Subaru’s WRX STI might come to South Africa

2015-11-04 06:00
PHOTO: sourced Subaru WRX STI may come to South Africa, stocks permitting.

PHOTO: sourced Subaru WRX STI may come to South Africa, stocks permitting.

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

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

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 come here.

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 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.

- Wheels24.

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