Subaru Continues to Tease Its Upcoming STI Models

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA will debut tomorrow.

The Japanese automaker previously confirmed two new tuned by STI models will be heading to the U.S., the first being the Subaru WRX STI Type RA, while the second will now be the BRZ tS. It was originally thought Subaru would brand it as the BRZ STI, but based on the latest tweet, it will take on the tS nameplate just like it did in Japan.

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The Subaru BRZ tS was offered in Japan in 2015 and lacked any upgrades under the hood, which is likely the case for the model heading to the U.S. Instead, the BRZ will benefit from suspension upgrades, bigger brakes, and unique wheels. It will also have different styling to give it a more aggressive appearance. And while the BRZ tS in Japan lacked a rear spoiler, the U.S.-bound model will have a large, carbon fiber rear wing.

Look for the WRX STI Type RA to have similar upgrades, with the automaker having teased a carbon fiber roof and rear wing for the four-door sports car.

Tune in tomorrow for more Subaru Tecnica International goodness. #BRZtS #STI

— Subaru (@subaru_usa) June 7, 2017

Hot wings. Brought to you by Subaru Tecnica International. 6/8 #STI #TypeRA

— Subaru (@subaru_usa) June 7, 2017

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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