After Subaru dropped the bomb that there will be no 4wd or turbo for its BRZ’s STI variant, there were some mixed reactions. While the automaker is still managing to pack plenty of punch under hood of the BRZ, the STI variant seems to be loosing its essence with no turbo or AWD. This is where tuning companies come into play, who prefer to take these matters into their own hands.
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In this case, it is John Visconti, the owner of Accelerated Performance. Visconti took his own BRZ and developed a turbo kit for the 2.0-liter, 200hp boxer engine that results in a 78-hp boost that is not to be overlooked. Accelerated Performance took his dyno results over to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club to show that it is the first to turbocharge the model.
Rated at 278-hp and 215 lb-ft of torque, the owner says the first time it was dynoed it peaked at 286hp, but this run was focused on ‘reliability’. Either way, it’s pretty quick, and the Ohio-based tuning house is offering the kit for $5,000, with another, larger turbo kit soon to follow.
Take that, Subaru.
– By: Alexandra Koken