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Jonathan Gauthier

When Jonathan Gauthier picked up the 2013 Subaru BRZ, it was the first time he’d ever owned a sports car. Soon after, he tracked down and joined a local FR-S/BRZ club and almost immediately fell into the mod scene.

“What I realized was that most heavily modified twins (FR-S/BRZ) were heading in more or less the same direction,” Gauthier writes. “Wanting mine to stand apart, and having grown up in the 1980's, I set out to modify my BRZ as a homage to cars of that era.”

Fans of old school cars will undoubtedly notice his Subaru has a lot in common with Toyota, which is no coincidence, as they are the co-developers the BRZ brand.

“The wheels are inspired by Tosco from the 1970's, TRD louvers (Toyota Celica from the 1970's) and the cluster overlay which is reminiscent of a jet fighter's cockpit. For the wrap, I decided to go with a modern metallic interpretation of British Racing Green to give the famous color a little more punch; the car was initially World Rally Blue.

Owner: Jonathan Gauthier
Location: Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada
Vehicle: 2013 Subaru BRZ
Horsepower: 180 whp
Club: Petrol Descendants

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Jonathan Gauthier
Instagram: retro_brz
Twitter: GauthierJonatha

Photography by Cimon B | Photography, Jonathan Gauthier.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
K&N drop-in filter
Baffled catch can

EXHAUST:
Lachute Performance catback exhaust
FT86 SpeedFactory unequal length header

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
BRZedit dyno tune

DRIVETRAIN:
OEM

WHEELS & TIRES:
Rota Retro2 - 17x9 +42 (f/r)
Hankook Ventus V12 w/ Tred Wear Racing-style lettering - 245/40R17 (f/r)

Jonathan Gauthier 2013 Subaru BRZ TBGLIVE 2

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
HSD coilovers
STI flexible strut tower brace

BRAKES:
OEM

Jonathan Gauthier 2013 Subaru BRZ TBGLIVE 1

EXTERIOR:
TRD louvers
Chrome fender trims
STI side skirts
Lexon red LED taillights
ORACAL 970RA vinyl wrap

LIGHTING:
OEM

Jonathan Gauthier 2013 Subaru BRZ TBGLIVE 3

INTERIOR:
TRD Shift knob
INDICATOR cluster gauge overlay
RexSeed hood dampers
WeatherTech floor mats

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
OEM

Jonathan Gauthier 2013 Subaru BRZ TBGLIVE 6

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Menace Motorsports 2.0 - Best Subaru, 2nd Place
Spring Bash 2k16 - Top 10: Best of Show
2016 SCP Evolution
So Clean 2.0
2015 JDM Fest 
2015 Racewars Canada 
2015 Spring Bash

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
“My favorite mod would have to be the wheels, because only a handful of sets were made in the world. My 2nd and 3rd favorite mod are TRD louvers and INDICATOR cluster gauge overlays from Japan. Together, these 3 mods really make my BRZ stand apart from every other FR-S/BRZ out there.”

Jonathan Gauthier 2013 Subaru BRZ TBGLIVE 4

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
DAMD leather interior (order placed)

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
Elegance Auto Detailing