I am very pleased to show you my newly built SCR Subaru BRZ ALL WHEEL DRIVE race car.
It was unveiled for the first time at Autosport International Show in Birmingham NEC on 13-14th January 2018.
Car was exposed on Formula G / Barrel Sprint / all about Gymkhana Stand.
I have to say, it was not very easy project starting from the very beginning, but with all the help and support I received from my Partners and Sponsors especially Scoobyclinic, this car was shaping nicely with every day passed and I am very thankful to everyone involved in this build for letting my crazy ideas to go ahead.
Being a person who likes a challenge, I thought, why not to make it happen, especially, that I have back up from one of the best Subaru specialists in the World – Scoobyclinic. So a year ago I decided to make a move and bring my dream in to reality.
This SCR BRZ now have the ALL WHEEL DRIVE transmission and running gear, making it truly one of a kind and powered by turbocharged boxer engine to make it aggressive and competitive for any track job.
Car will be used mostly for Gymkhana related events such as Barrel Sprint, Formula G and of course Gymkhana Grid, but I will be open to any challenge, as thats what I like most!
This car took a lot of time, not just from myself, but from many people involved in the build.
Loads of parts had to be custom made to enable AWD system to work and even more man hours spent on completion of the work.
Main man at Scooyclinic, Kev, contributed his knowledge and ability to make things happen by supporting this project with greatest ever back up I could ever expect.
Kev also thought, that it be good to make this BRZ, not just a good race car, but also made it awesomely presented show car with every detail in style!
You really need to see the car in flesh, instead of me describing of how nice everything was done, so much to list and this just once again proves, that at SCR everything done with passion and love!
Chassis preparation with safety and strength improvement features such as roll cage and seam welding was made by Roll cage designs. I asked RCD to make half Cage, so it fit only to back part of a cabin, I thought, that in races where I plan to use this car we dont get high speed, but to save on weight and not to obstruct any of the drivers position will be beneficial.
I chose to go with combination of running gear from 3 different generations of Subarus to make best possible package. I will tell more details about what I have done and how in coming soon issue of Japanese Performance Magazine. So stay tuned most secrets will be told in article, covering rear and front axles including engine and transmission.
PB-6 pot big brake kit with 330mm floating rotors fitted on front while PB-coilovers with adjustable top mounts and custom spring rates in all 4 corners.
This awesome brake and suspension kits was supplied by PB Brakes & Coilovers
Once the car was set on it wheels, guys at Scoobyclinic started the major jobs with fully custom made Motorsport loom, adding all the best features including Syvecs S6i ECU paired with SDM300 dash, then plumbing everything in with custom fuel lines and twin fuel pumps, accusump for extra safety and reliability of the engine, firewalls and weight saving door cards. Replacing glass with poly-carbonate lightweight Motorsport windows credited with additional weight reduction.
Finishing touches to the interior was a pair of SPA Recaro seats, this buckets weight only 5.5 kg each, but made out of super strong and lightweight Carbon Kevlar material making them not just look great but very safe too. Custom made embroidered SCR logos and my name with #77 race number gives a bit of flavour to the interior style.
Forge Motorsport once again done a fantastic job by making custom made high flow radiator and 1.5 litre swirl pot to avoid any fuel starvation, while the intercooler still to be made after some track testings, so we can work out what sort of intake temperatures we will be dealing with if to use stock top mount position, so at the moment we fitted STi 10 large top mount cooler.
Same turbo I run on my SCR GC8 Impreza with results needing nothing to prove.
Connection between engine and rest of the drivetrain handled through multi plate race spec Competition Clutch, it gives very good bite and can handle massive power without overheating and provide strong clamp between ceramic discs and metal plates, but still easy driveble of to be used on road.
Samsonas AWD bulletproof box can break car in half, but still will drive to a finish line with all gears in order.
With massive thanks to Samsonas Motorsport and Clark Motorsport for cooperation and help in this project I will surely feel my self more confident during the races.
Engine wise, since the newly built 2.5 SCR motor was borrowed in my GC8 to compete in World Finals of Gymkhana Grid, we used temporary STi EJ20 motor to get BRZ running and make some tests, then a new engine to be configured by SCR engineers to build best possible option for this particular car.
For accuracy and finest mapping of the engine with best possible results car runs on VP X85 race fuel, which is excellent blend of race quality E85
In break down X85 consist of 85% ethanol and 15% of top quality hydrocarbons, this will provide prolonged engine life and greater acceleration response during the racing.
Graphic design was made by Kevin Horsley from 142Creative, I wanted to use same livery as on my SCR GC8 Impreza, but on dark background, I had some doubts, but now I can see, that risky move was worth a go.
First, the car had a full wrap in Satin Grey, very good job was done by Nathan from Optimus Wrapping, for some time I even wanted to leave car with no livery on, it looked so cool!
But at the same time I needed a good contrast to make this car stand out from crowed, so the colourful graphic was a must.
Vinyl livery was printed and applied by ShyTot Graphics.
It actually worked out very well with bright colours on dark car.
During the build, through whole year, I needed a lot of logistical movements of parts between the build locations with fabricators and suppliers, therefore I cant thank enough Apc Overnight for the very professional service they provided by supporting all my shipping needs! Pallets or small parcels, they managed it all with next day service.