Subaru WRX STI S208 limited edition for Japan only
By: Fedora Atjeh | Oktober 26, 2017
While we all expect a hypothetical new generation Subaru WRX STI, the Japanese manufacturer does not resist launching special editions of the model, such as this Subaru WRX STI S208 presented at the Tokyo Motor Show. The only bad thing is that there will be only 450 units, all for Japan.
The S208 in limited edition is, according to Subaru, the top of the range of the WRX STI, with a specific set-up to be the sportiest of the offer. In addition, it will be available with an NRB Challenge package that includes carbon fiber elements such as the roof or rear spoiler.
To begin with, the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder turbocharger has been adjusted by changes in electronic management (ECU) - among others - to move from the 300 hp it develops in the conventional model to 329 hp, improving the performance of the model, although the brand has not provided specific figures. It also incorporates torque vector sharing, among other things.
Subaru WRX STI S208 limited edition More sporty
Among the most important modifications are a faster steering (11: 1), Bilstein DampMatic front suspension with adjustable dampers, springs and rear dampers also Bilstein, BBS forged aluminum wheels and 19-puff (with Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tires in dimensions 255 / 35 ZR19) or Brembo brake system.
The S208 is available in two colors (pearly white and blue), although for the NBR Challenge package a khaki gray is also available. In addition, the exterior level adds specific exhaust outputs - and sporty quiet - or new aerodynamic elements such as the front splitter or a spoiler for the boot lid, made of carbon fiber.
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In the passenger compartment there are reclining leather-lined seats, a welcome light, instrument panel with a leather-lined visor, a velor-trimmed steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, STI badges or a commemorative plaque , as well as leather coverings for the gear lever, for example.
Finally, the NRB Challenge package adds to the above a BBS black aluminum forged wheels (the standard ones are silver), the carbon fiber roof, black mirror housings, glossy black trim on the side, rear carbon spoiler or spoiler with S208 logo.