2013 Subaru BRZ Spec-S by Lichtfield

18 Oct 2013 7:00 pm | Cars, Subaru

Let’s Talk Subaru! I’m a little disappointed by the fact that this Japanese car manufacturer isn’t getting the attention it deserves – true, that also due to the fact the brand has forgotten its car racing legacy. It’s a bold and vicious attack upon it, but it’s the truth; compared to the ’90s glory days and the amazing shows put on by masterful Subaru builds, nowadays it’s like disappeared in the dust of its own glory.

The Subaru BRZ is trying to regain some fans, and in my personal opinion it’s succeeding, but it seems that people are complaining about the fact that the sports coupe lacks power above 100 mph – although it’s boasting some 200-horsepower – which is why there’s a wide offering of options and ideas on how to improve the Subaru BRZ from stock. A good suggestion is a tuner that is regularly hitting the max possible speeds in testing near autobahns and the ’Ring.

European tuner Lichtfield is the team for the job, and better yet: it has a program that supposedly will answer all your needs for the Subaru BRZ. It should be mentioned that Lichtfield is also known for its work on the Nissan GT-R – which seems ironic to me, since there two models could be considered competitors on the same market share. So, I’m curios as to what Litchfield did with the Subaru; the team fitted it with a brutal supercharger that should boost up the performance of this sports coupe’s 2.0-liter boxer engine – and it did, to an impressive 280 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque.

Truthfully, that’s not really remarkable numbers – taking our standards into consideration – but the BRZ makeup has definitely got my attention, especially since the mods allows the Subaru to drive through 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, with a top speed somewhere in the 155 mph range. Although the package comes with a new set of TSW alloys, it’s a damn shame there aren’t any aesthetic upgrades; however, Litchifield also fitted the BRZ with revised springs, roll bars, and brakes.

Loving it, needing it – that means buying it, at a cost of just over €4,000 ($5,200).