We are all waiting to see the STI version of the recently announced Subaru BRZ when it comes out in the next year or so. We’d rely on the BRZ STI Concept that was unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show for design inspirations, but we all know how concepts sometimes exaggerate the look of the production car. Instead, we are going to take a look at Subaru’s latest STI preview in the form of a Subaru BRZ equipped with STI upgrades. This is not the real STI version, but it still allows us to get a pretty good idea as to the production version’s final look.

The model displayed at the 2012 Australian Motor Show in Sydney was equipped with an aerodynamic kit that includes a front chin spoiler, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a bootlid spoiler. The model sits on a new set of 17-inch light alloy wheels combined with a set of lower and stiffer coil springs.

Other updates include a low-restriction exhaust muffler, a short-shift gear linkage for manual-equipped BRZ, a wheelnut set, an STI gearknob, an STI push-button starter, and unique interior trim highlights.


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  (346) posted on 10.21.2012

I’m glad there is finally an option non-novelty sized wing mirrors. The stockers make the car look like a kid’s toy.

  (397) posted on 10.21.2012

you must have a blue one... the one im racing on the traffic light and leaving way behind... i though its a car - but its thurmostat and maybe driving skills... "stills speeding with a big smile"

  (377) posted on 10.21.2012

Going down the road it does look really sweet. The blue color is amazing.

  (349) posted on 10.21.2012

The Subaru BRZ does look hand over fist better than the MZ3 and FocusST... but if someone were looking to buy a car for PERFORMANCE, I would take a heavy PASS on the Subaru.

  (346) posted on 10.21.2012

i think it looks better than the speed3, though.

  (305) posted on 10.20.2012

this car looks amazing, but i don’t get the whole toyota twin thing. is it to see which badge sells better or what?

  (302) posted on 10.20.2012

in the old days, you used to want the subaru impreza to get to the track and the mitsubishi lancer to go around the track. now, i’m not so sure.

  (312) posted on 10.20.2012

i miss a 4 doors 4wd subaru impreza wrx sti. but i got a mitsubishi evo in exchange.

  (305) posted on 10.20.2012

sti has been a substitute for power to the people type of car. it should stay the same.

  (422) posted on 10.20.2012

this car should go fast on any terrain and on any type of track, be it a straight one or a curvy one.

  (452) posted on 10.20.2012

as a true sti, this car should not be all about power. it should be about handling corners well.

  (475) posted on 10.20.2012

at 300 HP, it’s not much for a STI. it’s not more than the old STIs delivered.

  (509) posted on 10.20.2012

the sti versions of all subarus are great. i bet this one will be even better.

  (542) posted on 10.20.2012

for me, the last subaru is the subaru impretza wrx sti before it went hatchback. the rest interests me no more.

  (516) posted on 10.20.2012

this car looks awesome. and i bet it drives awesome!

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