STI Releases “Subaru BRZ tS” in Japan


June 30, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 2, 2015

STI Releases “Subaru BRZ tS” in Japan (8)

Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI)*1 today announced the release of the “Subaru BRZ tS”, which goes on sale on June 30 through Subaru dealerships in Japan.

Subaru BRZ tS is an STI complete car which achieves both “agile handling performance evoking a racing car” and “a high-quality ride” at a high level. STI further enhanced the base car’s chassis performance by using expertise developed in its motorsport activities, pursuing the rear-wheel drive sports car’s “inherent handling pleasure enabling drivers to control it at will”.

Exclusive tuning such as adoptions of STI’s unique flexible parts embodies highly responsive handling performance. Driving performance has also been enhanced by adoptions of “brembo” ventilated disc brakes, 18-inch aluminum wheels and a front under spoiler. The model comes with special features including the “STI” / “tS” ornaments and exclusively-made fender garnish on the exterior as well as “Recaro”-designed front bucket seats exclusively made for STI and a speedometer with an STI logo inside, which evoke driving excitement and pleasure of ownership.

Body colors available are Sunrise Yellow*2, WR Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl and Crystal Black Silica. The model’s production will be limited to 300 units*3.

Main Features
Mechanism
• 225/40ZR18 (92Y) tires (Michelin Pilot Super Sport)
• STI-designed, black colored 18-inch aluminum wheels
• Brembo front 17-inch opposed 4-pot ventilated disc brake with STI logo
• Brembo rear 17-inch opposed 2-pot ventilated disc brake with STI logo
• STI-designed lateral link with pillow ball bush (front inside, rear inside)
• STI-tuned front suspension (inverted-strut front suspension) and coil springs
• STI-tuned rear damper and coil springs
• STI-designed flexible V-shaped bar
• STI-designed flexible draw stiffener (front)
• STI-designed large-diameter drive shaft
• Exclusively-tuned VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)
• Exclusively-tuned filter for Sound Creator®*4
Exterior
• STI-designed front under spoiler
• Exclusively-made “STI” ornament (front and rear), “tS” ornament (rear)
• Exclusively-made front bumper with cherry red colored facing and LED lamps
• Exclusively-made rear bumper with cherry red colored facing
• STI designed front fender garnish with “STI” logo (black)
• Black colored electric folding door mirror
• Black colored roof antenna (shark fin type)
Interior
• Exclusively-made speedometer with STI logo
• Exclusively-made speedometer visor [Alcantara®*5 (black), red stitching]
• Carbon tone instrument panel and ornament (“tS Limited Edition 300”)
• Exclusively-made leather lapped steering wheel (quality-feel leather with “STI” ornament and red
stitching)
• STI-designed leather lapped gear knob with STI logo
• STI-designed push button ignition (red) with STI logo
• Recaro-designed front bucket seats [black leather / black punching Alcantara® combination seats (red
stitching and red accents)] with STI logo and SRS side airbag
• Side ventilation grill (red)
• Door trims (Armrest: black Alcantara® with red stitching / Shoulder pad with black stitching)
• Exclusively-made side sill plate with STI logo
• Exclusively-made insulators (instrument panel, trunk trim, door)

Major Specifications
Body size [Overall length / width / height] (mm) 4,260 / 1,775 / 1,310
Engine FA20 Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder 2.0liter DOHC
Maximum output [ kW (PS) / rpm] 147(200) / 7,000
Maximum torque [N・m (kg・m) / rpm] 205 (20.9) / 6,400-6,600
Fuel tank capacity (liter) 50
Sales Target
Maximum 300 units (must be pre-ordered by October 12, 2015)
[Including maximum 100 units of Exterior color “Sunrise Yellow”]
Recommended Retail Prices
Model Price (yen)
Model name Motive power Drive Transmission
Including
consumption tax
Excluding
consumption tax
6MT 3,990,000 3,694,444
Subaru BRZ tS
2.0 liter
Horizontally-Opposed
4-cylinder DOHC engine
RWD
E-6AT 4,071,000 3,769,444
Body Colors
Sunrise Yellow
WR Blue Pearl
Crystal White Pearl
Crystal Black Silica
Available at additional cost of 32,400 yen (including consumption tax).