Subaru USA's New 2015 BRZ Series Blue with STI Parts has a Placebo Effect….

Straight off the bat, let us tell you that this new blue pill…err…we mean edition with STI parts offered by Subaru USA doesn’t bring any horsepower changes to the lightly updated 2015 BRZ, only some cosmetic and aerodynamic improvements. Keeping the same 200-horsepower 2.0-liter flat four as the regular models, the 2015 BRZ Series.Blue gets a functional aerodynamic kit from STI containing black front, side, and side-rear under spoilers, that are said to contribute to additional front downforce, while new underbody panels reduce the car’s coefficient of drag (Cd) from 0.28 to 0.27. A new set of black-painted STI 17-inch wheels behind which are new red-finish brake calipers round out the look – the larger stainless steel exhaust tips and a shark fin antenna are standard on all 2015 BRZs. Inside, the Series.Blue gets a two-tone blue and black leather and Alcantara seats with blue stitching accents that also appear on the door panels, black leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as the shift lever boot and leather-wrapped parking brake lever. There’s also a simulated carbon fiber center dash and a red-illuminated engine start / stop button with an STI logo. The new BRZ Series.Blue will be offered in 500 units finished in WR Blue Pearl and 500 in Crystal White Pearl, with sales to start in July. Pricing for the special edition is set at $29,490 with a destination charge of $795, while the regular 2015MY begins at $25,695 (+$795). By John Halas

PHOTO GALLERY
Subaru-Blue-BRZ-001Subaru-Blue-BRZ-002Subaru-Blue-BRZ-003Subaru-Blue-BRZ-004Subaru-Blue-BRZ-005Subaru-Blue-BRZ-006Subaru-Blue-BRZ-007Subaru-Blue-BRZ-008Subaru-Blue-BRZ-009Subaru-Blue-BRZ-010Subaru-Blue-BRZ-011Subaru-Blue-BRZ-012Subaru-Blue-BRZ-013

Honda Fit EV Slated To Make A Return In 2020

The new Honda Fit EV will reportedly be able to travel around 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge.

2019 Subaru WRX And WRX STI Gain New Series.Gray Limited Edition

The new Subaru WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray feature a Cool Gray Khaki exterior and ultrasuede seats.

Trump Invokes National Security To Investigate Auto Imports, Could Lead To 25% Tariffs

The United States is investigating auto imports as the number of automotive production jobs had dropped 22 percent since 1990.

Ford Will Offer Hybrid Powertrains On All Future Crossovers And SUVs

Ford popular crossovers and SUVs will be going hybrid in the “next few years”.

Volkswagen And Mercedes Showcase Their Latest Emergency Vehicles At RETTmobil

Volkswagen and Mercedes brought out their latest SUVs, vans, and trucks to showcase their emergency-vehicle capabilities at the RETTmobil show in Germany.

XC40’s Success Spurs Volvo To Replace V40 With An All-New Model

With nearly 80,000 orders already received, Volvo is ramping up production of the XC40… and accelerating plans for more compact models.

Mercedes Gone In 20 Seconds As Thieves Use Keyless Signal Cloning Tech

A transmitter and amplifier were used to detect the Mercedes’ keyless signal from outside the house.

New Citroen C5 Aircross Arrives In Europe As The Comfiest Compact SUV

Citroen debuts the new C5 Aircross in Europe, sales to start at the end of the year.

There Could Be A Downside To China’s Recent Import Tariff Cuts

Reducing import taxes might actually have a negative effect on certain automakers.

F1 2018 Game By Codemasters Previewed With Hot Lap Of Monaco

On the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix, the first footage of F1 2018 has been released.