Subaru BRZ Hits the Nurburgring for Intense Wheel-to-Wheel Racing
Subaru BRZ runs hard in Nurburgring endurance race.
The Nurburgring has become ubiquitous in the automotive world. It’s a benchmark, a means of proving merit and performance for manufacturers. Though it initially seems to be a playground for the European marques, don’t be fooled, all the major manufacturers test at the ‘Ring. Toyota has a large motorsport operation based there, and they do everything from race car prep to road car testing, for better or worse.
Today’s featured video showcases a heavily modified BRZ running the ‘Ring. This is no open lapping event, either, but a VLN endurance race. That is no ordinary driver, either, but indeed Tim Schrick, one of Germany’s most accomplished racers, behind the wheel. VLN, or, Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring, is a series of endurance races held throughout the year. You can see why they call it “VLN,” instead.
Schrick’s BRZ is a full-effort race car, if you couldn’t already tell. It features a custom coil-over setup with Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs. The chassis has a massive weld-in roll cage. It appears to sit on 17×9 Enkei RPF1 wheels and specification Michelin slick racing tires. The FA20 engine was removed and treated to full rebuild. Upgraded cams, heads, and a sweet induction setup were installed, paired with a lightweight race exhaust. A full suite of chassis-mounted aerodynamic aides, including a splitter, diffuser, and massive wing, round off the modifications.
The overall effect is dramatic. It doesn’t stop, go, or sound, like any other BRZ. Racing action happens above, and the build happens down below. Check it out, and try to not feel jealous because wee certainly are.