2013 Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ turbo likely coming as 2014 model

Subaru has developed a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine for the Japanese market Legacy that will likely be put in the 2014 BRZ.

A turbocharged Subaru BRZ has made sense from the very beginning, and now it looks like the more powerful two-door coupe will be getting a turbo for the 2014 model. We reported here back in May that Subaru has already developed the first supercharged version of the 2.0-liter FA-series four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that is currently used in the BRZ, Scion FR-S and Toyota GT 86. The Japanese automaker has put the turbocharged powerplant into the recently updated Japanese-market Legacy sedan and Outback wagon.

Subaru is listening to their customers

A recent report from Automotive News is saying that the new turbo engine will also be used in the 2014 Subaru BRZ. This isn’t a surprise because from the very start, Subaru has been flooded with requests from media and customers for them to come out with a more powerful version of the popular two-door coupe. Global Subaru marketing manager Atoshi Atake, was recently quoted as saying, "We have already had many requests from interested customers regarding a faster version. Let me say this, we will certainly satisfy our customers. We are already working on a faster version."

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Thank goodness. I wanted to like the Toyabaru so much. But when I had a chance to drive it an event, I took it right back. Waaaaay too slow.
I drove a BRS at a 'First Drive' event, and it was hardly slow, and the available power was more then sufficient for daily use and motorsport events. A lot of the 'First Drive' attendees could not effectively manage the available power(Spun off course), and not one complained of a 'lack of power'. It should be noted that I have been a licensed and accomplished SCCA/NASA/Club racer for some 30 years now, driving both door slammers and formula cars, and have raced and currently own Formula Fords, Atlantics, a Formula 5000.
I drove a BRS at a 'First Drive' event, and it was hardly slow, and the available power was more then sufficient for daily use and motorsport events. A lot of the 'First Drive' attendees could not effectively manage the available power(Spun off course), and not one complained of a 'lack of power'. It should be noted that I have been a licensed and accomplished SCCA/NASA/Club racer for some 30 years now, driving both door slammers and formula cars, and have raced and currently own Formula Fords, Atlantics, a Formula 5000.
I have a BRZ and have been driving it for five months now. The power gets better as it gets broken in and it will go plenty fast if you keep it on the pipe. More power would mean more trouble for me. Loads of fun to drive! I take the long route to work. my previous cars: Lotus Europa Alfa Romeo Alfetta BMW 2002tii BMW 325 is Audi TT Matra Jet6 (still have)

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