The entry-level rear-wheel-drive BRZ is powered by a 147kW 2.0-litre boxer four-cylinder engine, and the new version is expected to use the same engine but with a number of modifications to increase its power output to roughly 185kW.
We can definitely develop the intake system," Atake told Auto Express. "There is certainly room for improvement there." Other changes could include a bigger, more free-flowing exhaust system, changes to the engine's valve control and a higher rev limit.
Atake dismissed suggestions of a turbocharged BRZ, claiming there's no room in the engine bay for the required hardware, while supercharging is also out of the question.