We haven’t stopped thinking about the Toyota FT-1 Vision concepts that continue to make us drool. We know, we know; there are more important things to do in life besides dreaming of cars that probably won’t come to fruition—at least not in its current form. But we can’t help it. We did something crazy last night. We hit the bottle hard and wandered onto Photoshop. Bad (read: great) things happened.
Throughout the past few articles you’ve learned about the improvements we’ve made to the strength of the engine, and beefing up the fuel and cooling systems. This install we reveal why all of those modifications were necessary: forced induction.
One of the biggest let downs about the BRZ/FR-S was the lack of a turbocharged option. It seemed so simple, just pull the motor from the WRX and, voila, boost! Instead we were left with a car that, while well balanced, just wanted enthusiasts begging for more. Thankfully there is a healthy aftermarket that was practically frothing at the mouth at the opportunity to add forced induction.
Oh, do we long for a new Toyota Supra. Like bad, man. Yet, Toyota has gotten in the teasing game with the FT-1 Vision Concept. Delicately releasing images of the sick-looking concept that we can only dream will one day be built for our sports car enjoyment.
As you recently read, we’ve completed modifying the cylinder heads and valve train to make sure the FA20 has sufficient and efficient breathing ability. In this installment, we’re going to pull back the curtain on what was done to modify the cooling, lubrication and fuel/spark systems to withstand the power and reliability we expect to achieve with this build.
Welcome back; it’s been a while! We’ve been hard at work getting down to business with our Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, both part of the Pikes Peak Speed Week. While we were running around losing our minds, SCR Performance was hard at work making great progress with the BRZ build. Last time, we covered what it takes to build a bottom end stout enough to handle our power demands. This week we’re diving into the cylinder heads to see how SCR improved the breathing capacity of the FA20/4U-GSE.