Subaru Australia Releases Limited Edition Liberty GT Spec.B R

Mike Stevens | Mar 23, 2009

Subaru Australia has released just 50 units of its special limited edition Liberty GT spec.B R.

The changes to the regular Liberty GT Spec.B that have brought Subaru Australia to slap an R on the end are entirely aesthetic, but for the die-hard Subaru fan or simply the clever collector, snapping one up would seem a clever move.

Unfortunately, with only 50 of the Liberty GT spec.B R models being produced, there are no photos of this short-run special edition. The photo we’ve used above is of course the Japan-only Subaru Legacy STI S402.

The turbo-charged Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive Liberty GT spec.B R features a rich ochre leather trim interior, as well as a black honeycomb grille which, by the sounds of it, may in fact be identical to the grille of the S402.

Ochre door trims and centre console are complemented by silver alloy-type interior highlights.

Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “Subaru’s performance special editions are renowned for their retained value and with just 50 of these Liberty GT spec.B Rs available, we anticipate significant interest.”

The Liberty GT spec.B R is available with a choice of the six-speed manual or five-speed SPORTSHIFT automatic transmission, and is priced at $56,990 RRP.

With the production version of the all-new 2010 Subaru Legacy (Liberty) expected to debut at the upcoming New York Motor Show, this might be your last chance to grab a special edition of the current Liberty.

Gallery: Subaru Legacy STI S402.



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  • Wardski says,
    6 years ago
    Looks cheap...

    For a few buckos more, i'd rather the Evo X 5sp man base model. I reckon the Evo would retain just as much value as the Liberty Spec R, while being a hell-ova lot more fun!
  • Ches says,
    6 years ago
    So how's it different to the regular Spec B?
  • Spez says,
    6 years ago
    Has anyone tried to trade in a Subaru of late?.. I have, there value sure has dropped.
  • mike says,
    5 years ago
    Forget the subaru's, where did the gt4 go? i hear Toyota is going to Subaru to get help to build a new gt- Four, apparently coming out in 2011????

    what happend to the st205 with a 6th gen 3sgte all wheel drive crazy rally toyota use to do????????????? where did it go? ]

    know there making station hybrid wagons n minivans?,

    same thing happend to the mr2, the 1994 3sgte was the best one they have ever made!! and it just so happens that in 1994 was the same year the 6th gen also the best model

    why not bring back that old Toyota rallyyy ishhhh id love to see a celica gt-four come back with the same style with the front end and the rear spoiler!!! Just make it look more like a sports car, make it a lot more different than the regular celicas and make it have that crazy turbo car look!!!
  • michael says,
    5 years ago
    another very ordinary vehicle thats years behind other manufacturers being talked up by subaru. no facts figures or pictures and no they dont hold their value anywhere near as well as subaru would have you believe.