Even though the majority of us wait for the Subaru STI that will be launched as a standalone model in 2013, offering 300 hp, Subaru has given us something else in the meanwhile to help cool of. The Impreza WRX STI S206 limited edition welcomed at its launch by the Japanese Domestic Market.
This is said to be the “crown of STI tune cars”, since it offers engine & suspension, as well as exterior and interior upgrades.
The car is powered by a two-liter turbocharged flat four which now produces 320 hp (+20 hp), while torque is up 18 lb-ft to 318 lb-ft, with the carmaker relying on an updated twin-scroll turbo, a sports muffler and an ECU remap to achieve this.
Wheels and tires are provided by Bilstein front shocks and STI coil springs, with the front wheels also using a flexible tower bar and a flexible draw stiffener. The vehicle was also fitted with a set of 19-inch BBS lightweight rims wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber.
As for the appearance, the vehicle has been updated with a new front fascia, and in the interiour with new trimming, as well as a pair of Recaro seats.
This model will be built in only 200 models, with the vehicle already being on sale. And on top of everythingcome the 100 units of the NBR Challenge Package for the S206, which bring a carbon fiber roof and rear wing to celebrate Subaru’s class victory at the Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance event.