Following Toyota’s decision to launch a supercharged version of the 86, Subaru too can be expected to make a hot version of its BRZ boosted with a turbocharger.
The Supercharged 86 is expected to make 250 hp, 50 more than standard. And the way Subaru-Toyota relationship is going the BRZ will probably be getting roughly the same.
Now it becomes kinda clear why they started out with 200 hp for these cars. It is nowhere near enough for a well-sorted sports car as the 86 or the BRZ. They did that so they can later launch these hotted-up versions and charge you more for it!
There’s still no details on the kind or size of the turbocharger Subaru is going to bolt on the 2.0 liter D4S boxer engine, but it will affect the car’s driving feel and gives it a different character than the 86. Toyota says they went for a supercharger because it’s sportier and will make the car more fun. The Subaru then, will be the more serious, more aggressive version for those into track days and street racing.