2018 Subaru BRZ tS: A sharper sports coupe reserved for 500 people
Chassis and aero upgrades make the tS the most capable and fun BRZ to date.
As brilliant as the Subaru BRZ was when it arrived for 2013, enthusiasts couldn’t help but salivate over the idea of a more potent STI model with a turbocharged engine and even better handling. Sadly, five model years later, no such car has surfaced. But that’s not to say Subaru is leaving fans of its rear-wheel-drive sports coupe completely out in the cold. Enter the 2018 BRZ tS.
The tS, which means “tuned by STI,” can be looked at as an STI Lite. There are plenty of handling improvements, but the tS is void of drivetrain enhancements. Peek under the hood and you’ll find the same 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine as in every other BRZ, pushing out 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is the only transmission available, and the tS is said to return 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.