Subaru may or may not produce an STI version of the BRZ. Things seem to go back and forth on the subject. But Subaru Tecnica International isn't the only company with a history of tuning Subies. So does Cosworth, and now the British racing firm appears to be turning its attention to the BRZ and its Toyota- and Scion-badged siblings.

For those unacquainted, Cosworth is more than your average tuning company. It's a racing firm first and foremost, having made F1 engines under its own name as well as Ford's (chief among them the all-conquering DFV 3.0-liter V8 of 1960s and 70s fame), not to mention engines for Indy, rally and even high-performance, road-going versions of the Ford Sierra, Chevy Vega and Mercedes 190E. The list goes on and on, but you get the point.

Now withdrawing from Formula One, Cosworth is focusing its attention on tuning road cars again with the launch of the Cosworth Power Package line, the first of which will focus on the Toyota GT86 (aka Scion FR-S) and Subaru BRZ. We don't know just yet what will be included in the packaged dubbed FA-20, but from the video teaser below, it seems there'll be upgrades to the exhaust, suspension, aero and – if we're lucky – maybe a super- or turbocharger for the 2.0-liter flat-four engine. We'll have to wait and see, but we get the feeling that with Cosworth on the job, it'll be worth the wait. Check out the minute-long video below in the meantime.


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      Adam
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm not entirely familiar with the GT86/BRZ/FRS powertrain but that sure looks a lot like supercharger housing with "power by COSWORTH" written on the side of it at around 0:47.
      Garrett
      • 7 Months Ago
      FA20 is just the engine code of of the Flat 4....
      NamorF-Pro
      • 7 Months Ago
      There's clearly a supercharger under that hood. Watch closely... Can't wait to see it reviewed!
      Joey Franklin
      • 7 Months Ago
      Header and exhaust parts are available from Nameless Performance. They also make parts for other Subaru's and a few other turbo cars as well. Great engineering and build quality
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        Yup, and so do a dozen other manufacturers. FT86Speedfactory, Borla, Tomei, JDL, Perrin, Agency Power, Rev Works and so on. More competition is GOOD.
      brian
      • 7 Months Ago
      cosworth by nameless? i wonder if its any different than the current exhaust they sell.
        Ron
        • 7 Months Ago
        @brian
        Nope... same, just has diffrently tips.
      ugot2bkiddin
      • 7 Months Ago
      I hope so! All that car needs is a little suspension tweaking to dial out the understeer ( stiffer/adjustable anti-sway bar in the rear ) and make it more neutral, some grippier brake pads and braided lines if it doesn't already have them and another 75-100 hp under the hood. Then it will truly be a blast and a fun track day car too.
      Orson
      • 7 Months Ago
      Cosworth also helped Audi develop the brilliant B5 RS4, they know what they're doing
      Ron
      • 7 Months Ago
      No turbo, long tube header and exhaust with a small roots blower with air to water intercooler
      StrikerTC
      • 7 Months Ago
      Well, at the very least, it's turbocharged. The exhaust manifolds run up the front of the engine and the downpipe runs back down the front on the passengers side of the engine. You would only do this to power a turbo. Now it could be a compound system with a small turbo for low end and a supercharger for top end. Or, they will offer 2 different packages. I'm really curious where they put the turbo the way they have the exhaust laid out.
        Brodz
        • 7 Months Ago
        @StrikerTC
        As the camera comes up through the driveshaft and into the engine bay... you can see as the exhaust snakes off the the right side of the block, in enlarges to rather thick diameter pipe... I'd say about 3 inch. I don't know if that indicates a dump pipe for a turbo setup, or they're just looking to increase flow through with some strong supercharger boost. Then as the camera snakes up in front of the engine block, out and over and exits through the left suspension tower, that block on top with cosworth printed on it looks like a supercharger to me. (0:47 of the clip)
          StrikerTC
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Brodz
          This is what it looked like when I saw the exhaust layout. http://www.octanefreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Greddy-FR-S-BRZ-Tuner-Turbo-Kit-04-manifold-down-pipe-1025x684.jpg After doing a little more digging, I came across this. https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.pandlmotorsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/PandL-Motorsports-13-BRZ-FR-S-4-1-Equal-Length-Header-NA_8629.jpg Same exhaust layout minus the turbo. So I stand corrected. It was the first time seeing this layout in a non-turbo setup. Took me a minute to realize it seems like a more efficient way to make a equal length header.
        Ron
        • 7 Months Ago
        @StrikerTC
        No turbo, long tube header with small roots blower. You can see the water in and out ports for the integrated air to water intercooler.
      Brian
      • 7 Months Ago
      The bumper and spoiler treatment reminds me of the "Action Package" for the 7th generation Celica that was available from Toyota. The styling looked very awkward & aftermarket but this is alright.
      muspod
      • 7 Months Ago
      nice stickers..
      Hazdaz
      • 7 Months Ago
      Its 2014 and we're really doing the whole DubStep thing? Really?!?
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