Dubbed the S207, the enhanced WRX STI model offers enhanced interior and exterior styling, a range of handling upgrades, and a more powerful version of the Japanese WRX STI’s 2.0 litre engine.
Power from the turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine is rated at 241kW at 7200rpm, with 431Nm of torque available between 3200 and 4800rpm - a boost of 14Kw and 9Nm over the standard Japanese WRX STI.
Handling upgrades include a new steering rack, with a faster 11:1 ratio, and DampMatic adjustable dampers - the first use of an adjustable damping system by any Japanese automaker.
An STI flexible tower bar, and active torque vectoring are also part of the S207 package.
Brake upgrades include Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear monoblock calipers clamping cross drilled rotors, with two-piece front rotors.
Larger 19-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 255/35 R19 Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tyres, set the exterior apart along with an S207-exclusive front spoiler and rear bumper air outlets.
S207 enhancements to the interior include heated, STI-embossed Recaro sports seats, finished in semi-aniline leather, red instruments featuring the S207 logo, a centre console build plate, and silver accent stitching throughout the interior
On top of the S207 enhancements, 200 of the 400 vehicles will be prepared with an NBR Challenge Package which adds a dry carbon rear spoiler, ultrasuede trimmed steering wheel, red seatbelts, and black 19-inch BBS alloy wheels.
Of the 200 NBR Challenge Package cars, 100 will be available as a Yellow Edition, finished in Sunrise Yellow paint, with black mirror housings.
Serious Subaru trainspotters may remember the WRX STI S206 of 2011, another piece of Japan-only forbidden fruit that featured as similar range of upgrades, as well as a carbon fibre roof, limited to just 300 units.
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