New Subaru BRZ XT Concept – Ruge’s Subaru

28 Sep

By Jeffrey N. Ross

Posted Sep 27th 2012

The Subaru XT was a small coupe from the ’80s that offered all-wheel drive and a turbo engine, and now,Subaru is revisiting the designation on its 2012 BRZ XT Line Concept. While we would love to imagine a day with a turbocharged Subaru BRZ driven by all four wheels, we’ll have to wait until later to learn the true details of this car. The XT moniker has also been used more recently to denote the turbocharged models of theSubaru Forester, so there’s that, too.

For now, though, all we have to work on are pictures of the car, and from what we can tell, Subaru’s definitely injecting more attitude into the much-loved rear-drive coupe. Visual changes include carbon fiber (or at least a carbon fiber look) on the roof panel, decklid spoiler and mirror caps, while the blacked-out 11-spoke wheels expose red-painted calipers at all four corners. XT Line Concept badges adorn the front fascia, fender vents and the C-pillars.

Inside this mysterious concept, the BRZ gets some bright red leather seats with embossed XT logos and some added carbon fiber trim on the gauge cluster brow and door panels.

Honestly, the XT Line Concept looks more appropriate for SEMA rather than today’s Paris Motor Showreveal, but hopefully Subaru will release a press release with additional information later. Until then, enjoy the live images.


One Response to “New Subaru BRZ XT Concept – Ruge’s Subaru”

  1. matthewredder September 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Reblogged this on Boxer Powered.

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