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2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 unveiled

The limited-edition Subaru WRX STI S209 has made its debut at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Under the bonnet is a revised version of the company's EJ25 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine. With its HKS turbo, the engine now has an estimated 254kW of power...

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Subaru WRX STI S209 teased again
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Subaru WRX STI S209 teased again

Subaru of America has issued another teaser of its new WRX STI S209 limited edition this week, this time showing the vehicle's front grille. Last week the manufacturer published a YouTube clip showing a camouflaged prototype doing rounds at the Virginia International Raceway in the States, sporting some noticeable changes compared to the 'standard' WRX STI...


Subaru WRX STI S209 teased for the USA
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Subaru WRX STI S209 teased for the USA

Subaru is getting ready to launch a track-ready WRX STI in the USA, in the form of the S209. At the moment, the only preview for the car is a video published by Subaru America, dubbed From Japan with Love.  It shows a heavily camouflaged WRX STI hammering around Virginia International Raceway, suggesting whatever is getting ready for release will be meaningfully different to the stock STI...


Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition revealed for South Africa
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Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition revealed for South Africa

Subaru South Africa has announced the WRX STI Diamond Edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Subaru Technica International (STI). Developed by the South African division, the Diamond Edition is the most powerful version of the WRX STI offered globally, retuned to deliver a meaty 349hp (260kW) and 342lb-ft (464Nm)...


Subaru WRX STI TC380 announced in Japan
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Subaru WRX STI TC380 announced in Japan

The Subaru WRX STI TC380, the latest in a long line of limited-edition WRX models, has gone on sale in Japan. According to the Fuji Subaru car dealership, the TC380 was developed under the supervision of Toshihiro Arai, a former driver with the Subaru World Rally Team. Unfortunately, the company has yet to launch the car's promised mini-site, so the only image we have of the TC380 is its badge...


Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R revealed for Japan
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Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R revealed for Japan

The Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R has been unveiled for the Japanese market, sporting a more powerful engine, less weight, and unique equipment when compared to the 'standard' car. It's pretty much Japan's version of the WRX STI Type RA revealed for the US market for the US, commemorating the STI's 30th anniversary...


2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI upgrades announced for the US
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2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI upgrades announced for the US

Subaru of America has detailed the upgraded 2019 WRX and WRX STI range for the USA, bringing new safety kit and infotainment to the sports sedan line-up. In addition to the limited-edition Series.Gray specials revealed earlier this week, the WRX now comes as standard in North America with Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist system when equipped with the CVT – meaning autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist are now included...


2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Series.Gray revealed
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2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Series.Gray revealed

Subaru of America has revealed a pair of limited editions in the form of the WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray, bringing a unique exterior finish and some equipment enhancements to the all-wheel drive tearaway. Launched at the 2018 Subaru Tecnica International Boxerfest over the weekend, Series...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled 'hot hatch'? In fact, is it technically a segment at all, but rather a broad net cast wide enough to include a $25K compact-sized Suzuki Swift Sport at one extreme and larger, circa-$80K Audi RS3s and Merc-AMG A45s at the other? And that’s just hatchbacks...


How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI
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How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI

Patience. That’s a concept I don’t explore too often, but being on a racetrack and in the driver’s seat of a Subaru WRX STI with a professional rally driver next to me, patience was very much a virtue I dearly lacked. Many, many years ago I owned a Subaru WRX...


Subaru WRX STI: Next-gen could go hybrid as emissions laws tighten
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Subaru WRX STI: Next-gen could go hybrid as emissions laws tighten

The next-generation Subaru WRX STI may not be launched for a considerable length of time, as the company decides what to do with its powertrain. David Dello Stritto, head of sales and marketing for Subaru Europe, admitted to AutoRAI.nl "there will be a period where we will temporarily not run WRX STI". This is down to ever-tightening CO2 emissions regulations, which means "the current 2...


Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo
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Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo

Subaru has unveiled the limited-edition WRX STI S208 at the Tokyo motor show. The car follows in the footsteps of the S207 launched in 2015, with slew of performance and handling upgrades designed to take the standard WRX STI to another level. Exterior changes are headlined by a mesh grille with red highlights at the front, sitting above an angry-looking splitter finished in gloss black...


Subaru WRX and STI recalled, audio system too hot to handle
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Subaru WRX and STI recalled, audio system too hot to handle

Subaru Australia's importer and distributor is conducting a recall of 4017 WRX and WRX STI performance sedans made in 2015 due to a potential fire risk. The cause? A hectic subwoofer design flaw, whereby cargo could set off an electric short circuit, leading to flames. Subaru says that one instance of a sub-related overheat has actually occurred in Australia, which in part has led to this recall...


Subaru WRX STI S208 revealed for Tokyo motor show
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Subaru WRX STI S208 revealed for Tokyo motor show

The Subaru WRX STI S208 has been revealed ahead of its premiere at next month's Tokyo motor show, with the limited-run model to be available in Japan from October 25. Based on the WRX STI, the S208 builds on the concept of the 2015 Subaru S207 - which brought a more track-focused exterior and interior specification, and an uprated 241kW/431Nm version of the standard car's 2...


CarAdvice podcast 71: Tony Crawford reviews the Stinger!
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CarAdvice podcast 71: Tony Crawford reviews the Stinger!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Dave Zalstein. Paul has his say on Victoria Police's choice on its next patrol car being a BMW 530d. Also in car news, Ford Fiesta has been axed in the US, and Australian prospects are still unclear...


2018 Subaru WRX, WRX STI pricing and specs: Tweaked looks, more kit
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2018 Subaru WRX, WRX STI pricing and specs: Tweaked looks, more kit

The newly updated 2018 Subaru WRX and 2018 Subaru WRX STI are now on sale in Australia, following the overseas unveiling of American- and Japanese-market models. As expected, both models are rolling into Australia with a significant number of upgrades, moving the twins on neatly since their 2014 Australian launch and 2015 equipment update. A new spec...


Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA revealed in US
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Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA revealed in US

The Subaru BRZ tS and Subaru WRX STI Type RA have been revealed in the US, with production of each model limited to 500 units. Subaru BRZ tS The tuned by STI, the Subaru BRZ tS aims to improve the coupe's fun-to-drive factor, not its outright speed. As such there are no upgrades for the car's 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine...


Subaru BRZ tS confirmed for the US, teased again ahead of June 8 reveal
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Subaru BRZ tS confirmed for the US, teased again ahead of June 8 reveal

The mystery Subaru BRZ with Subaru Technica International (STI) parts has been teased again on the company's American Instagram profile ahead of its official reveal on June 8. While previous coverage speculated that this version of the BRZ sports car could be the turbocharged variant we've all been waiting for, Subaru of America has confirmed that it's actually a US-market version of the BRZ tS that was previously exclusive to the Japanese market...


Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8
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Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8

Subaru has released a teaser image of the WRX STI Type RA, ahead of its debut this week on June 8. The close-up photo shows a carbon-fibre roof, with a bonnet scoop in the background. To hype up the production car, Subaru has also released a video of the race-modified WRX STI Type RA NBR Special being tested at Silverstone, and in less-than-perfect conditions at the Nuerburgring Nordschleife...


2017 Subaru WRX update revealed in the USA
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2017 Subaru WRX update revealed in the USA

Updated versions of the Subaru WRX and Subaru WRX STI have been launched in the USA with a sportier front-end design, and numerous improvements under the skin. The revised WRX and WRX STI both feature a new front bumper with more aggressive and sculpted air intakes, and a revised grille. Above: Subaru WRX. Top: Subaru WRX STI. While the 199kW 2...