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Based on how many turbocharged boxer engines Subaru currently uses in its cars, solid news of a force-fed BRZ was only a matter of time. So it comes as little surprise that Automotive News is reporting that Subaru is currently developing a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter engine currently found under the hood of the much-loved but somewhat underpowered 2013 BRZ.
Sooooo subaru designs a new motor for the wrx, forester, and sti. And every desperate writer is looking to create an eye catching story for the brz. Smh. Not happening and already confirmed directly from subaru that no turbo is coming.
I suggest to hit up FT86Club, this was posted awhile back and this engine is not going on the BRZ it's replacing Subaru's other engines in other models. If a turbo were to come for the BRZ it would be ALL OVER THE FORUMS and INTERNETZZ
The 86 racing spec from TRD was recently announced. The way I see it, if they have the enthusiast in mind, why rule out a factory turbo or s/c? It's not like they're contractually barred from making one just because they said they wouldn't. How many times have car manufacturers said one thing and done another?
And as far as information goes:
Corporate > Media > Consumer
So unless the people on FT86club (or where ever) are working for Subaru/Toyota on the corporate level, I don't see why their opinions would be more valued than a well known automotive journalism company.
I don't consider a few months to be "some time". I'm concerned about the long haul, i.e. years and tens of thousands of miles.
For them to even withstand low 11sec 1/4 miles even in just a few months time, I doubt you have much to worry about when doing a bolt-on turbo setup. It's .2 tenths of a sec from running a 10sec pass in this car on completely stock motor/trans.
The new Turbo FA20 also will be direct injected only, so that might actually be a handicap compared to the bolt-on turbo FA20's with port and direct injectors running in them.
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