Accelerated Performance Turbocharged BRZ Project, Part 2

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As far as we understood from all the hype concerning this Turbo Kit, for the BRZ, is merely a corner stone for bigger plans in the future. Ohio based tuning garage, Accelerated Performance, recently over-dosed the communities with updates and details about this setup.

This is a low 4psi boost setup (running on stock compression ratio of 12.5:1) form the first place as no engine internals were touched during the process and even the OEM headers with the cat converter remain in place. Still, it is confirmed that more power can be squeezed and optional stronger pistons & billet crank rods are available as required. The main adjustments were mostly in fuel & air ratio for this setup.

What this kit really achieved is eliminating the dull mid range power band of the FA20 engine without performing any major changes to the car and meeting modern emission standards. In other words a nice practical street legal kit with the much loved BOV sounds. The exceptions for this currently installed kit is that it’s running on open waste gate and the turbo charger does not have water cooling as it is supposed to be.

The way they managed to squeeze the whole setup into the BRZ’s already tight engine bay is a state of the art feat on its own. The whole plumbing was done with complete precision to accommodate a Garret GT28RS turbocharger located right under the car, sitting next to the manual transmission as it feeds on exhaust gases from the stock headers. No news about how it would fit in the automatic version of the car but they are looking into it.

Here are some dyno results (from a stock 161 whp to 213 whp) showing the power gains from this setup (click on image to see the full size chart):


The kit is selling for some 6300 USD, a lot of money, and includes the following:

_________________________________________________________________________Accelerated Performance 2013 FRS/BRZ-300 Turbo Kit

-Garrett GT28RS (up to 350HP w/ supporting modifications)
-Tial Stainless Steel V-Band Turbine Housing
-Tial MVS 38mm External Wastegate

AP Overpipe/Uppipe
-Schedule 10 (.109″ Thickness) 304 Stainless Steel
-Integrated 2.5″ V-band for Easy Removal (No need to Lift Engine)
-Fabricated and Fully Tungsten Inert Gas Welded In House

AP Downpipe
-2.5″ 304 Stainless Steel (.065″ Thickness)
-304 Stainless Steel V-Band Turbine Outlet
-2.5″ 304 Stainless Steel 2 Bolt Flange (No need for aftermarket Exhaust)
-Stainless Steel UEGO Oxygen Sensor Bung

-Tial Q Blow Off Valve
-AP Air to Air 350HP Bar and Plate Intercooler
-Tungsten Inert Gas Welded w/ Cast Aluminum End Tanks
-Billet Aluminum MAF Adapter Plate
-6061 Polished Aluminum Tubing
-4 Ply Reinforced Silicone Couplers
-301 Stainless Steel Worm Guide Clamps

-AP 3″ 6061 Polished Aluminum Tubing
-K&N 3″ Filter
-4 Ply Reinforced Silicone Couplers
-301 Stainless Steel Worm Guide Clamps

AP Stainless Steel Teflon Oil Feed Line and Fittings
AP Stainless Steel -8 Oil Drain Line and Fittings
AP Oil Filler Turbo Drain Return Cap
Turbowerx Oil Scavenge Pump
Plug and Play Wiring Harness for Oil Scavenge Pump
New Windshield Washer Bottle Relocation and Hardware

All Gaskets, Hardware and Instructions Included


During the development of the 86/BRZ, Chief engineer Tada was hoping to shift the battery of the 86/BRZ into the trunk as to make room for such kind of future modifications but the whole idea got scrapped as it would make the car cost more than the target price.


Alas, a tuning firm managed to achieve it without sacrificing any creature comforts or street legality. How bigger can we go with the boost? time will tell.



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  1. Pingback: Accelerated Performance Turbocharged BRZ Project, Part 1 | 86 Culture

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