According to a recent report, Subaru is developing a turbocharged engine for the BRZ. It could produce 280 bhp (209 kW).
When Subaru introduced the BRZ, many fans were dismayed that it was offered exclusively with a naturally-aspirated engine. That could soon be changing as a new report is indicating the company is preparing to offer a turbocharged variant.
According to Automotive News, Subaru is developing a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection. It will reportedly feature a twin-scroll turbocharger which could enable the mill to produce 280 bhp (209 kW) and more than 250 lb-ft (339 Nm) of torque. For comparison, the naturally-aspired 2.0-liter engine develops 200 bhp (149 kW) and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque.
Little else is known about the car, but it is slated to be launched as a 2014 model and could feature an aggressive body kit that borrows cues from the BRZ STI concept.