19 de agosto de 2013

STI shows the Subaru BRZ tS. This makes us sad


Seems that the car teased some time ago by Subaru isn't that special version we weren't waiting for, but instead it's the regular version with a few new parts. We were hoping for a sportier version, possibly turbocharged, with a large increase in power to make this car even more fun to drive, but we can hope the near future will bring that car, for now, meet the tS.

STI, or Subaru Tecnica International, is the motorsport division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI is also the owner, if you want, of Subaru) and they prepared this special tS version of the BRZ for the Japanese market that includes several new parts that are detailed below:

-Mechanism-
225/40ZR18 (92Y) tires (Michelin Pilot Super Sport)
STI designed 18-inch x 7 1/2J aluminum wheels (silver)
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 rear suspension link with pillow ball bush (trailing link front, lateral link front inside & rear inside)
STI tuned strut and STI coil springs for front suspension
STI tuned damper and STI coil springs for rear suspension
STI designed flexible tower bar, front
STI designed flexible draw stiffener, front
STI designed large-diameter driveshaft
Exclusively-tuned VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)
Exclusively-tuned filter for Sound Creator®

-Exterior-
STI designed front under spoiler
STI designed front fender garnish with “STI” logo
Exclusively-made “STI” ornament (front & rear), “tS” ornament (rear)

-Interior-
Exclusively-made front seat with “STI” logo and red stitch
[Alcantara®(gray punching) / leather (gray), “STI” logo, gray stitch, front seat heater, SRS side airbag]
Exclusively-made leather lapped steering wheel (with “STI” ornament and red stitch)
STI designed leather shift knob (manual transmission) / select lever (automatic transmission) with “STI” logo
Exclusively-made speedometer with “STI” logo
Exclusively-made speedometer visor [Alcantara® (black), black stitch]
Carbon tone instrument panel
STI designed push engine switch with “STI” logo (red)
Exclusively-made aluminum side sill plate with “tS” logo
STI designed leather access key cover (red)
There is also a GT Package that includes:
STI designed 18-inch x 7 1/2J aluminum wheels (black)
STI designed dry carbon rear spoiler (2 angle adjustable)
Recaro designed front bucket seat
[Alcantara® (gray punching) / leather (gray), “STI”
logo, gray stitch, SRS side airbag] 

Only 500 units of the tS will be available until March 9, 2014, of those 250 will have the GT Package.

Source: STI