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The 2013 Subaru BRZ is a sport compact that debuted in the February Jalopnik Car Pack for Forza Horizon and appears in every Forza main title.

The BRZ is also featured as a Horizon Edition car in Forza Horizon 3 and as a Forza Edition car in Forza Motorsport 7.

The name BRZ is an abbreviation for boxer engine, rear-wheel drive, and zenith. The BRZ, codenamed ZC6, was developed in cooperation with Toyota, whom also sells the car as the Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S, with the latter having ceased production after the discontinuation of Scion. Each model is a rear-wheel drive sports car powered by a Subaru-designed flat-four engine.

The BRZ along with its Toyota counterpart received a facelift in 2017.[1]

Special variants

Description

As the phenomenally successful collaboration between Subaru and Toyota the BRZ has been met with widespread critical acclaim and manic consumer demand. The classy and potent BRZ sports a new Subaru flat-four with 200 horsepower and rear-wheel drive. It is a spirited daily driver that is ready for the track out of the box.
— forzamotorsport.net[2] 

Characteristics

The BRZ is based on a light front-engine rear-wheel drive platform that weighs 2764 lb (1254 kg) and has a front weight distribution of 55%. Its engine is an aluminium block 2 litre flat-four codenamed FA20 with 197 hp (147 kW) at 7000 rpm and 151 ft·lb (205 N·m) of torque at 6400 rpm. The BRZ is available with a six-speed manual or automatic torque converter transmission.[3]

Edition variants

The Horizon Edition is a special variant featured with an XP boost and performance upgraded to the top of Class S1. It is fitted with a Rocket Bunny wide body kit and the Toyota Supra RZ's engine, and painted in a prismacolor black color scheme. Players could obtain it as a Horizon Wheelspin reward before the October 14, 2016 update, but have the chance of obtaining this car again in the Forzathon event Grand Touring held from November 3, 2017 to November 9, 2017.

The Forza Edition is a Forza Motorsport 7 rendition of its equivalent from Forza Horizon 3 but featured with homologated performance, as well as a 15% credits bonus and an additional 15% credits bonus for races in Long Beach. It can be won upon unlocking the Breakout Championship.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 5.9 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 6.6 
Launch 7.2 
Braking 4.5 
D 398
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 31,000 CR
Icon Infobox Achievement Available as a starter car
Top Speed: 155.3 mph  (249.9 km/h) Body Family: Modern Sport Compact
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.283 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.383 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.1 ft (32 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 276.7 ft (84.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.09 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 5.8 
Handling 4.7 
Acceleration 6.4 
Braking 4.3 
 
D 368
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 31,000 CR
Top Speed: 153.7 mph  (247.3 km/h) Division: Compact Sport Coupe
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.300 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.400 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 132.4 ft (40.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 328.6 ft (100.2 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.09 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.06 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 5.8 
Handling 4.7 
Acceleration 6.4 
Braking 4.3 
 
