It’s not exactly a secret that Subaru is currently hard at work developing a turbocharged version of the BRZ. At 200 horsepower, the standard car is a bit underpowered for a sports car, and after all, Subarus have always been associated with turbochargers. So yes, it’s happening.
But how much power is it going to make? Experts say that if the BRZ (or any of its siblings from Toyota and Scion) had about 50 more horsepower, it’d be brilliant. Good news! It is getting more than that.
Autonews says that thanks to a single twin-scroll turbocharger, and Subaru’s own direct-injection system that replaces Toyota’s D-4S system in the 2.0 liter boxer engine, Subaru BRZ Turbo will be capable of 280 hp and 250-plus pounds-feet of torque. That is more than good enough. It will turn the BRZ into the full-blooded sports car it claims to be.
Even though the rear-drive chassis the BRZ is blessed with is fantastic and can totally handle even 300 hp, Subaru might want to tweak a few things in it, because as we know the standard car has a bit too much built-in play in the rear suspension to make cornering more fun. But with 280 hp all you need to upset the rear axle is a bit more gas.