Look, we love the Subaru BR-Z and its Scion FR-S twin. It's just... well...
The car would be wonderful with a bit more power. And maybe a more inspiring exhaust note. And, hell, while we're daydreaming, maybe just cram a V-8 in there and knock a few pounds off the ol' curb weight. If we're going for impossible, might as well go all-out, right?
Well, while you and I were lazying around daydreaming about V-8 BR-Zs, the mechanical madmen at Japan's JUN Auto up and did it—with help from New Zealand.
Yes, if you peek under the hood of this bumblebee-hued BR-Z, you'll find . A 2.4-liter motor that zings up to an 11,600-rpm redline, because it's actually two Kawasaki Ninja inline-4 motorcycle engines joined at the crank.
It's madness. The motor kicks out 356 horses at 10,300 rpm and, uh, 200 lb.-ft. of torque at 8,000. A stump-puller it's not. But it does shave 66 lbs compared to the stocker!
And the most jaw-dropping part of this is that this twin-Ninja motor will basically bolt right in to the BR-Z. Synergy's adapters let the little firecracker bolt right up to the BR-Z's transmission. The gauges work, the cruise control works, the traction and stability control works. It's plug and play.
Well, plug $70,000 into Synergy's bank account and play.
You can read about the whole build, and drool over gorgeous photos, . Wanna hear it run? Here you go.