Reports on the wires this morning suggest Subaru is working on a turbocharged BRZ with as much as 280hp going through its (hopefully gold) wheels. Subaru engineers are busily developing a turbocharged version of the brand’s new 2.0-liter flat-four engine. Slated to power the next-gen WRX, the mill could also find its way under the hood of the BRZ coupe.
2014 Subaru BRZ STI – Front 3/4 view
The boxer engine will feature a single twin-scroll turbocharger to help reduce lag and a direct fuel injection system that Subaru is developing on its own. Thanks to these and other internal modifications, the flat-four will make up to 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of torque, a big bump over the normally-aspirated BRZ’s 200 ponies and 151 lb-ft. of twist.
while Subaru appears to be embracing the cries from auto journalists and the General public to offer the BRZ with more power, Co developer Toyota/Scion remains quite. We have previously heard that the Toyota’s TRD division was considering bolting on a supercharger however the Scion drift team is running turbo’s under the hoods of their cars so we will have to wait and see.
2014 Subaru BRZ STI – Rear 3/4 view
W would expect the STI version of the BRZ to be offered as a 2014 model and are hoping that TRD takes a different approach to so that these two cars can finally obtain their own unique personalities.
Our insiders have been telling us all along that the Subaru BRZ 2.0-liter flat four boxster engine would be receiving a turbo. Subaru and Toyota have been vehemently denying the rumor during the initial launch of the “Tokyo Triplets” who would be the Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS and Toyota GT-86 models. Yesterday we saw the first official confirmation from Subaru that what we have been reporting all along has the possibility of coming true in the year 2014.
It was announced yesterday that a turbocharged version of the BRZ’s engine will be used in the Japanese market to power the refreshed Subaru Legacy and will find its way in to the next generation Subaru WRX. The turbo FA20 engine has been reported to be output just under 300 hp and will tip the scales at a very impressive and capable 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. These stats are staggering as our insiders were previously suggesting that the Turbo BRZ STI would be tuned to 270 hp. Either or the current engine in the BRZ is capable of outputting a clean and even 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.
Subaru’ s FA20 Turbocharged 2.0-liter Boxer Flat Four
The new turbo FA features Subaru’s own direct-injection setup, as opposed (boxer-engine pun intended) to the BRZ’s Toyota-derived direct- and port-injection heads. We think the 2013 BRZ is an extremely capable car and with its 200 hp powering the rear wheels, it is incredible well balanced and predicable. A version of the car that has an increase in power of 33% sounds like pure lunacy and we can’t wait to drive it.
Subaru BRZ STI Concept Car
Stay tuned to Car Rolodex for Toyota’s TRD division when the step up to the microphone and announce that they will in fact be bolting a supercharger on to the same engine and equipping the FRS and GT-86 with it.
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