Subaru unveils sharper handling and more premium BRZ STI Sport at Tokyo, and a similar version will be coming down under
Subaru has used the Tokyo Motor Show as an opportunity to reveal the new range-topping BRZ variant, the Subaru BRZ STI Sport. The newest addition to the BRZ family will feature goodies like SACHS shock absorbers, special coil springs, STI-design V-Braces and draw stiffeners, Brembo brakes and unique 18inch alloys.
Inside, there is high-quality Alcantara trim with Bordeaux red bolsters and seat heaters, an exclusive instrument panel with a TFT colour multi-information display, a special instrument glare shield with red stitching, a bespoke steering wheel with red stitching and metallic trim, red arm rests with red stitching, special shoulder pads, Piano Black inserts and STI scuff plates.
Cosmetically, there’s a new front bumper, STI badging dotted about the place and a shark fin antenna.
The BRZ STI Sport is Japan-only, but Subaru has confirmed that a similar version will make its way to Australia, arriving before the end of 2017. There’s no further information on the Aussie version, but sadly, we suspect there won’t be any gains in the performance department.
At least it might be even better to drive.