Considering the exciting 2013 Subaru BRZ, but think 200 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds are a little underwhelming for a true sports car? Now in development, a turbocharged and direct-injected version of the BRZ/Scion FR-S 2.0-liter Boxer engine will make its way to the BRZ, most likely for the 2014 model year, Automotive News reports.
The new boosted 2.0 flat-four will reportedly make around 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of torque, and will come to more Subaru models besides the BRZ Turbo (or BRZ STI). The turbo engine does away with the Toyota-designed direct and port-injection system in favor of a straight direct-injection system, combined with a single twin-scroll turbocharger.
No word on if the Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S will also see the new turbo 2.0, but consider it quite likely as Toyota won’t want to be left out of the party. Convertible variants on the FR-S and BRZ are also in the works, to debut by Summer 2014 for the 2015 model year.