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Subaru Unveils The BRZ Touge: A Tribute To STI Aesthetics

Subaru’s latest special edition, the BRZ Touge, is designed to emulate the aesthetics of a true STI model. Available in limited numbers (just 60 units) exclusively for the Italian market, the BRZ Touge is loaded with STI-branded components and includes the beloved gold-finished wheels that are highly regarded among enthusiasts.

To begin, the BRZ Touge exhibits a more aggressive appearance compared to the recently introduced JDM-spec BRZ STI Sport. It is exclusively offered in Subaru’s Blu Pearl shade and sports striking 18-inch gold OZ Superleggera wheels with red Touge centre caps. Additionally, this special edition is equipped with front splitters, side skirts, rear bumper extensions, a diffuser, and a rear spoiler, all featuring STI branding.

While these components are already available as optional add-ons in Japan, this marks the first time Subaru has bundled them together as part of a special edition. The BRZ Touge also features larger dual exhaust tailpipes crafted by Italian tuner Supersprint, bearing the “Touge” inscription. The name of the special edition, “Touge,” is derived from the Japanese word for mountain pass, a fitting name for the BRZ’s character.

Inside, the Touge is set apart by numbered door sills, black-and-red leather and ultrasuede upholstery, which closely resembles the U.S.-spec 2024 Subaru BRZ tS. Standard features include adaptive LED headlights, sporty seats, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a 6-speaker audio system.

Under the bonnet, the BRZ Touge retains the well-known 2.4-litre boxer engine, delivering 231hp and 250Nm of torque. The power output differs slightly from the Japanese BRZ due to market-specific tuning for Europe. A 6-speed manual gearbox transmits power to the rear axle, aided by a limited-slip differential. Subaru claims the BRZ Touge can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds.

With just 60 units available for the Italian market, the Subaru BRZ Touge is expected to sell out quickly, despite its relatively high price tag of €49,500 (RM246k). Whether the special edition will remain exclusive to Italy or if Subaru will consider producing additional units for other European markets remains to be seen.

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