Subaru teases BRZ STI you will never see in production
Last month Subaru teased three concept cars at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Legacy B4 Blitzen, XV Sport and Levorg S that will never make it to production. Now Subaru unveils a new 2015 Subaru BRZ tS Concept at the Auto Messe 2015 in Osaka Japan to tease performance fans.
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This Sunrise Yellow BRZ tS (tuned by STI) Concept comes dressed to impress with a few STI goodies. Outside it features an STI aero kit, front under spoiler and 18-inch custom STI wheels wrapped in Michelin PSS performance tires. Underneath this BRZ tS gets an STI suspension, STI Sport exhaust, large diameter driveshaft, Bilstein shocks, STI springs and Brembo brakes on the corners.
STI upgrades inside
On the inside, the sports coupe gets Recaro performance seats with STI logo, leather tS steering wheel, performance STI gauges, Panasonic audio and navigation and STI trim throughout the cabin.
This BRZ STI is still powered by the FA20 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 200hp boxer engine that comes in the production coupes. Subaru and Subaru Tecnica International have come up with a good example of what they can do to pump up the excitement level with the BRZ rear-drive sports coupe on the outside, but what about under the hood?
550 tricked-out vehicles
Around 20,000 performance fans are expected to attend Osaka Auto Messe 2015 that runs from February 13-15 at the Intex Osaka in Osaka, Japan. It’s a mecca for those who love to see customized and tricked-out vehicles. A total of 550 personalized and tuned cars will be hand with the events theme, “Customizing Pushes the Fun of Cars Past the Limits!”
Along with the 2015 Subaru BRZ tS Concept, the Japanese automaker will also bring the Legacy B4 Blitzen Concept, XV Sport Concept, Levorg S Concept, BRZ GT300 and Outback Super GT FRO (Fire Rescue Operation) cars. It’s fun for performance fans to see, but don’t expect this BRZ STI Concept coupe to make it to production.