Subaru has another special-edition model for the BRZ. Raise your hand if you think it’s becoming a tad too much. I don’t mind that the company wants the sports coupe to improve its on-road presence, but there’s been a lot of these lately and none of them come with the upgrade we all really want. You know, that part about improving the car’s performance capabilities.

Granted, this BRZ Special Edition does have a few nice additions, especially those GT stripes that add an aggressive touch to the sports car. It’s also a different touch from what we’re used to. Heck, some people might think the stripes themselves are worth the "Special Edition" label attached to the model.

Add all the new exterior and interior upgrades, and they all combine to make a pretty appealing package that a lot of customers will definitely be interested in. But even with all those additions, there’s still that one little piece of the puzzle that’s missing, and we all know what it is (read: more power).

I’m not getting my hopes up, but then again, stranger things have happened.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Subaru BRZ Special Edition.

  • 2014 Subaru BRZ Special Edition
  • Year:
    2014
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  • 0-60 time:
    6.7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    145 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    37000
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Subaru BRZ Special Edition in detail

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In addition to the distinctive GT stripes, the Subaru BRZ Special Edition also features a boot lip spoiler, front, side and rear underside spoilers, and a rear diffuser. The upgrades aren’t dramatic other than the stripes, but they do create an effective aesthetic and aerodynamic setup that allows the sports car to puff its chest out a bit. I suppose there’s nothing wrong with that.

The interior of the BRZ Special Edition now comes with a push-button start switch from STI, as well as a short-shifter assembly and a shift knob, both also coming from STI. The assembly and knob are only available on manual transmission-equipped BRZs.

Unfortunately, the BRZ Special Edition is not for U.S. consumption, as it appears it will only be available for the blokes down under.

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If you had asked me back in 2012 when the Subaru BRZ made its debut what it would look like now, I would probably said that a more powerful iteration would arrive sooner than later.

Well, ’soon’ has already passed and we’re already on the last legs of ’later.’ That’s become the frustrating thing about the BRZ, as well as the Toyota GT 86 and the Scion FR-S, for that matter.

There’s a significant number of the population who swear by the BRZ and love every one of its nooks and crannies. On the flip-side, there’s also a group of people who have become frustrated with the lack of performance options for the sports coupe.

The BRZ is still a good sports car, but let’s face it, it can only be classified as such if it actually performs like one. It’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder, boxer engine continues to produce 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are decent for its price, but the lack of improvements on the engine have made me wonder if the BRZ is as "all that" as I through it was be back in 2012.

Press Release

Subaru has launched a Special Edition BRZ sports coupe featuring multiple additions to the equipment list that will give the multi award-winner even greater on-road presence.

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It will be sold in both manual and automatic form and is available for pre-sale both through the Subaru Retail Network and via BuyOnline.

The added specification is:

  • GT stripes
  • 17-inch STI alloy wheels
  • STI boot lip spoiler (body colour)
  • STI front, side and rear side under spoilers
  • Rear under diffuser
  • STI push button start switch
  • STI short shift assembly (manual-only)
  • STI shift knob (manual-only)

The BRZ Special Edition is available in every colour in the MY15 BRZ palette.

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