Subarette BRZ V8 Makes A Scene In Monaco

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.

Modified by Brill Steel, it’s registered in the Czech Republic and was filmed having a blast in Monaco, disturbing the peace with its loud exhaust system.

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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.


  • Bash

    I just felt a chilling BREEZE while reading those cool numbers.

  • disqus_CRkG23jjbo

    i think that a tuned audi 5cyl would have been cooler and sounded better.

    • paulgdeaton

      That would be an interesting swap, with enough power to increase performance, but not so much as to create a truly unbalanced car.

  • Cédric Nyberg

    Can’t think many worse places to drive a performance car. The traffic and roads in Monaco are awful. But up the hills behind town is a completely different level, they are endless fun twisty mountain roads 🙂

  • eb110americana

    The LS3 is a great engine (I have a modified one in my car), and I am sure a light 2700 lb. BRZ is might fast with one under the hood. However, while it is possible to cam an LS3 to 572 hp, there is no way it is making 673 lb-ft of torque with those power numbers unless it has forced induction, which it clearly does not. The stock LS3 makes around 425 lb-ft, so my guess is that this is making under 500 with that horsepower rating.

  • Rev Mike, Esq.

    If it had the GM/Ford 10 speed it would be even better.

    • Matt

      The car doesn’t suit an automatic.

      • Rev Mike, Esq.

        In 2018, when an automatic outshifts a manual, any car suits an automatic. Especially one thats properly tuned. With the LS3 the BRZ isn’t a torqueless turd anymore. An automatic would make it quicker and better.

        • Matt

          Nothing against fast auto gearboxes. But in a compact sports car as visceral as this, with such a purity of concept (light RWD platform, massive V8 in the front – a manual just makes it more of a sports car in the purest sense.

          It might be faster with an automatic but I feel like that’s not the point of this build.

  • Bo Hanan

    This! And you still can’t fit a damn turbo to the thing?

  • SteersUright

    All that money and its still ugly. They really botched the design of this thing from the factory.

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