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Subaru unveils super hot limited edition WRX STI

2015-10-29 09:54

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Watch how a 2011 Subaru WRX STI speeds through the Bray Hill curve at Isle of Man at 240km/h.

Tokyo, Japan – Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the motorsports division of Fuji Heavy Industries, will launch a limited-edition model based on the WRX STI on December 1 2015.

Just 400 units of the model, dubbed 'S207', will be available.

Will we get them in SA?

Subaru South Africa says the units are all marked for Japan and in the likelihood that there would be any left over, a unit or two could possibly come here. 

However, the cars will probably all be snapped up by Japanese fans leaving very little hope for local customers.

Taking the WRX STI as its base, Subarau says this complete car from STI features exclusive engine and suspension tuning as well as distinctive interior and exterior design. Embracing the STI concept of offering the ultimate in road driving, the S207 stands at the pinnacle of the STI complete car line-up and aims to be the world’s most enjoyable vehicle, providing a feel-good experience regardless of road conditions, claims the automaker.

Special design elements

Special engine tuning boosts maximum power output to 241kW/431Nm. Performance teaks include a quick steering-gear ratio of 11:1, original STI components including a flexible tower bar, DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping (a first for a Japanese automaker), and front-rear active torque vectoring.

There are also Brembo six-pot brakes in front and four-pot brakes at the rear, both featuring monoblock opposed-piston brake calipers and drilled rotors (two-piece type in front); specially designed 255/35R19 tyres and an exclusive large front spoiler.

There's a rear-bumper air outlet on the exterior, exclusive STI-spec Recaro front bucket seats and customized sports instruments on the interior.

SUNSHINE YELLOW: Subaru says there will be only be 100 units of the NBR Challenge Package Yellow Edition available.

Evoking the spirit of the Nurburgring 24-Hour Race, where the WRX STI continues to vie for honours, an 'NBR Challenge Package' is also available (only 200 units), says the automaker.

It features a dry carbon rear spoiler and an ornament commemorating Subaru’s victory in the SP3T class in the 2015 Nurburgring 24-Hour Race.

The S207 is available in three body colors: WR Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, and Crystal Black Silica. 

Additionally, a 100-unit limited run of the "NBR Challenge Package Yellow Edition" in yellow will be offered as a special model, says Subaru.

International orders for the S207 closes  in March 2016 and sales are limited to 400 units only.

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