The first details and images with the new Subaru BRZ tS STI emerged today on the web after the Japanese manufacturer released some teasers. The new car is already available for order in Japan but Subaru will only make 500 units of this beauty as it will be built in a limited edition. So, what’s new?
According to Subaru, we find STI-designed 18-inch aluminum wheels (Silver) wrapped in 225/40ZR18 (92Y) Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, 17-inch Brembo ventilated brake discs with STI logo on the front and rear.
Furthermore, we find STI-tuned strut and STI coil springs for front suspension, STI-tuned damper and STI coil springs for the rear suspension, STI flexible tower bar on the front, large diameter driveshaft, tuned VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control), a new front bumper, new front fenders with STI logo, STI badges on the front and rear, and a tS badge on the rear.
Subaru will also offer the GT package, which includes STI 18-inch aluminum wheels (Black), a dry carbon rear spoiler (2 angle adjustable), Recaro front buckets, Alcantara, leather, STI logo and the SRS side airbag.
The bad news is that Subaru will not offer a power boost for the 2.0-liter boxer engine, which means that the vehicle gets the same 200 hp seen on the standard version.
Subaru BRZ features a Horizontally Opposed Boxer engine. This rear-wheel drive sports car has been developed by Subaru in collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation. The joint project aims to bring a sports car that delivers driving pleasure and superior steering response, which everyone can experience. This Subaru Boxer engine used in the BRZ has been positioned lower compared to that of the other Subaru models, giving the BRZ one of the lowest centers of gravity possible in today’s market.
Moreover, the BRZ’s low center of gravity creates a surprising handling character and, together with light-weight chassis, it helps the car realize the brand’s "Pure Handling Delight" product objective, as well as takes driving experience to a whole new level.
Furthermore, the car’s Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine exhibits the inherent qualities of light weight, low center of gravity, and compactness. When the engine is placed closer to the chassis’ center and even lower, these inherent attributes are maximized. Needless to say, the BRZ is one fun sports car you will enjoy driving, but with peace of mind.
In addition, the sports car features a Boxer engine low-mounted on a special sub-frame forming an exceptionally low center of gravity package. The car was able to achieve a low driving position with this arrangement, as is typical of sports cars. The BRZ has the low and wide body of a stylish coupe, with its overall height at 1,300 mm and width at 1775 mm.
At the same time, it offers 2+2 seating, plus a trunk that has ample space. And not only is the Subaru BRZ a sports car, it is also one suitable companion for long trips, thanks to its unexpected utility.