Car and Driver has confirmed that the factory high horsepower sports coupe everyone is waiting for, might be a few years out or won’t exist at all! “Sources we’ve spoken with at both companies have confirmed that for the time being, both the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S will come with only the naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter inline four; it’s rated at 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.” The Scion FR-S will remain normally aspirated to keep the price point low, because Scion feels that they would lose sales if the car was more expensive. While the Subaru BRZ being turbo charged is not confirmed, it is more likely to happen then the FR-S. The report also mentions if a turbo version would be produced, the Toyota 86 / GT 86 for the non U.S. market would get turbo charged.
This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to add a turbo or super charger in the aftermarket! HKS, GReddy and several other companies are already hard at work developing a way to force more HP into the BRZ / FR-S / 86, 2.0L BOXER engine.
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