The 2013 SEMA Show just concluded and there were plenty of goodies to get performance fans excited, and here is one new BRZ upgrade that may have been overlooked. If you are looking to upgrade your Subaru BRZ power, Cosworth has just unveiled a new multi-stage power package that will increase power. The new powerpack was launched at the 2013 SEMA Show last week and gives Subaru BRZ owners a way to bump up the horsepower with a few bolt on items and a new ECU unit.
The stock 2.0-liter BRZ boxer naturally aspirated engine delivers 200 hp from the factory. It features 151 lb. ft of torque, a 7,450 rpm redline, 100 hp per liter, and port and direct injection. Cosworth is located in Northampton, UK and is a global technology business that develops performance upgrades for automotive and sport. The newly launched BRZ engine upgrade from Cosworth, will add approximately 24 horsepower over the factory equipment.
Here are the details of the new Cosworth BRZ performance enhancing upgrade. Apparently this is the just the first stage of their multi-stage power package for Subaru’s BRZ powertrain. They are calling it Stage 1 and it comes with a number of bolt on items to bump up the horsepower of the stock 2.0-liter Boxer engine. It features a fully tuned stainless steel exhaust system, a bespoke four into two into one exhaust manifold, a high-flow sports CAT, and a high performance panel air filter.
It also comes with a specially mapped Engine Control Unit, or (ECU) program. The Cosworth performance ECU controls a series of actuators in the engine to enhance the BRZ engine performance. It does this by reading values from a multitude of sensors within the engine bay, interpreting the data using multidimensional performance maps, called lookup tables, and adjusts the engine actuators accordingly. It also ensures all the other components work together in perfect harmony. It should add up to around a 24 hp increase.
Fans can add these performance goodies to the new 2014 Subaru BRZ model that gets new high-tech upgrades on the inside. It now features a standard in-dash GPS navigation system featuring a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen. The 2014 BRZ's navigation system is now voice-activated and also includes XM Satellite Radio (free 3-month trial subscription included) and XM NavTraffic (subscription required).
Other key user-friendly technologies include an AM/FM stereo, single-disc in-dash CD player, MP3/WMA capability, USB port, 3.5 mm auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and audio streaming. The new Cosworth performance upgrades will give 2013-2014 Subaru BRZ fans a way to further increase the performance under the hood of their two-door coupe while we wait for the 2015 BRZ STI.