Subaru Unleashes BRZ Touge Edition: Looks Like an STI, Performs Like the Classic BRZ
Italian-Exclusive Model Mimics STI Aesthetics but Stays True to BRZ's Mechanicals
Subaru has long been the subject of fan wishes for a true BRZ STI, but that desire remains unfulfilled. While there’s no indication of a genuine BRZ STI on the horizon, at least not publicly, Italian Subaru enthusiasts are in for a treat with the new Subaru BRZ Touge Edition. This special edition captures the STI’s distinctive appearance, featuring elements like the blue paint, lower front lip, rear spoiler, side skirts, and eye-catching gold 18-inch O.Z. Ultraleggera wheels, plucked right from the STI playbook. Customers can even opt for dark gray 18-inch wheels, but they come with a weight penalty and switch out the O.Z.’s Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires for Yokohama BluEarth Winter tires. Nevertheless, when it comes to the mechanical side of things, the BRZ Touge Edition stays true to the standard BRZ. It retains the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, boasting 228 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, along with a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.