By Otsile Kadiege
Subaru recently unveiled the a new range-topping model grade for the performance-focused BRZ called the BRZ ts. The new trim level offers an STI-tuned suspension and a Brembo braking system. For the first time, EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is now standard on a Subaru model equipped with a manual transmission.
BRZ tS exterior and interior
Externally, the Subaru BRZ tS is distinguished by tS badging in the front grille and on the rear deck-lid. The exterior foldable mirrors and roof-mounted shark fin antenna come in a Crystal Black Silica finish. As standard, the BRZ ts is shod with 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels in dark gray finish.
Inside, the Subaru BRZ tS cabin is wrapped in black upholstery with tS-only contrasting blue stitching on the front seat bolsters, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter boot and parking brake boot. Standard performance-design front seats with height-adjustable head restraints feature a blue leather accent down the middle. The leather-wrapped steering wheel integrates control switches for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth. BRIN NAUB nubuck-like material enhances the instrument panel visor and door trim. The iconic STI logo is displayed on the red starter button and customisable 7-inch digital instrument cluster, also updated with tS-exclusive red accents.
BRZ tS driver assistance systems
Offered for the first time on any Subaru model with manual transmission is EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The award-winning safety system includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking System, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lead Vehicle Start Alert. All 2024 Subaru BRZ models equipped with a manual transmission will include EyeSight as standard equipment.
BRZ tS performance
The 2024 BRZ tS is powered by a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine developing 228 hp (170 kW) and 250 Nm. It’s paired with a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission and comes equipped with a a TORSEN limited-slip differential and an STI-tuned front and rear Hitachi dampers to maximize its light weight, ultra-low center of gravity and precision handling.
It’s also equipped with high-performance Brembo braking system, including gold-painted 4-piston front calipers, gold-painted 2-piston rear calipers and larger pads and rotors, enhancing stopping power, fade resistance and pedal feel. The BRZ tS also has 18-inch wheels wrapped with 215/40 R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
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