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Subaru Tecnica International (STI) is introducing in Japan a higher specification BRZ tS.


Before you get your hopes up too high, the latest special edition doesn't bring a power boost so it packs the same 200 PS & 205 Nm punch coming from a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine. Billed as being an "STI complete car", the BRZ tS comes with an STI-tuned front suspension, revised rear damper along with STI-designed V-shaped bar, flexible front draw stiffener and a large-diameter drive shaft.


It also has a specially tuned Vehicle Dynamics Control, a bespoke filter for the Sound Creator and Brembo brakes with ventilated discs. The BRZ tS rides on black 18-inch alloy shod in 225/40 ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and benefits from a series of cosmetic tweaks like a new under spoiler, front & rear bumpers, front fender garnish and a black finish for the side mirror caps and shark fin antenna.


Stepping inside the cabin, STI installed a bespoke speedometer, side sill plates, gear knob and push button ignition while the leather-wrapped steering wheel is also exclusive to this model. Other tweaks include a carbon finish for the instrument panel, special door trims and Recaro front bucket seats.

Only 300 units will be made and customers will have to choose from the following body paints: Crystal White Pearl, WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Sunrise Yellow. Subaru is already taking orders and prospect customers should make a deposit until October for the manual version which costs 3,990,000 yen (about $32,600) whereas the automatic model is priced at 4,071,000 yen ($33,256).


Gallery: 2015 Subaru BRZ tS STI launched in Japan with several mechanical upgrades

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