Stick-shift only TR meant as a more focused WRX
All 2024 WRX models get Subaru Eyesight
Subaru has just officially revealed the 2024 WRX TR. It’s a far cry from the original Tuner Ready WRX, with upgraded brakes, suspension, cabin, and more. Plus Subaru has confirmed that stick-shift versions of the WRX will get EyeSight driver assists for 2024.
The Subaru WRX TR was first launched in 2006 as a pared-down model. Ready for the tuner crowd to have their way with it, the car had basic seats and wheels, as well as some other things left out.
For the 2024 Subaru WRX TR, the brand is mostly adding more. Like new 19-inch wheels with Bridgestone Potenza S007 performance tires and a high-performance Brembo braking system with six-piston calipers in the front and twins in the rear.
The new TR has stiffer springs and revised damping to make it respond more quickly to steering inputs. Subaru has also retuned that steering rack to help give the driver more feel.
If that’s not enough, the WRX TR will get Recaro seats finished in black and grey ultrasuede. One thing it won’t get is a sunroof, that’s been put in the bin for some weight savings.
The TR also doesn’t get the wing we saw in leaked photos earlier this week. We’re pretty thankful for that as the massive aerofoil was a bit juvenile against the rest of the modern WRX.
Horsepower and torque stay the same. The WRX TR gets a 2.4L turbocharged flat-four making 271 hp and 258 lb-ft, but the TR will only be sold with the six-speed stick.
Every 2024 WRX manual gets EyeSight. The driver assistance suite was already standard on CVT models, but the change lets all drivers have adaptive cruise, pre-collision braking, and other safety features.
The 2024 WRX TR will make its first public appearance at Subiefest Florida this weekend. Expect pricing later this year.