Cosworth to offer GT86 and BRZ tuning packages

Engineering company Cosworth has announced a range of tuning packages for the Toyota GT86 or Subaru BRZ. Details here

Cosworth has confirmed that its first ever ‘Power Package’ for the Subaru BRZ, Toyota GT-86 and Scion FR-S is on sale. Available in three stages of tune, the most aggressive form can increase standard output from 197bhp to 380bhp.

The legendary Northamptonshire engineering firm has chosen to release Stage One first, though even this least potent stage of tuning features a raft of upgrades to bring power up to 230bhp. Helping the FA-20 2-litre naturally aspirated four-pot breathe more freely is a new free-flow stainless-steel exhaust, that pokes out of the rear bumper with two 4inch inch, diagonally cut tips.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

The business end of the exhaust comes at the manifold however, where a 4-2-1 thermally coated header features CNC matched exhaust flanges and even equal length piping – something normally reserved for far more exotic machinery. A significant 22 per cent of weight reduction has been achieved with this manifold, as well as the ability to keep temperatures under the bonnet far lower than the standard, more restrictive system could ever manage.

Cosworth will also add a performance filtration solution and low temp thermostat to work alongside a ‘Power by Cosworth’ calibration kit and remap, ensuring the easier breathing exhaust is able to offer maximum performance across the rev-band. This should ensure the standard car’s 0-60 time of 7.5sec will be cut substantially, with its 140mph top speed undoubtedly rising too. This could help bring the Japanese sports car closer to the class above, a segment that features one of our favourite sports cars, the Porsche Cayman.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

And with promise of a 325bhp and even 380bhp in racing configuration, Cosworth’s Performance Packages look set to become some of the most capable upgrades of their type. Using this package structure also enables customers to break down the stages of their tuning, helping to stagger costs.

Not just drivers of Subaru BRZs, Toyota GT-86s or Scion FR-Ss will benefit either, because Cosworth plans to bring packages of similar structure to the market for several other performance cars this year. This comes as part of a larger plan to shift focus from individual performance components to complete engineering packages, as Cosworth aims to revolutionise its market position.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/toyota/gt-86/202104/toyota-gt86-v-mazda-mx-5-v-abarth-124-spider-lightweight-sports-car-shootout
Toyota GT 86

Toyota GT86 v Mazda MX-5 v Abarth 124 Spider – lightweight sports car shootout

14 Jan 2020
Visit/toyota/gt-86/201795/next-generation-toyota-gt86-and-subaru-brz-confirmed
Toyota GT 86

Next-generation Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ confirmed

27 Sep 2019
Visit/toyota/gt-86
Toyota GT 86 coupe

Toyota GT86 review

8 May 2019
Visit/toyota/gt-86/19033/no-sub-gt86-model-in-toyota-s-three-brothers-sports-car-range
Toyota GT 86 coupe

No sub-GT86 model in Toyota’s ‘three brothers’ range

8 Mar 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/porsche/cayman/202238/porsche-cayman-gts-40-2020-review-a-cut-price-cayman-gt4
Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 2020 review - a cut-price Cayman GT4? 

The 2020 Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 regains its flat-six and therefore top-billing in the class. It’s a brilliant package for those whom a GT4 is a bit to…
16 Feb 2020
Visit/supercars/201980/maserati-confirms-future-plans-as-fcapsa-flagship
supercars

Maserati confirms future plans as FCA/PSA flagship

A new electric GranTurismo, Alfieri super sports car and revenue-grabbing SUV all detailed in Maserati’s grand plan
14 Feb 2020
Visit/pagani/202249/eu5m-pagani-imola-revealed-with-815bhp-twin-turbocharged-v12
Pagani

€5m Pagani Imola revealed with 815bhp twin-turbocharged V12

As if the £2m Huayra BC wasn't enough, the Italian marque has unveiled yet another limited-run hardcore hypercar
17 Feb 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019