Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on
the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition model at $32,995
plus $695 D&D. The new model is priced $2,000 lower than the base
price of the 2010 WRX STI and will be limited in production. The
vehicle features an upgraded performance suspension from the
Japanese domestic market WRX STI spec C and spec C wheels.
The 2010 WRX STI Special Edition is aimed at the
driving enthusiast who is willing to trade a few amenities to gain
an extra measure of handling performance over the already
extraordinary WRX STI. Suspension for the new version of this
high-performance machine is adopted from the Japanese domestic
market WRX STI spec C model, which adds a 1-millimeter thicker rear
stabilizer bar, stiffer rear sub-frame bushings plus upgraded
springs. The front springs are 16-percent stiffer, while the rear
springs have been stiffened by 29-percent.
Available in early spring, only 125 units of the 2010
WRX STI Special Edition will be painted in exclusive Aspen White.
The WRX STI Special Edition will also be available in Obsidian Black
Pearl, WR Blue Mica and Dark Gray Metallic colors. All models will
be set off by the charcoal-colored 18 x 8.5 in. 14-spoke alloy
wheels from the JDM WRX STI spec C.
The WRX STI Special Edition was developed by Subaru
Tecnica International, the high-performance and motorsports
subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Compared with the standard
2010 WRX STI, the WRX STI Special Edition features halogen rather
than HID headlights; a single-disc CD player / 4-speaker audio
system instead of the 6-CD / 10-speaker system; manual air
conditioning in place of automatic climate control, and side mirrors
without integrated signals.
All other aspects of the WRX STI Special Edition
remain as on the standard model, including the 305-horsepower / 290
lb.-ft. 2.5-liter intercooled, turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine,
6-speed manual transmission and a high level of driver-selectable
powertrain- and dynamic handling-control systems. The car's bulged
fenders and rear quarter panels, rear gate-mounted spoiler and
aerodynamic ground effects give the WRX STI a direct link to Subaru
competition cars. The hood scoop, brake-cooling air intakes and
engine heat outlets are all functional.
The Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD)
version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which remains exclusive to
the Impreza WRX STI, offers three selectable automatic performance
modes in addition to six manual center differential locking
settings. The WRX STI is in addition equipped with limited-slip
front and rear differentials. The Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
stability and traction control system features three
driver-selectable positions. On all WRX STI models, the 18-in.
wheels are fitted with Dunlop SP600 245/40R18 Summer performance
The Brembo Performance Brake System employs
ventilated 4-wheel Super Sport anti-lock (ABS) disc brakes with
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Side-curtain airbags and
front seat side airbags are standard. The Incline Start Assist
feature can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward
when being driven away from a stop on an incline.