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by Tim Beissmann

The sports-themed Subaru BRZ S and a limited edition Subaru WRX have been confirmed to join the brand’s local line-up following the Subaru Performance Car exhibition that kicks off later this week.

The Subaru BRZ S is an accessories package similar to the STI Sports Kit concept that debuted at last year’s Sydney motor show (pictured).

Available to purchase online from mid-June, the BRZ S features 17-inch black STI alloy wheels, a boot lip spoiler and unique front, side and rear skirts, while a flexible tower bar and a coil spring set promise enhanced dynamic performance.


Subaru Australia will also beef up the BRZ’s options and accessories list around the same time, introducing for the first time satellite navigation, rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, STI exhaust, STI oil cap and valve cap set, carbonfibre instrument panel insert, and a number of other items.

Full specifications and pricing details of the BRZ S and individual accessories will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Subaru Australia national corporate affairs manager David Rowley told CarAdvice the brand was continuing to work with head office in Japan on lead times for the BRZ, which have improved to approximately two to three months.


The Performance Car exhibition will also host a 20th anniversary Subaru WRX prototype that the brand says previews the final special edition of the current WRX shape.

Available from September and limited to 300 units for Australia, the special edition production car will come standard with WR Blue paint, gold-coloured 17-inch alloy wheels, STI front lip spoiler and rear spoiler, Recaro seats with blue alcantara inserts, a soft-touch centre console, and black and blue cabin stitching.

Pricing and spec information will be released closer to the special edition’s third-quarter launch.


Also on display at the exhibition will be the Subaru WRX concept that debuted at the New York auto show, the BRZ Motorsport coupe from last year’s Sydney show, and a Subaru Liberty GT Wagon special edition prototype.

The Subaru Performance Car exhibition will be open to the public in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney for a month between May 31 and June 30 at the following venues and times:

  • Melbourne: May 31-June 8 – Subaru Interactive, Docklands (8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Adelaide: June 14-17 – Jarvis Subaru, Adelaide (8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Sydney: June 22-30 – Denlo Subaru, Parramatta (8:30am-5:00pm)