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Published on October 26th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Subaru BRZ To Get A Turbocharger……Maybe?

Subaru Tecnica International (STI) might produce a higher-performance tuned Subaru BRZ. Whether the car will feature a naturally-aspirated or turbocharged engine is still unclear. Strong rumors suggest that Subaru is working on a turbocharged version of the BRZ’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A previous report suggested the BRZ STI model would remain a naturally aspirated sports car, due to the car’s pure sports design philosophy and claims there’s insufficient room for a turbocharger’s intercooler under the BRZ’s hood.

The turbocharged version is expected to feature a twin-scroll turbocharger as well as Subaru’s own direct-injection system rather than the Toyota system currently fitted to the engine in the BRZ and Scion FR-S. In the BRZ, this new turbocharged engine is expected to develop around 280 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, giving the regular BRZ and its 200 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque a much-needed boost. A more powerful version of this turbocharged engine is also expected to feature in the coming WRX with output in this model expected to be tuned to more than 300 horsepower. The turbocharged BRZ, whether it’s called an STI or not, is expected to be introduced for the 2014 model year.


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