Japanese Domestic Market gets yet another tricked-out version of Subaru BRZ from the firm’s in-house tuner Subaru Tecnica International (STI). The latest Subaru BRZ tS STI comes with a range of visual and mechanical upgrades, but the same lousy engine as before.
OK, maybe calling that 197bhp 2.0 liter flat-four engine lousy is a bit unfair. But somebody should tell Subaru and Toyota come on already, it’s been three years since they released this sports car and it hasn’t received a proper power upgrade yet. And believe you me, that’s all the fans want. Nobody cares about fancy suspension and cool gear knobs, which is what they keep giving us.
You can’t buy the Subaru BRZ tS STI in Europe or America, but knowing about its specs will give you ideas for upgrading your BRZ with aftermarket parts. The car features a set of 18-inch black alloys with high-performance Michelin tires, Brembo brakes, revised front bumper with blacked-out grille and lip spoiler, new side strakes and mirror caps, and a shark antenna. Interior modifications include Recaro bucket seats for the front, leather-wrapped steering wheel, STI dials and gauges as well as gearknob, sill plates, and starter button, and carbon-look trims for the dashboard and the door cards.
Available in Crystal White Pearl, WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Sunrise Yellow, Subaru BRZ tS STI is priced at 3,990,000 Yen in Japan which is around 33 grand in the U.S. Production is limited to 300 units.