Subaru has announced the pricing details of the limited-edition STI S209 and as expected, it's pretty steep; $64,880 to be exact, including an $885 destination and delivery charge. That makes it the most expensive production Subaru to be offered on our shores.
The new Subaru STI S209 is the first S-Line special edition model ever offered in the United States, with the production run limited to just 209 examples, so exclusivity is a given. The first cars are set to arrive in dealerships later this year.
Power comes from a reworked EJ25 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine that features an STI turbocharger made from HKS, an intercooler water spray system, larger fuel injectors, a high-flow intake and more; power output is rated at 341 HP (345 PS) and 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) of torque.
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Power is sent to all four wheels through a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, with the permanent four-wheel drive system featuring front and rear limited-slip differentials, DCCD, Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control. Subaru has also recalibrated the SI-Drive system and its three modes: Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp.
The chassis has been upgraded with several goodies, including wider tracks by 0.6 inches front and rear, additional front fender vents, six-piston Brembo brakes, model-specific Bilstein dampers with stiffer springs, a 20mm rear stabilizer and pillow-type bushings for the lateral links. The front crossmember and rear subframe is reinforced, while the company has also added a front-strut tower bar.
To accommodate the wider tracks, the body of the new STI S209 is also wider by 1.7 inches, compared to the standard WRX STI. A set of lightweight 19-inch forged BBS wheels is wrapped in 265/35 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600A summer tires. The bodywork also features front, rear and side under spoilers, front bumper canards and a carbon-fiber roof panel.
Apart from the compulsory serial number badge, the S209’s interior also gets a D-shape steering wheel wrapped in Ultrasuede with silver stitching and Recaro front bucket seats among other.
Customers will be able to choose between two color combos: WR Blue on gray wheels and Crystal White Pearl on gold wheels, with the latter offered in just 81 cars out of the planned 209.