Yet Another Special Edition Subaru BRZ Coming, but No Turbo
Subaru is playing with our hearts with its BRZ, as it continuously tells us that there is no turbocharged model in the works, while aftermarket companies continue to push the only RWD Suby to new heights. Well, now we have news of a new special edition BRZ that, once again, got our hopes up only to drop them like a hot potato.
According to Car and Driver there are reports from Subaru that the Japanese company is indeed working on a special BRZ, but that again it is not the turbo model we are all craving. Rather, it will likely only have an aesthetic kit similar to what we saw on the J-spec BRZ tS. Unfortunately, the report also makes it clear that we will not get the handling and braking mods found on the tS model.
There are rumblings that this model will be a product of Subaru Technica International, which means it may carry the a set of "STI" badges without the STI oomph behind it. Well, I guess the badges are one of many stepping stones to an STI-tuned BRZ in the U.S.
Stay tuned for more.
Click past the jump for information on the BRZ tS.
The BRZ tS created all sorts of craziness in the U.S., as we instantly though it was a real STI model. Well, after all the excitement calmed down, news broke that it was just a base BRZ with an aero kit, an updated Bilstein suspension and a set of Brembo brakes with six-pot calipers. That was all well and good, but the 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque remained unchanged, leaving a lot to be desired from this little sports car.
The BRZ tS only saw 750 units and never left its home country.