Toyota and Subaru have remained determined not to cave in to enthusiast demands for more power for their respective 86 and BRZ coupes , all in the name of offering a very balanced package with low weight and excellent handing. Of course, that hasn’t stopped owners from finding solutions on their own.
We’ve heard of Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari 458-powered Toyota 86, and now a Subaru BRZ emerges from the depths of hell with a Corvette-sourced LS3 V8.
The Japanese coupe from Subaru appears to have no less than 580 PS (572 hp / 426 kW) and 912 Nm (673 lb-ft) of torque to play with, courtesy of a tuned Corvette engine. If the owner’s numbers are correct, then that’s about 380 PS (375 hp / 280 kW) and a whopping 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque more than the stock Subaru BRZ, which is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
That’s McLaren 570S Territory, for those keeping track. Just for the sake of it, we’ll remind you that the British model has 570 PS (562 hp / 419 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and maxes out at 328 km/h (204 mph).
Now, the LS3-powered Japanese sports car may not have flexed its muscles against other fast machines on that day. However, it did turn a lot of heads thanks to the V8 soundtrack, accompanied by the pops and bangs, and the Rocket Bunny body kit, which gives it a special look.