When a car is considered the fastest of its kind, people usually stand up and pay serious attention.

Well, that’s what folks are saying about this 2013 BRZ, which belongs to drag racing driver Ali Afshar. If beefed up is a description for this Japanese sports car, then consider that a massive understatement.

As an 18-time NHRA champion, Afshar knows full well the value of having a monster engine under the hood of his team’s racecars. That’s precisely why this BRZ comes with a staggering 1,400 horsepower, all packed in the car’s 2.5-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine. The usual amenities of a racecar have also been added, including the full-on roll cage, the enormous rear wing, the wheelie-bar, and the wide slick wheels.

But the real highlight of this BRZ is that engine that has been tuned to deliver some otherworldly output. All in all, that much power should bode well for the Afshar, as he attempts to race the BRZ down the strip of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway later this week in 7 seconds.

It’ll be interesting to see if Afshar is successful in his attempt, which will be a record, should he achieve it. Whatever happens, it’s going to make for an extremely entertaining show.

Click past the jump to read about the Subaru BRZ

  • 2013 Subaru BRZ by Ali Afshar ESX
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1400
  • Torque @ RPM:
    1000 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    2.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    230 mph (Est.)
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Subaru BRZ

2013 Subaru BRZ High Resolution Exterior
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As one-third of the BRZ/GT86/FR-S triumvirate, the Subaru BRZ is one heck of an affordable sports car. It features the kind of sporty and aggressive look normally reserved for cars with higher sticker prices.

Plus, it comes with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine that nets 200 horsepower, enough to get by, but ultimately ripe to be given an aftermarket program.

But the best part about the BRZ, just like the GT 86 and the FR-S, is that it only costs $25,000 minimum. For its design, performance and tuner-friendliness, that’s as good a deal as you can find for a sports car.

Source: Facebook - Ali Afshar ESX

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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