The 2020 Subiefest California culminated with a Guinness World Record for the most important parade of Subaru automobiles. The two-mile line of 1,751 Scoobies grew to become the most important gathering of Subaru fans in historical past. During the 2023 Subiefest California occasion, followers noticed the reveal of the 2024 Subaru BRZ tS, the most recent range-topping variant of the quirky Japanese automaker’s two-door sports activities automotive.
The good news is that Subaru’s tuning arm, Subaru Tecnica International, extra popularly known as STI, had a hand within the latest BRZ tS (the tS stands for “tuned by STI,” see?) much like the primary BRZ tS unveiled in 2018. So yeah, the BRZ tS isn’t a full-blown STI variant, but it surely appears Subaru is slowly taking the trace.
2024 Subaru BRZ tS: What’s New?
But not like the restricted version BRZ tS of 2018, the 2024 variant is an official trim mannequin becoming a member of the Premium and Limited. Unfortunately, the adjustments don’t embody a blown motor, however the brand new BRZ tS has sufficient gravitas to advantage a re-assessment. There are tS badges within the entrance grille and rear decklid, and it has bespoke wing mirrors completed in Crystal Black Silica. Moreover, it has darkish grey 18-inch wheels wrapped in low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.
Updated Suspension & Brakes
While we discover ourselves a bit excessive and dry with out a turbo to sit up for, it’s what’s beneath that counts. Debuting within the 2024 BRZ tS are STI-tuned Hitachi dampers for the entrance and rear suspension, particularly tweaked to enhance the dealing with, stability, and journey consolation. Meanwhile, the anchors are Brembo four-piston entrance and two-piston gold calipers with bigger pads and rotors for enhanced stopping energy.
Others say turbocharging the BRZ might upset the automotive’s stability, however we are saying a blown Boxer-four might take the BRZ to uncharted territory. If it occurs, it may very well be the primary turbocharged Subaru with rear-wheel drive. But for the 2024 BRZ tS, it’s not meant to be, and that’s high-quality. The normal naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter Boxer four-cylinder engine has 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque, numbers that Subaru insists are enough for the BRZ (which we beg to disagree).
However, we agree with Subaru’s choice to make all BRZ tS fashions a manual-only affair, highlighted by a six-speed close-ratio guide gearbox and a Torsen limited-slip differential.
Subaru EyeSight & Bespoke Interior
For the primary time in a Subaru, the EyeSight driver help package deal will come normal on a manual-equipped automotive. The security nets within the package deal embody adaptive cruise management, lane departure alert, pre-collision braking, blind spot detection, lane maintaining help, and lead automobile begin alert, to call just a few.
In addition, the cabin options black seats with blue stitching, a leather-wrapped tiller (with audio, Bluetooth, and cruise management buttons), purple inside accents, and STI logos on the purple engine begin button and on the seven-inch digital driver’s show.
Moreover, the checklist of normal options consists of height-adjustable and steering-responsive LED headlights, dual-zone computerized local weather management, welcome lighting, an up to date audio system, and a reconfigured stability management system with a brand new Track mode.
2024 Subaru BRZ tS Starting MSRP
The BRZ tS will trickle right down to U.S. Subaru dealerships in early 2024. The automaker guarantees to disclose the beginning MSRP later within the 12 months, however we expect a sub-$37,000 base worth is within the playing cards. Now, about that turbo engine . . .
Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog function columnist and an skilled in sports activities and efficiency automobiles. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his youthful years and remains to be very a lot smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He additionally likes fried rooster, music, and natural drugs.
2024 Subaru BRZ tS Photo Gallery
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