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What happens when you let the STI team get their hands on the Subaru BRZ? The result is the 2024 Subaru BRZ tS. This version takes the already impressive sports car and raises the bar with improved suspension, better brakes, stickier tires, and new wheels. Are these items enough to provide a much better driving experience? You bet.

What does the 2024 Subaru BRZ tS include?

The upgraded and STI-tuned tS model has improved features, making this BRZ faster and better handling than the traditional BRZ. Items added to improve this sports car include:

  • Hitachi dampers
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer performance tires
  • Brembo calipers and rotors

According to MotorTrend’s testers, these improvements give this BRZ tS better lateral acceleration by 0.01 g and a faster time by 0.4 seconds around the test track.

Blue Subaru BRZ tS sports car on a wet road.
Subaru BRZ tS | Subaru

Adding performance items didn’t disrupt the handling

The Subaru BRZ is an excellent handling car with the grip to hold a strong driving line and keep you on the track. The 2024 Subaru BRZ tS improvements don’t disrupt this feeling. The tS never feels like it’s losing its grip or hold, which makes it one of the most composed small roadsters in the market.

As you would expect, the BRZ tS delivers impressive steering with quick and precise motions. This makes it easy to carve up the corners on the road or track. The perfect balance of the flat four-cylinder engine adds more balance, giving the driver an excellent feeling from behind the wheel.

The BRZ tS is only slightly disappointing

When you learn that the STI team tuned and improved the BRZ to create the tS model, you expect a little more power. Unfortunately, the BRZ tS doesn’t have more power than the standard model. Although it has the same power as the regular BRZ, it’s a little quicker, besting the standard BRZ in a 0-60 mph sprint by 0.1 seconds.

Something important for the 2024 Subaru BRZ tS

The new BRZ tS is the first manual transmission BRZ to receive the EyeSight driver assist technology  benefits. This package is typically only available for BRZ models with the automatic transmission, but it comes on this top-trim model. This package gives the BRZ tS:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lead Vehicle Start Alert

Should you drive the BRZ tS?

If you’re looking for a sports car that will blow the doors off others at the track, leave the BRZ tS alone. On the other hand, if you want a sports car with a little more grip and fun for fast laps, impressive cornering, and an excellent driving experience, the 2024 Subaru BRZ tS could be an excellent option.

This isn’t a pokey Subaru, but it’s not winning any drag races, either. Still, the BRZ tS has a complete package of driving fun.