The Subaru BRZ has only been on the market for a couple of years, but the sporty, rear-drive coupe is getting a few upgrades for 2015.
No, this doesn’t include a turbocharged BRZ STI. Instead, the 2015 Subaru BRZ is getting a new limited edition model called the Series.Blue, and all 2015 BRZ coupes will receive slightly different suspension tuning.
Limited to just 1,000 units, the 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue improves both styling and aerodynamics. For aero, the BRZ adds front, side and rear body spoilers as well as underbody panels to reduce the coupe’s coefficient of drag from 0.28 on the standard models to 0.27 on the Series.Blue. This isn’t a major aero improvement, but every little bit counts on the track.
While enthusiasts have been clamoring for a BRZ STI, the 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue does bring a few STI-branded components to give the car a sportier look. The aforementioned body spoilers wear the STI logo, and so do the bright red push-start button and the black 17-inch wheels. Also included with this package are red brake calipers and an exclusive interior with Alcantara seats with blue leather seat bolsters and blue stitching. Blue accents can also be found on the door panel, shifter boot and steering wheel. All 1,000 of these Series.Blue coupes will be equipped with manual transmissions, and 500 will be painted in WR Blue Pearl while the other 500 will come in Crystal Pearl White.
The 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue has a starting price of $30,285 including destination, which is a $3,795 premium over the base 2015 Subaru BRZ Premium that starts at $26,490. Subaru promises all 2015 BRZ models will offer improved handling thanks to revised suspension dampers, and styling updates include stainless exhaust tips, faux carbon fiber instrument panel trim and a shark-fin roof antenna replacing the short whip antenna used on the previous model years.