Subaru has never made a real-deal BRZ STI, much to the dismay of fans. And while Subaru doesn’t plan on making one anytime soon—at least as far as it’s mentioned publically—Italian customers will get something that at least looks one. The Subaru BRZ Touge Edition is what you’d expect a BRZ STI to look like, just without any of the mechanical upgrades that typically come with the badge.
The BRZ Touge Edition’s blue paint, lower front lip, rear spoiler, side skirts, and gold 18-inch O.Z. Ultraleggera wheels are plucked right from the STI playbook. Customers can also opt for a set of dark gray 18-inch wheels but they add weight and ditch the O.Z.’s Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires for Yokohama BluEarth Winter tires. However, that’s where its STI DNA ends, as mechaically it’s the same as every other BRZ. It still has the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, with 228 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, a six-speed manual, and a limited-slip differential.