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Old 09-25-2012, 08:34 AM   #23
SPDSKTR
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yeah, but will the mustang be as exciting and rewarding to drive? even the frs/brz creaters have emphasized that their cars goal is not about outright speed and ultimate handling grip. the car is about the thrill and connectedness behind the wheel.
In comparison to previous generation Mustangs I've driven, the latest models give a much more connected feel to the car, but it's still nothing like my E46. I dare say all the BRZ needs (in my opinion) is more power. It seems like performance shops are already making this happen.

http://jalopnik.com/5932907/first-tu...278-horsepower

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http://youtu.be/QMiWHr2JGDQ

Toledo, Ohio's Accelerated Performance created a stir last month with the first turbocharged BRZ. When they popped up on the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club forum last month, John Visconti had squeezed 54.5 extra horsepower out of the Subaru BRZ's stock 2-liter engine.

He's since upped the ante, raising the boost from 4 to 10 psi and jacking the power output to 278 whp. That's 117 hp over the stock 161 whp out put. Not too shabby.
On the forum, Visconti said the kit - Accelerated performance's BRZ-300 turbo setup - costs about $5,000. He also told forum commenters that A.P. is working on making bigger turbos work as well.

Using new EcuTek RaceRom software for the BRZ/FRS and an Omni 4 Bar MAP Sensor in conjunction with A.P.'s BRZ-300 turbo kit, Visconti clocked the custom BRZ's power output at 278 whp at 7,200 rpm. The car cranked 215 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm; a 79 lb-ft boost over stock numbers.

Visconti told us peak horsepower was 286 on one run, but they "weren't looking for peak numbers - just reliability"

It sounds like he's still fiddling with it, but Accelerated Performance seems to be on the right track toward turning the BRZ into the nasty turbo street fighter Subaru's repeatedly said they're not going to build.
Here's a video of the same car running less boost (4 PSI), putting down roughly 210 WHP. With 210 WHP, it still takes 6 seconds to go from 15 MPH to 60 MPH. I'm sorry... what? My 330Ci (which has less WHP and weighs significantly more) does 0 to 60 in just under 6 seconds. I'm trying to find a video of the 278 WHP tune.

EDIT: Here's one by the same performance shop running an 11.3 quarter-mile.

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