The rear-drive sport coupe wonder twins from Toyota/Scion and Subaru get all manner of praise heaped upon them, and deservedly so. But there is one noteworthy bone that even some of their most ardent supporters have to pick with them: Lack of power. While the 2.0L flat-four’s 200 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft of torque is okay for virtually all situations, it won’t cause your cheeks to ripple like a pond that’s been bombed a pebble, either.
But leave it to the Subaru experts at Crawford Performance to change all that. You see, this pearly BRZ’s lump has been fully rebuilt and treated to a laundry list of hot rodding tricks. Oh, and it also now breathes through a rather hefty turbocharger. And as our host Matt Farah explains, roughly 430hp and 500 lb.-ft in a 2,700 lb. package is not something to be taken lightly.