Subaru BRZ tS updated for the Japanese market

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The “tuned by STI” version of the Subaru BRZ has been updated for the Japanese market. Unfortunately, what I thought would be a true BRZ STI yesterday, was not. They got me…

Only 300 of these new tS models will be sold, so if you are in Japan and in the market, it’s a good buy! No power has been added to this model, but the handling, braking and driving pleasure have all been improved over the last version.

Even though this is not the purebred STI version we all want, it’s a step in the right direction and it shows the engineers over at STI are hard at work tuning their cars.

Check out the full gallery of the tS and the all new Sunrise Yellow paint and technical details below.

Technical Details:

  •  Performance equipment
    • 225 / 40ZR18 (92Y) Michelin Pilot Super Sport
    • STI made 18 inches × 7.5 aluminum wheels (black painted)
    • STI made brembo 17 inch rotor with 4 piston front ventilated disc brakes (drilled disc, STI logo)
    • STI made brembo 17 inch rotor 2 piston rear ventilated disc brakes (drilled disc, STI logo)
    • STI-made pillow ball bush rear suspension link (lateral link front inside, lateral link rear inside)
    • STI made Bilstein front strut (upside-down) and coil spring
    • STI made Bilstein rear damper and coil spring
    • STI made flexible V Bar
    • STI made flexible draw stiffener front
    • STI-made large-diameter drive shaft
    • Dedicated VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)
  • Exterior
    • STI made front under spoiler
    • Dedicated STI ornament (front and rear), dedicated tS ornament (rear)
    • Dedicated front grill Cherry Red pinstripe
    • Dedicated rear bumper Cherry Red pinstripe
    • Daytime LED & STI made LED cover extension
    • STI-made front fender garnish (black, STI logo)
    • Black electric storage type remote control door mirrors, black roof antenna (shark fin)
  • Interior / Other
    • Sports mirror (STI logo)
    • Alcantara (black) with Red stitching sun visors
    • Carbon instrument panel & ornament (tS LIMITED EDITION 300)
    • Exclusive leather-wrapped steering wheel (high-touch leather, STI ornament-filled, red stitching)
    • STI binding Kawamaki shift knob (MT car: STI logo) or STI binding Kawamaki shift lever (AT cars: STI logo)
    • STI made push button start (STI logo, red type)
    • RECARO made bucket seats
      • Alcantara black centers / leather side bolsters, STI logo pressed into headrest, Red stitching + Red accent
      • Rear seat black cloth
    • Dark cast metallic decorative (steering wheel spokes, instrument panel center side, shift panel, door grip) side ventilation grille (Red)
    • Kneepads (black stitch) (driver and front passenger)
    • Door trim armrest: Alcantara * 3 (black), Red stitch + Red accent
    • Doorsill plate (tS logo)
    • Special instrument panel, trunk trim, door

Source: Subaru JP and STI

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