Subaru BRZ tS And WRX STI Type RA Pricing Announced For U.S.

Subaru has released pricing information for the limited edition BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA.

Starting in alphabetical order, the BRZ tS will cost $33,495 when it arrives at U.S. dealerships next spring. That’s a hefty premium over the standard model but the tS has been tuned by STI and it features an aerodynamic body kit, an adjustable carbon fiber rear spoiler, and 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as drivers with find leather and Alcantara upholstery as well as red contrast stitching. Other highlights include red seat belts, a frameless rearview mirror, and a 7-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation.

While the model eschews a turbocharged engine, it has been equipped with new draw stiffeners, a V-brace, and a returned suspension that features SACHS dampers and coil springs. There’s also a high-performance braking system with Brembo rotors.

The WRX STI Type RA, on the other hand, will cost a whopping $48,995. It features a modestly revised exterior with a carbon fiber roof, a carbon fiber rear wing, and 19-inch BBS forged alloy wheels.

Interior revisions are minor but include Recaro front seats and an ultrasuede steering wheel. Elsewhere, there’s red contrast stitching and an individually numbered plaque on the center console.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which has been equipped with a cold air intake, a high-performance exhaust system, an optimized ECU, and new pistons. Thanks to these changes, the car produces 310 hp (231 kW) which is a minor an increase of 5 hp (3 kW). The engine is connected to an upgraded six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter.

Speaking of performance, the WRX STI Type RA has Bilstein dampers, an active torque vectoring system, and a unique Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control system. Drivers will also appreciate the car’s high-performance Brembo braking system with cross-drilled rotors and 6-piston monoblock front calipers.

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    No thanks.

  • Six_Tymes

    Nice, but a few years late to the table.

  • adam berry

    I want to see how long they can go without increasing the power, so dull!

  • Jason Miller


  • G82FS

    That’s a fast no…

  • Mill0048

    Other than the wing, I love all the upgrades to the Type RA BRZ. Wish I could’ve held out a few more months for it.

  • heavystarch

    OH for f#$ks sake.

    $49,000 for a Subaru STI Type RA?
    Yes it’s a TRACK Beast but this won’t be the STI Type RA NBR (that monster was designed solely to demolish Nüburgring track times and that it did in under 7min!). The power bump is awfully modest but the weight reduction measures should be nice…we’ll see how much it actually lost in those lbs. I guess at 500 units limited edition they are not trying to compete with everything on the road – just kill on the track….but…

    $50k puts the buyer in the area of a ton of awesome possible alternatives…

    — BMW M2 (the list could start and end here – I’d buy the M2 every time over the STI without hesitation even in Type RA form)
    — VW Golf R (spare cash to tune the Golf R to 400+ Hp, nice suspension, brakes and all around awesome daily)
    — Ford Focus RS (TONS of spare cash for tuning if you even feel you need it – plus you still get a bit of that racer look)
    –Mercedes AMG C 43 (okay $5k more but not a whole lot more for a super classy fast car…maybe not as track oriented…)

  • SteersUright

    What an absolute shame of a missed opportunity. This BRZ looks more the part than ever before and still none of the power it deserves. Also, “a cold air intake, a high-performance exhaust system, an optimized ECU, and new pistons” yields but +5hp? Thats the best Subaru engineers can do or is this some sort of “lets say +5hp but it really makes +50hp”?

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      i wouldn’t assume that all upgrades are pointless if the power output increased only 5 hp, but it seems something really missing here.
      The question is that,is it upgraded parts or claimed hp output?

  • So expensive… Like really so many opposition that you can get cheaper.

    Even as limited edition I don’t really see the appeal.

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