Subaru and Toyota’s shared production of the BRZ and 86 sports cars are gradually being eliminated, implying that the next-generation model ought to be not far off. Toyota has just affirmed that there will be a second generation of the rear-wheel-drive sports cars, in spite of the fact that there’s no word on when they’ll show up. We figure they ought to be here, sometime early next year.

Toyota is continuing with the production of 2020 86 through the fall, a representative told the media. However, Subaru Japan’s site states: “We have completed the process of tolerating orders for work to-arrange assembling of the models [BRZ] listed. “The main BRZs left are those in the dealerships in America. Then again you could simply hold up until the new model comes out.

Past bits of gossip have recommended that the new BRZ and 86 could be turbocharged. The powertrain being referred to is Subaru’s turbocharged 2.4-litre flat-four found in the Subaru Ascent, Legacy, and Outback. It’ll be useful for around 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque, an improvement contrasted with the current generation’s normally aspirated 2.0-liter flat-four that makes 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. We’ll be stunned in the event that they don’t come standard with rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission.