- Subaru has revealed a brand new model of the BRZ for 2024 referred to as the tS.
- It has efficiency upgrades to the suspension and brakes, together with new wheels and visible add-ons.
- We count on to get pricing throughout the subsequent few months earlier than the 2024 BRZ tS goes on sale later this yr.
The performance-oriented tS trim degree is returning to the Subaru BRZ lineup for the rear-wheel-drive sports activities coupe’s second technology. Like earlier than, the bundle contains upgrades for the brakes and suspension together with enhanced visuals and particular badging. Subaru revealed the 2024 BRZ tS on the Subiefest occasion in California yesterday, and now we’ve all kinds of pictures of the brand new mannequin and particulars about its efficiency upgrades.
The important thing mechanical adjustments embrace Brembo brakes entrance and rear, completely different 18-inch wheels, and an “STI-tuned” suspension setup with Hitachi dampers. These brakes are the identical bigger rotors and upgraded pads discovered within the Toyota GR86’s new Efficiency bundle for 2024. The setup has 12.8-inch rotors in entrance and 12.4-inch rotors within the rear, bigger by 1.2 and 1.0 inch in contrast with the inventory GR86 and BRZ. The Subaru’s Hitachi dampers are completely different from the Toyota’s Sachs items, although, so there’ll certainly be variations in tuning between the 2.
Visually, the obvious distinction for the BRZ tS is the badge seen on the grille and the trunklid. The brake calipers are painted gold and the darkish grey 18-inch wheels are barely completely different than the usual automobile’s. Inside, the tS will get blue stitching and a blue leather-based accent on the seats, plus STI logos for the beginning button and gauge cluster.
There aren’t any adjustments to the usual BRZ’s 228-hp 2.4-liter flat-four engine, however the tS does come solely with the six-speed handbook transmission. The tS shall be accessible in all the 2024 BRZ’s exterior coloration choices. It should even have Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assistance options, that are a brand new addition to all 2024 BRZs outfitted with handbook transmissions.
The BRZ tS will go on sale later this yr and can doubtless begin within the mid-$30,000 worth vary.
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Regardless of being raised on a gentle eating regimen of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive trade all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a technique to write about vehicles for the college newspaper throughout his faculty years at Rice College, which finally led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Car Journal. He has been a part of the Automobile and Driver workforce since 2016 and now lives in New York Metropolis.