Update: Subaru has release official information for the 2024 BRZ tS, confirming everything we heard from both the automaker and attendees at Subiefest California this past weekend. That includes Hitachi dampers in a new STI-tuned suspension system, four-piston Brembo brakes in front (two-piston at the rear), 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, and Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist tech.
Based on the BRZ Premium, tS will slot above it as the new range-topping model. It wears tS badging and boasts black mirrors to help it stand out from the pack. See our original article below for additional details.
Gallery: 2024 Subaru BRZ tS
Just as promised, Subaru introduced a "sharper and more focused" BRZ over the weekend at the Subiefest California. The hotter coupe in question brings back the "tS" suffix used during the model's first generation. The most notable upgrade is a Brembo brake kit both front and rear. In the photos below, we notice the car has gold calipers.
The new BRZ tS benefits from an STI-tuned suspension, with those who saw the car in the metal claiming it has Hitachi dampers. That comes somewhat as a surprise considering the 2024 GR86 has received Sachs dampers for its newly added Performance Pack, which comes as standard on the Trueno Edition. Just like the spicy Subie, the Toyota also gets Brembos.
New 18-inch wheels and subtle design tweaks inside and out are mentioned by Subaru. Subiefest attendees say the new tS will be a permanent trim level instead of a limited-run special edition as was the case with its predecessor. It's apparently coming in all colors, complete with a rear tS badge and a red BRZ logo in the corners of the headlights.
As announced back in June, Subaru is adding EyeSight to some of its manually equipped models. The BRZ tS is apparently the first, according to those who saw the car at the event. Don't be too surprised if the regular BRZ will get this feature as well. One unconfirmed change for the hotter tS is the switch from aluminum to cast iron knuckles.
The 2024 BRZ tS will reach dealers in the first quarter of 2024. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but it's safe to assume the figure will surpass $32,000. The 2023 BRZ Limited presently has a starting price of $32,115 including destination. The tS will slot above Premium in the BRZ hierarchy.