Subaru has reintroduced the performance-oriented tS trim level for the second generation of the Subaru BRZ lineup, a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe. The new package includes several upgrades, such as enhanced brakes and suspension, as well as distinctive visual elements and special badging. Subaru unveiled the 2024 BRZ tS at the recent Subiefest event held in California, providing fans with a plethora of images and details about the car’s performance enhancements.
Key mechanical changes in the tS version consist of Brembo brakes both at the front and rear, complemented by different 18-inch wheels. Additionally, it boasts an “STI-tuned” suspension system featuring Hitachi dampers. Notably, these brakes are the same larger rotors and upgraded pads found in the Toyota GR86’s new Performance package for the 2024 model year. The Subaru BRZ tS boasts 12.8-inch rotors in the front and 12.4-inch rotors in the rear, which are larger than those on the standard GR86 and BRZ by 1.2 and 1.0 inch, respectively. Although the Subaru uses Hitachi dampers instead of the Toyota’s Sachs units, it’s expected that there will be some tuning differences between the two.
The BRZ tS exhibits noticeable visual distinctions, including a badge prominently displayed on the grille and trunklid. Moreover, the brake calipers sport a striking gold color, and the dark gray 18-inch wheels have a slightly different design compared to the standard model. Inside the tS, you’ll find blue stitching and a blue leather accent on the seats, as well as STI logos for the start button and gauge cluster.
While the standard BRZ’s 228-hp 2.4-liter flat-four engine remains unchanged, the tS model is exclusively available with a six-speed manual transmission. It will be offered in all of the 2024 BRZ’s exterior color options and will also feature Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assistance features, a new addition to all 2024 BRZs equipped with manual transmissions.
Expect the BRZ tS to hit the market later this year, with an estimated starting price in the mid-$30,000 range.
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