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Subaru BRZ tS And WRX STI Type RA Pricing Announced For U.S. 14
Posted by Michael Gauthier in prices, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI, USA on 12 14th, 2017

Subaru has released pricing information for the limited edition BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA.

Starting in alphabetical order, the BRZ tS will cost $33,495 when it arrives at U.S. dealerships next spring. That’s a hefty premium over the standard model but the tS has been tuned by STI and it features an aerodynamic body kit, an adjustable carbon fiber rear spoiler, and 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as drivers with find leather and Alcantara upholstery as well as red contrast stitching. Other highlights include red seat belts, a frameless rearview mirror, and a 7-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.

While the model eschews a turbocharged engine, it has been equipped with new draw stiffeners, a V-brace, and a returned suspension that features SACHS dampers and coil springs. There’s also a high-performance braking system with Brembo rotors.

The WRX STI Type RA, on the other hand, will cost a whopping $48,995. It features a modestly revised exterior with a carbon fiber roof, a carbon fiber rear wing, and 19-inch BBS forged alloy wheels.

Interior revisions are minor but include Recaro front seats and an ultrasuede steering wheel. Elsewhere, there’s red contrast stitching and an individually numbered plaque on the center console.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which has been equipped with a cold air intake, a high-performance exhaust system, an optimized ECU, and new pistons. Thanks to these changes, the car produces 310 hp (231 kW) which is a minor an increase of 5 hp (3 kW). The engine is connected to an upgraded six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter.

Speaking of performance, the WRX STI Type RA has Bilstein dampers, an active torque vectoring system, and a unique Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control system. Drivers will also appreciate the car’s high-performance Brembo braking system with cross-drilled rotors and 6-piston monoblock front calipers.

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2018 Subaru BRZ Brings Modest Updates And A Higher Base Price 1
Posted by Michael Gauthier in prices, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, USA on 12 1st, 2017

The Subaru BRZ is entering the 2018 model year with a host of improvements and a slightly higher sticker price.

Set to arrive at U.S. dealerships in January, the 2018 BRZ will be priced from $25,595 which is $100 more than last year’s model. To help offset the price increase, the BRZ has been equipped with a “Welcome Lighting” system which promises to provide better nighttime visibility when approaching or exiting the vehicle.

The 2018 BRZ has also been outfitted with a leather-wrapped shifter, one touch turn signals, and headlights that turn on when the windshield wipers are activated.

The entry-level BRZ Premium comes nicely equipped with LED headlights, remote keyless entry, and black seats with red contrast stitching. Drivers will also find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-speaker audio system, and an infotainment system with a 6.2-inch display.

The BRZ Limited starts at $28,445 and it adds LED fog lights, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a keyless entry system with a push-button ignition. Other highlights include leather / Alcantara heated front seats, a 4.2-inch multi-function display in the instrument cluster, and a 7-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.

Options are fairly limited as the BRZ Limited can be equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission for $1,100. The Limited can be also be outfitted with a $1,195 Performance Package which adds high-performance shock absorbers, an upgraded braking system, and 17-inch alloy wheels with a black finish.

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Subaru BRZ STI Sport Launches In Japan, Still No Turbo 25
Posted by Brad Anderson in new cars, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017

Premiering at the Tokyo Motor Show is this, the Subaru BRZ STI Sport. Despite what the name may suggest, it doesn’t include a turbocharger. Shame.
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CR’s 10 Most Reliable Cars For 2017 22
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Audi Q3, Consumer Reports, featured, Infiniti Q70, Kia Niro, Lexus ES, Lexus GS, Lexus IS, Reports, Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86, Toyota GT 86, Toyota Prius C, Toyota Prius V, Toyota RAV4 on 10 22nd, 2017

If you want to buy the most reliable new car in the market, then you should probably check this out.
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Japan-Only Subaru BRZ STI Sport Edition Looks Sleek 25
Posted by Carscoops Staff in japan, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, subaru sti, Tokyo Motor Show on 09 25th, 2017

Ever since Subaru took the wraps off the BRZ, fans have been waiting for an STI version. While that high-performance model may never come, buyers in Japan can get their hands on a limited edition version that can at least look the part.
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Turbocharging A Scion FR-S To 450HP Is Always The Answer 12
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Scion FR-S, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota 86, Toyota GT 86, Toyota Videos, tuning, video on 08 12th, 2017

We all agree that the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ duo is one of the most fun to drive new cars on the market, especially for their price bracket, but the biggest criticism was and is their weak punch.
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A Virtual Subaru BRZ Baja Racer? Why Not 11
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Renderings, Subaru, Subaru BRZ on 08 11th, 2017

The stock Subaru BRZ, or its Toyota sibling, the 86, won't help you cross any mountains, but this one will – well, it would have if it was real. 
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Subaru BRZ Gets A McLaren 720S Face Transplant 28
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Renderings, Subaru, Subaru BRZ on 07 28th, 2017

While heart transplants are not rare in the automotive world, a face transplant seems somewhat out of place, especially when you're combining a Subaru BRZ and a McLaren 720S.
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Subaru Reveals BRZ Ts And WRX STI Type RA Limited Editions 8
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru WRX STI on 06 8th, 2017

Subaru USA has finally released details about the latest editions of the BRZ and the WRX STI.
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Subaru BRZ tS Confirmed For America, Debuts Tomorrow 7
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru WRX STI, USA on 06 7th, 2017

Following a cryptic teaser image, Subaru of America has confirmed plans to introduce the BRZ tS tomorrow.
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Is Subaru About To Reveal A BRZ STI? 31
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, subaru sti on 05 31st, 2017

Subaru could be on the verge of delivering the sports car enthusiasts have been begging for the last five years; a BRZ STI.
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The New Hero Cars In The Fate Of The Furious Look Amazing 10
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Corvette, Dodge Charger, Fast and Furious, Movie Cars, Subaru BRZ, video on 03 10th, 2017

The cars were always the main stars in the Fast N’ Furious franchise and the same apparently goes for the eighth installment of the series.
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Can Two Guys Work To Drift A BRZ At The Same Time? 23
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in drifting, Offbeat News, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru Videos, video on 02 23rd, 2017

Well, this is awkward. British magazine Autocar gave an answer to a question that nobody ever asked; "Can two guys drift one car?"
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Toyota Camry Driver Flees And Crashes After Sideswiping Subaru 7
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Videos, video on 02 7th, 2017

A Toyota Camry driver recently caught on dashcam sideswiping a Subaru BRZ and later crashing, might just earn the award of the "world’s worst driver".
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Toyobaru Have No Plans For Turbocharged, Convertible BRZ & 86 25
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, TOYOTA, Toyota 86, Toyota GT 86 on 01 25th, 2017

Subaru has confirmed what was already on everyone's minds – the current generation BRZ won't get a turbocharged, STI or convertible version.
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