Check out this all new Subaru BRZ that has received a concept sport kit from STI at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. This sporty rear-wheel drive coupe has received several Subaru Tecnica International (STI) aftermarket parts. A few new spoilers, performance parts and suspension upgrades make up the kit that gives the new BRZ racing capabilities.
The guys at Speedhunters teamed up the KW suspension experts to create this 86X drift car based on the Toyota GT-86. (Also know as the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S depending on where you live) It recently participated in the Gatebil drift competition in Norway and plans to tour Europe while being driven by Fredric Aasbø. To get this car competition ready, the guys had to completely swap out the factory engine with a larger 2JZ-GTE sourced from a Toyota Supra.
The tuners at Wald International have released a teaser of a new kit for the upcoming Toyota 86 that has taken the world by storm. In the US, this car will be known as the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ, while in Europe it will be called the Toyota GT 86. All in all, this looks to be the hot commodity for tuning enthusiasts and companies worldwide. Wald has released their JDM version for the Toyota 86 with a few teaser photos we have in the this article. You can see the 86 received a new front apron making it more aggressive, new side skirts, fender vents, and a few extras at the rear.
Ever since the Toyota GT-86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ triplets have been announced to the car world, enthusiasts have complained about their lack of power. Gazoo Racing or GRNM (Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring) have taken this into account since the three automotive manufacturer’s appear to not be doing anything about it. Gazoo has now released this Toyota GT86 called the Sports FR, and it carries both a supercharger and turbocharger. Say what?!
Subaru had this tease on display at the 2011 LA Auto Show called the Subaru BRZ STI Concept. Although it is not in production, this is one of the first Subaru sports cars we have seen that is not all-wheel-drive nor turbocharged. While it still holds the famous Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine, this is one of the first live appearances of what the Subaru BRZ STI will look like.
For those who are not satisfied with the performance numbers of their 4WD Subaru Impreza 2.0 Diesel, the Unichip tuners have released an upgrade that is surprisingly not for the Subaru STi model. Using the latest plug and play technology, the U-Connect piggy back ECU tuning software enables subtle electronic tweaks. Enhancing the Impreza’s fuel and boost output, the performance gains are quite significant. After being tested on the dyno, the new electronics added 17 bhp and 36 lb ft of torque over the stock Subaru Impreza model.
Subaru revealed their Impreza WRX STi Trax at the SEMA Motor Show with some amazing custom work that would be difficult to duplicate. Built for the snow tracks, the Subaru WRX STi Trax boasts 400 hp and was modified by Vermont SportsCar. Originally for famous STi driver Ken Block, the Subaru features a Mattraks rubber track system that comes second to none. The car has a completely gutted interior that was fitted with a multipoint steel roll cage, and seam-welded for extra support. Inside the Subaru Impreza are Recaro SPA ProRacer competition seats, carbon fiber door panels, and a fire suppression system.
If you’re wanting the best bang for your buck, you should consider the newly redesigned Subaru WRX STi tuned by COBB Tuning. They are an American tuning company from the Salt Lake City area that specializes in tuning Japanese makes and models. For this particular build they refrained from major upgrades that would require rebuilding the engine or upgrading the turbo, and instead took the economical approach to attract the daily driven STi’s, and those people who occasionally take them to the track on the weekends. The performance upgrades include a 3-inch downpipe with full catback exhaust, cold air intake, and their AccessPORT system which boosts this Subaru’s stats to 350 hp/353 ft-lbs of torque.