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2015 Subaru BRZ tS by STI revealed

The 2015 Subaru BRZ tS by Subaru Tecnica International has been revealed today, but the bad news it’s only for Japan. Still worth a gawp, though.

THE SUBARU BRZ tS goes on-sale in Japan today but sadly it won’t be coming to Australia. The BRZ tS is about as close to a BRZ STi as you’ll get with, according to the brand, “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”.

2015 Subaru BRZ tS

Limited to just 300 units in Japan, the BRZ tS gets Recaro bucket seats, STI logo-bearing speedo and will be available in Sunrise Yellow (only 200 units maximum), WR Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl and Crystal Black Silica.

2015 Subaru BRZ tS

Beyond that, the engine has been left alone, but then there’s nothing wrong with the performance and anything that can sharpen the ride and handling of the already sharp BRZ will be welcome. Shame it won’t be coming to Australia.

2015 Subaru BRZ tS key features:

Mechanicals

  • 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

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)


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.