BRZ / FT86 / GT86 / FRS FA20
The Subaru BRZ (and its twin from Toyota, the GT86/FT86/Scion FR-S) offers enthusiasts an affordable performance foundation to build upon. This agile and well balanced machine’s soft spot is the lack of forced induction, until now. Full-Race offers a complete selection of components to transform your BRZ/GT86/FT86/FR-S into a fire breathing monster on the street, drag strip or racetrack. From complete turbo kits to exhaust manifolds, turbochargers and other supporting components, Full-Race has all the hardware you’ll need.
Subaru collaborated with Toyota to develop the BRZ/ GT86/FT86/FR-S as an affordable sport-compact coupe design with a RWD driveline layout. The objective was to create an homage to Toyota’s cult classic AE86 Corolla. This venture resulted in a chassis with a nearly perfect 50/50 weight balance and a low center of gravity that’s less than an inch higher than exotics like the Lexus LFA, Porsche 911 GT3 and the Ferrari 360. This new platform (chassis code ZC6 for Subaru and ZN6 for Toyota variants) weighs in at just over 2,800 pounds (depending on trim package), making it a nimble and neutral handling chassis.
Next Generation Boxer
To power the ZC6/ZN6 platform, the development team agreed on a naturally-aspirated Boxer engine of Subaru’s design. Boxer engines help to lower the center of gravity, lending to the platform’s favorable handling traits. Featuring an 86mm x 86mm bore and stroke dimension, this new mill, engine code FA20, produced 200hp and 151 lb-ft torque to the flywheel. With both direct and port fuel injection, this engine offered a scalable fuel delivery system for greater output levels.
Boosting the Boxer
To raise the performance of the ZC6/ZN6, there is no better way than forced induction. Engineering a mechanically efficient forced induction solution centers on turbocharging, and Full-Race developed its turbo kit for the BRZ/GT86/FT86/FR-S for scalability. The base turbo kit raises the performance of a stock FA20 engine within the limits of the rotating assembly. For those building the FA20 for greater output, Full-Race offers larger turbochargers and improved fuel delivery solutions to ensure reliable performance at higher levels.