D 368
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 43,000 CR
Top Speed: 153.7 mph  (247.3 km/h) Division: Sport Compact
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.300 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.400 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 142.8 ft (43.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 350.7 ft (106.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.09 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.06 g
Collection Tier: 1 - Common (+75)
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide Speed 5.6 
Handling 8.3 
Acceleration 6.2 
Launch 5.8 
Braking 7.8 
C 373
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 27,000 Cr
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the January Recaro Car Pack
Body Style: Sports Car
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 5.9 
Handling 6.2 
Acceleration 6.7 
Launch 6.9 
Braking 7.3 
C 585
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 31,000 CR
Top Speed: 156.8 mph  (252.3 km/h) Championship: Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.300 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.383 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 152.9 ft (46.6 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 367.1 ft (111.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.84 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.88 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 5.8 
Handling 5.8 
Acceleration 6.5 
Launch 6.7 
Braking 4.8 
C 580
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 32,400 CR
Top Speed: 153.8 mph  (247.5 km/h) Championship: Asian Sports Cars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.315 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.433 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 182.1 ft (55.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 449.3 ft (136.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.81 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.80 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Upgrade preset - Rocket Bunny
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 7.3 
Handling 7.7 
Acceleration 8.6 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 9.4 
S1 900
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 32,400 CR
Top Speed: 195.5 mph  (314.6 km/h) Championship: Asian Sports Cars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.307 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.150 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 142.3 ft (43.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 327.8 ft (99.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.04 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.08 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Horizon Edition
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 5.8 
Handling 7.1 
Acceleration 6.5 
Launch 7.0 
Braking 7.3 
A 713
Icon Unique Reward Complete the Packaged Performance challenge (Grand Touring)
Top Speed: missing data Championship: Asian Sports Cars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Value: 82,000 CR HE XP Boost
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.9 
Handling 7.8 
Acceleration 8.6 
Launch 8.0 
Braking 9.2 
S1 900
Icon Unique Reward Complete the Packaged Performance challenge (Grand Touring)
Top Speed: 222.4 mph  (357.8 km/h) Championship: Asian Sports Cars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.682 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 8.463 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 132.8 ft (40.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 313.8 ft (95.6 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.05 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.10 g
Value: 82,000 CR HE XP Boost
Icon Bodykit Invert Forza Edition
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 6.0 
Handling 5.4 
Acceleration 7.1 
Braking 5.3 
 
B 520
Unlock: Complete the Seeker Championship
Top Speed: 156.3 mph  (251.5 km/h) Division: Sport Compact
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.300 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.400 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 126.9 ft (38.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 314.2 ft (95.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.20 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.22 g
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+100)
FE 15% CR & 15% CR at Long Beach

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide 1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
3.0L F6
5.7L V8
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide 2.6L I6 - TT
2.5L F4 - Turbo
6.2L V8
4.5L V8
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide F4T (Subaru WRX STI'11)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 3.3L F6
2.0L - F4 Turbo
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
3.0L I6 - TT
3.2L I6
6.2L V8
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Single Turbocharger, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Single Turbocharger, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Single Turbocharger, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Single Turbocharger, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Bodykit Conversion - Wide Bodykit
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Widebody Kit
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Rocket Bunny - Widebody Set

Performance

Designed primarily as an agile sports car, players can easily perform quick cornering with the car but will experience light oversteer if pushed too hard. Its two-liter naturally aspirated F4 engine lacks torque and requires high rpms to unfold its power, recommending players to stay on the powerband whenever possible. While driving similarly to the GT86, the BRZ has a very slight braking disadvantage.

The Rocket Bunny upgrade preset in Forza Horizon 3 improves the performance index up to the maximum of Class S1 by fitting the car with a 2.6L twin turbo inline-6 engine from the Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II and a Rocket Bunny body kit. The Rocket Bunny BRZ features 883 hp (658 kW) and 734 ft·lb (995 N·m) of torque, which vastly make the car more powerful but also significantly harder to control due to excessive wheelspin that can be experienced even on fourth gear. This wheelspin can, however, be taken advantage of for drifting. The Horizon Edition variant of the BRZ features these same performance traits albeit with a higher top speed, more efficient braking, sharper handling, and slightly slower acceleration, as well as the Toyota Supra RZ's 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine with upgrades to the twin turbochargers and flywheel.

Trivia

  • The BRZ's in-game power output is shown as 200 hp (149 kW), due to a misconversion of its power rating of 197 hp (147 kW) to brake horsepower (hp) from metric horsepower (PS).
  • The BRZ received an openable hood and bonnet in Forza Motorsport 7.

Gallery

Stock

Special

References

  1. Car And Driver - 2017 Subaru BRZ review
  2. Description - Forzamotorsport.net Forza Horizon 3 - Cars (Subaru)
  3. Car And Driver - 2013 Subaru BRZ review

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