A turbocharged Subaru BRZ update….Expect it for 2014 as an STI model

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.


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2 responses to “A turbocharged Subaru BRZ update….Expect it for 2014 as an STI model

  • FuturesPassed

    It’ll be good to have a turbocharged version available, since the base model kind of reminds me of the Pontiac Solstice; a very cool-looking, inexpensive two-seater, but pretty underpowered.

  • Dustin Kyd

    I would rather see a supercharger because the throttle response in this car is amazing and a turbo will have lag which in turn will spoil the throttle’s feeling but anywhere in the realm of 265-295 hp in this car would be very welcome.

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