Subaru Names New RWD Sports Car BRZ

Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru vehicles, has announced it will name its pending rear-wheel drive sports car the BRZ.

FHI says it will exhibit a technology concept of the BRZ at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

A special website has opened today at Subaru’s global site,

FHI has derived the BRZ name from the letter B in Boxer engine, R in rear-wheel drive, and Z in the word Zenith.

FHI says the name embodies ultimate passion for the new sports car and confidence in its distinctive constellation trademark and core technology – the horizontally opposed Boxer engine.

BRZ production is due to start in northern spring 2012.

A decision on whether the BRZ will come to Australia will not be made until later this year.

Keep your fingers crossed. We’ll bring you more from the Frankfurt Motor Show as news comes to hand.