Subaru BRZ tS by STi


This is latest creation from Subaru’s Sti division, only 500 of this ‘sexified’ version of the BRZ will be produced (250 which will be GT models) and none of them will be turbocharged.

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Crawford Performance Turbo BRZ

Subaru specialists, Crawford Performance, who are the same guys who built Ken Block’s Subie,  take a Subaru BRZ and rebuilt its engine completely to squeeze out ‘double the horsepower’ and ‘triple the torque’ output.

Check out this awesome feature, by Matt Farah, about this special daily driven BRZ, the engine’s noise is phenomenal:

Now, this is something worth pulling on a traffic light!

Exhausts, Part 2 [Turbo & High-Tech Performance Exhaust Guide]


First of all don’t get all caught up by the 800 hp Skyline on the cover of this Turbo magazine.

Earlier we compared the pricing, performance & noise db rating of different aftermarket exhaust setups tested on a Scion FRS. Now we got on the technical side of cat back exhaust systems.

Inside the, pictured above, August 2006 issue of Turbo & High-Tech Performance Magazine was a very interesting Cat back exhaust 101 guide; it is a very nice piece of information to keep in mind whenever the story of exhaust modifications shows up.

Although the article does cover some stuff you may already know; there are quite a handful of valuable mech n’ tech information inside.

Just beware that these scans of the original article will be a ‘scroll-full’ of content.

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Bullet Supercharged, Toyota 86


Australian supercharger specialist, Bullet releases a supercharger kit for the 86. Many do argue endlessly about the short and long term pros & cons of supercharging compared to turbos; we still await their dyno results as the kit is still a work in progress. Initial dyno runs have shown some 25% power gains.

The kit is basically composed of a water to air inter-cooled Sprintex S5-210 supercharger and a custom exhaust system.

Listen to the supercharger as it hisses & whistles:

Dynosty Performance, 324whp Turbo FRS

Another tuning house from the US, Dynosty Tuning, produces a turbo build for the FA20 engine. This time, hitting a record of 324 wheel horsepower and 250 nm of torque. At such rate, the 86 or FRS will seriously require some wider tires with more grip to keep things on the safe side. The kit includes the following:

  • Dynosty Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ Single Turbo Kit with Tial GT2871R Turbocharger
  • Tial MVR 44mm Wastegate and Tial Blow Off Valve
  • Injector Dynamics 850cc Fuel Injectors running E85
  • Haltech Platinum Sport standalone engine management
  • Haltech Wideband and Haltech Advanced Boost Control System
  • Dyno Tune by Hal at Dynosty

Accelerated Performance Turbocharged BRZ Project, Part 3

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3

Tuning Day has arrived for, Ohio based, Accelerated Performance’s Turbo Kit. The score was 278 wheel horsepower with their current setup. Perhaps its time for them to invest in some performance tires. Plus, its confirmed they will be building a kit for the automatic version of the BRZ.

Below is a dyno log for you to check out:

Ambient Temp: 80 degrees
Elevation: 790-800ft
Weather: Pretty Warm
Car: 2012 Subaru BRZ
Tuner: Visconti
Dyno Info: DynoJet 224
Peak HP at RPM: 278 @ 7200
Peak Torque at RPM: 215 @ 5500
Baseline hp/tq for a stock on same dyno: 161WHP/136WTQ
Fuel: Straight 93 unleaded
Engine/Power Modifications: Stock Header, Accelerated Performance BRZ-300 Turbo Kit @ 10PSI, OMNI 4 BAR Map Sensor