The Subaru BRZ tS is the most hard core version of the small sports car. The knock on the BRZ has always been that it is underpowered. You would think that when Subaru decides to work on the ultimate BRZ that it would bring the power up a bit.
The tS is tuned by their STI division and it gets firmer suspension, better brakes, a front splitter and a large rear wing. All of this makes it even better on the track, but there is one thing missing.
The pricing of the 2017 Subaru BRZ has been announced. For 2017 the well balanced rear-wheel drive sports car has better handling and performance than the outgoing BRZ. While horsepower gets a slight increase of 5 horsepower, the updated coil springs and dampers as well as a larger rear stabilizer bar help add up to an even better driver’s machine.
For the 2017 model year you also get updated interior styling and a more aggressive exterior. Also new inside the BRZ are steering wheel control switches for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth.
At one time many thought that vehicles produced from Japanese car companies were pieces of junk. That perception has largely changed and now these same automakers produce some very dependable cars.
Beyond daily drivers they all make some very good performance cars. These range from the Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster to the supercar beating Nissan GT-R. Without further hesitation we announce our nominees for our Import Car of the Year.
The Subaru BRZ may not be the fastest car in a straight line, but it is one of the most fun vehicles to drive. The front mounted 2.0-liter boxer engine helps give the BRZ a low center of gravity. Add this to the the rear-wheel drive layout and you have a recipe for a good handling machine.
The Subaru is underpowered by today’s high standards. With just 200 horsepower you won’t be bragging to any Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat owners, but that doesn’t keep it from providing an awesome driving experience.