The 2013 Subaru BRZ is a compact sports car that debuted in a downloadable car pack for Forza Horizon. Since then, it has appeared in every main title of the Forza series.
The name BRZ is an abbreviation for boxer engine, rear-wheel drive, and zenith. The BRZ was developed in cooperation with Toyota, whom also sells the car as the Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S, the latter of which ceased production after Toyota discontinued the Scion brand. Each variant is a rear-wheel drive sports car powered by a Subaru-designed flat-four engine.
For the 2017 model year, the BRZ underwent a facelift.
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.
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.
As it was primarily designed as an agile sports car, the BRZ can easily master corners sharp and quickly but does show some light oversteer when pushed to the limit. Its 2 litre naturally aspirated engine requires high rpms to unfold its power, requiring players to stay near redline for as long as possible to keep up with more powerful cars upon corner exits. 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 2.6 litre twin turbo 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.
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