Subaru has finally given its enthusiast fans in the U.S. what they want. Sort of.
Meet the Subaru BRZ tS, a car that comes with plenty of bolt-on parts designed by STI, but sadly, no increase in power.
Still, the tS sounds like a formidable package, adding new Sachs dampers and coil springs, flexible V-braces in the engine compartment, a stiffer chassis, and a stiffer subframe. These additions are on top of the latest improvements made to the standard BRZ, which include a thicker transmission cross member, reinforcements at the rear-wheel housings, and a thicker bracket behind the strut tower brace.
Those are all the upgrades you can’t see, but there plenty of visible improvements making the car better. An adjustable carbon fiber rear spoiler is fitted along with a front splitter and new side skirts to help with aerodynamics. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires wrapped around 18-inch wheels will provide traction while Brembo brakes will bring the car to a stop.
Purely for style, the tS receives red accents and a black finish for the mirror caps, roof antenna and tS badging. On the inside, the red accents continue and are contrasted by black leather and Alcantara upholstery.
As mentioned, power still comes from a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine making 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque.
The car will go on sale in the first quarter of 2018 and just 500 versions will be built.
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