“Agile handling performance evoking a racing car” and “a high-quality ride” were the aims behind Subaru’s performance division, ST, creating a limited-edition ts version of the popular BRZ coupe.

Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has announced that the BRZ tS will go on sale in Japan. There’s no word yet on whether it will reach South Africa.

Improvements on the base car’s chassis performance include the adoption of STI’s unique flexible parts for more responsive handling. Other external changes include Brembo ventilated disc brakes, 18-inch aluminium wheels and a front spoiler. On the interior, highlights include Recaro seats made exclusively for STI.

Just 300 examples will be built.