Subaru gt tS: A touch of STI

Cherry Hill (USA), 9 June 2017

It is the wet dream of many Subaru fans: A hot STI version of the drift-joyful BRZ. Now, the Sports Department of the Japanese has dealt with the compact Coupé. The result is called gt tS and to attract U.S. customers in particular.

Optimization with wide tires

Unfortunately, the request was not answered after more power rather than the standard 200 hp. The changes confined mainly to the optics, was technically only a little fine-tuning operated. So, there are optimized Sachs dampers and springs, as well as additional stiffness in the chassis to improve the responsiveness of the steering. The tS is also the first gt with 18-inch wheels from the factory. Michelin pilot-sport-4-tyre format 215/40 R18 are mounted on them.

Thicker wing

The most striking feature of the Subaru gt tS is a massive rear spoiler made of carbon fiber. He can be adjusted manually to generate more or less output. Add colorful accents in "Cherry-red" in the front Grill and the exclusive rear bumper come. A version of the STI replaced the standard fog lights. In the Interior the cherries note continues, such as red seatbelts. The skins are a metallic blue and a black and a white tone to the selection.

Sharpened WRX STI

Second vehicle is the Subaru WRX STI type RA. How should at STC tS are only 500 units built, which can be found from beginning of 2018 in the US of their lovers. The RA acronym stands for the WRX STI for "Record attempt", so "Record". Background: Soon a record at the Nürburgring will be installed, however with a special racing version. In the RA, it brings the 2.5-liter Boxer 310 HP instead of the normal 300 HP. changes to the intake and the exhaust systems make it possible. More details are 19-incher from BBS, Recaro front seats and carbon fiber in the roof and the rear wing. (rh)