (676) posted on 09.26.2011

I find it weird, though its sort of interesting car. But then, Subaru car still one of the best car brand to have and to boost with. I wanted to see and experience this car to ride in.

  (428) posted on 09.23.2011

This car is still a model? Or this is available in the market? i can’t wait for this. I want to see this as soon as possible to see the performance and the good design and style of this car.

  (302) posted on 09.23.2011

It seems it has a crystal inside the car, hehehe. . Very classy and elegant looking. I want to see Subaru BRZ Concept in a finish product and in personal.

  (830) posted on 09.23.2011

Finally! They have now the plan to bring the full concept version of this BRZ sports car. It’s been a long time since they postponed this one. And it will be surely a great merge for Toyota and Subaru.

  (231) posted on 09.22.2011

This car interesting. I want to see it now. Hehehe. This car it’s on the market? I think this is a really great car if this car is on the market.

  (415) posted on 09.19.2011

I like the concept of the car. I cant wait to see this car in personal and to watch the performance of this car.

  (333) posted on 09.16.2011

I’m intrigue on this concept, seems so interesting smiley and I have to say that me either can’t wait to see this in auto show. I would really love to judge this in person. smiley

  (445) posted on 09.15.2011

This Subaru car is like a crystal glass that broke. I want to see this car in personal. I hope this perfect exterior is equal in their interior.

  (517) posted on 09.15.2011

I like it! I can’t wait to see this car in some car show soon. Hope to see this car and to test drive that car.

  (194) posted on 09.14.2011

This could be a great merge of Subaru and Toyota’s small sports car. But you can expect the car to have either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and a limited slip differential

  (630) posted on 09.9.2011

I really don’t know on what to expect on the vehicle, but I’m so excited for its revealing! This is definitely an awesome car! I can’t wait to see it on the Frankfurt Motor Show. 

  (599) posted on 09.9.2011

Well, that’s quite an awesome plan from the Subaru. I bet the Toyota feel so threatened on this car. I was thinking about what else modification that they will do on the FT-86. 

  (384) posted on 08.24.2011

I can’t wait to see this car in the Frankfurt Auto Show. It will be now the major competition of Toyota FT-86. This competition will be very tough. The idea of Subaru is very ideal since Toyota doesn’t have a lot of competitions.

  (397) posted on 08.24.2011

I like the cleanliness and decency when it comes to styling of the vehicle. I hope to see a future production for this car.

  (383) posted on 08.24.2011

We all know on how successful was the Toyota FT-86. And I would say that this is kind of smart move from the Subaru.

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