Remember that photo from Weapons Grade Performance of a Corvette LS2 motor sitting in the engine bay of a Subaru BRZ? Well it turns out that the all the work is finally done, and the “BRZ06” is alive, and appeared at the WBM (Wicked Big Meet) in Connecticut that recently happened. We can hear all of the JDM forums crying aloud at once in protest. It’s beautiful.
Word is that the BRZ06 is pushing 500 horsepower, which is more than twice the amount the original Boxer engine was putting down, and comes complete with “factory anti-lag.” The most challenging part of the project wasn’t the installation of the 6.0L small-block V8, but fitting in the T56 transmission, as the tunnel had to be customized.
Best of all, is that the BRZ06 isn’t a one-off. It’s a conversion kit. And it will set you back as little as $3,200 (plus the cost of your Toyoburu test subject) for the basic kit, which features engine and transmission mounts, custom oil pan and driveshaft. But the “complete kit” is a more lofty $9100, which adds custom engine wiring and exhaust work, along with upgraded cooling. Brake and wheel upgrades are also available.