Less than a month ago, Subaru subtly announced that it would be releasing a BRZ variant tuned by its Subaru Tecnica International arm. Now, the Japanese carmaker has officially put the car on sale through its domestic-market dealerships, and the car is called the BRZ tS.
As we predicted, the already impressive handling of the BRZ was further improved through various suspension and chassis upgrades "while achieving the strength and the nimbleness committed by STI."
These upgrades include 18-inch aluminum wheels; strut and coil spring front suspension; damper and coil spring rear suspension link with pillow ball bush; front flexible tower bar and draw stiffener; large-diameter driveshaft; and exclusively tuned vehicle dynamics control. Other than the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and Brembo front and rear ventilated disc brakes, everything was designed and worked on by STI.
The BRZ tS also comes with "STI" and "tS" badges, an exclusively made fender garnish, and a speedometer with an STI logo inside.
A variant called "GT Package" is also available for motorsport enthusiasts, and its features include an STI-designed dry carbon rear spoiler, black-colored BBS 18-inch aluminum wheels, and Recaro-designed front bucket seats.
It is clear from the list of upgrades that the engine is left untouched, keeping us wondering if Subaru will ever come out with a turbocharged BRZ.
Only 500 BRZ tS units will be made available exclusively for Japan, with up to 250 of the 500 units being allotted for the GT Package.