2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Subaru BRZ
2017 Subaru BRZ

 The BRZ’s 2.0-liter flat-four has less internal friction and increased airflow, resulting in a small uptick in output of 5 horsepower and 5 lb-ft of torque, for new totals of 205 and 156.

2017 Subaru BRZ
2017 Subaru BRZ

 Aided by slightly shorter gearing, acceleration is claimed to be improved—at least with the standard six-speed manual gearbox.

2017 Subaru BRZ
2017 Subaru BRZ

 Neither the higher output nor the different gearing applies to cars with the optional six-speed automatic transmission, but buyers who choose the automatic on this coupe probably won’t mind anyway.

2017 Subaru BRZ
2017 Subaru BRZ

 Subaru also applied some tuning changes to the BRZ’s already nicely balanced chassis.

2017 Subaru BRZ
2017 Subaru BRZ