Limited-Edition Subaru WRX S4 tS will be big in Japan

Limited-Edition Subaru WRX S4 tS will be big in Japan
 

Japan gets all the cool stuff. Bullet trains. Kobe beef. Watermelons stroked into perfect squares. Not to mention all sorts of limited-edition cars that us JDM fans can only dream about driving. The latest is the new Subaru WRX S4 tS. Borrowing technology that debuted on the range-topping STI S207 it offers both more power and better handling.

Subaru WRX S4 tS

Thanks to the bolting on of modified air intake parts plus a more performance-orientated exhaust system the 2.0-litre boxer engine doing duty inside the tS thumps out 221-kilowatts and 400 Newton meters worth of torque. That’s basically the same as our local WRX STI that comes equipped with the bigger 2.5-litre motor. Impressive. Handling is enhanced by the addition of a flexible tower bar, DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping, and front-rear Active Torque Vectoring. Up front you’ll find Brembo opposed-piston four-pot brakes for improved retardation.

Subaru WRX S4 tS

A limited-edition wouldn’t be a limited-edition without some aesthetic tweaking. As such the tS gets STI-designed BBS 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, cherry red pinstriping on the mesh-type front grille and rear bumper, a front splitter and a black shark-fin roof antenna. Inside you’ll find Recaro front bucket seats and an exclusively-made luminescent speedometer.

Subaru WRX S4 tS