Cosworth power packages for Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ

2 Jun, 2014 3:00pm Jordan Bishop

New power packages from Cosworth set to boost Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ power to 380bhp

Cosworth has announced a series of power packages for the Toyota GT86, its Subaru BRZ sister car and the North American-only Scion FR-S. 

Each separate level adds further upgrades to the FA20 engine platform that underpins the three sport coupes, improving the standard 197bhp output to as much as 380bhp.

It marks a new approach from the Northampton-based tuning company Cosworth, which has previously focused on supplying individual aftermarket parts, rather than developing complete packages.

Kicking off the new era is Cosworth’s Stage 1 Power Package. Combining a calibration kit and sports exhaust with a “performance filtration solution and low temperature thermostat”, this £2,000 set-up boosts the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine 23bhp to 220bhp. 

Optioning a combined overpipe front pipe, complete with spherical resonator, for an extra £700 adds a further 5bhp. On top of this, selecting the thermally coated manifold header will help reduce temperatures upfront to boost output to the 230bhp Package maximum, bring the total price up to £3,800. 

“We are now able to supply completely validated solutions – as an entire system – to guarantee reliability and performance,” explained Cosworth boss Hal Reisiger. 

Cosworth to release Stage 2 and 3 packages this summer

Later in the summer, two further tuning packages will be launched, with Stage 2 increasing performance to 325bhp and Stage 3’s “race track configuration” offering 380bhp.

Cosworth is remaining tight-lipped about what these next Power Packages will include, although mid-range Stage 2 is expected to build on Stage 1 with supercharging technology, whereas Stage 3 is likely to feature upgrades to the engine internals. 

We’ve been pining for more power in the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ twins almost since they arrived on the scene. Has Cosworth supplied the answer? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below…

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200 BHP is plenty enough for this car for road use.

Ahhh yes, now this is more like it.

It's like Gran Turismo in real life. Do you have to win races to earn the points?

After having driven one, I disagree strongly.

Having purchased a 2012 one only last month I strongly think that more power and bigger tyres to cope with it would change the character entirely and produce a different car. Stepping away from the original vision.

If I want a more powerful RWD machine with high grip there are already choices out there. The GT86 is something different.

No its not,the chassis and suspension,even the gearbox feel tough enough but the current performance is sluggish.
The GT-S I drove would definitely feel much better with 35-50 more BHP.

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