The WRX STI, as we know, is the modern incarnation of yesteryear’s Subaru Impreza, conjuring images of special stage success and rallying legends pushing to the limit. Sadly, Subaru UK has announced that it will stop selling the current gen model.
The brand has launched the WRX STI Final Edition which is strictly limited to 150 models to bid farewell and mark the end of this era of Subaru’s heritage in the UK. The Final Edition has a series of upgrades across key areas of the car, making this the most capable WRX STI sold in the UK fitting tribute to its legacy.
Driving performance has been improved by changing from mechanical and electronic to electronic control of the Multi-Mode Driver’s Control Centre Differential (DCCD) which provides optimum cornering ability. The wheel size has been increased to 19 inches to house new larger Brembo brakes with yellow painted calipers.
The front bumper has been redesigned to look more purposeful with the lower grille blacked out with a geometric textured panel, and has a larger opening to enhance cooling performance. The hexagonal grille has been sharpened and a black surround has been added. The Subaru wing design which flows through to the C-shaped headlights has been incorporated, hinting at the Boxer engine under the bonnet. A Final Edition badge is positioned on the door.
Inside, high gloss black inserts are added to the instrument panel, gear stick surround, door panels and steering wheel with red stitching and red seatbelts fitted to tie the scheme together. The front seats are now heated, and a larger 5.9-inch multi-function display has been added to the top of the dash. The instrument panel design has also been updated.
The WRX STI Final Edition is now on sale, with on-road prices starting at £33,995 (Rs 29.09 lakhs).