To go on sale in early spring is the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition model that is priced at $32,995 plus $695 D&D. Subaru of America, Inc. revealed that the new model is priced $2,000 lower than the base price of the 2010 WRX STI and will be limited in production.
The 2010 WRX STI Special Edition is equipped with an upgraded performance suspension from the Japanese domestic market WRX STI spec C and spec C wheels and is expected to appeal to the driving enthusiast who is prepared to let go of a few amenities to get improved handling performance.
Suspension for the new version of this high-performance machine is taken 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% stiffer, while the rear springs are stiffer by 29%. Only 125 units of the 2010 WRX STI Special Edition will be painted in exclusive Aspen White however, it will be available in Obsidian Black Pearl, WR Blue Mica and Dark Gray Metallic colors.
All models will have the charcoal-colored 18 x 8.5 in. 14-spoke alloy wheels from the JDM WRX STI spec C.
The motorsports subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Subaru Tecnica International, developed the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition that features halogen headlights, a single-disc CD player and 4-speaker audio system, manual air-conditioning unit, and body color side mirrors.
It is an improved version of the standard WRX STI model, which has HID headlights, a 6-disc CD player and 10-speaker system, and automatic climate control. All other features and specifications of the WRX STI Special Edition are similar to those on the standard WRX STI.
The vehicle features the 305 horsepower, 290 ft.-lb. turbocharged, intercooled Boxer engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, and a powerful driver-selectable powertrain, as well as dynamic handling control systems.
With its bulged fenders and rear quarter panels, aerodynamic ground effects, and rear gate-mounted spoiler, the WRX STI is indeed a classic Subaru competition car. Aside from this, the vehicle is a complete package with its functional engine heat outlets, hood scoop, and brake-cooling air intakes.
The exclusive Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive proves three selectable automatic performance modes aside from its six manual center differential locking settings.
WRTX STI has limited-slip front and rear differentials. Furthermore, its Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system boasts three selectable driver positions. The 18-inch wheels of all WRX STI units are covered with Dunlop SP600 245/40R18 tires.