Subaru unveils 2013 WRX and WRX STI Special Editions at SEMA Show

Article by Anita Panait, on November 1, 2012

Subaru of America Inc. has unveiled the 2013 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Special Editions at the ongoing SEMA Show. Keeping a long tradition of customized Subaru SEMA show cars, the Special Edition WRX and WRX STI models feature an “Orange and Black” custom paint scheme, with Tangerine Orange paint off-set with jet black custom wheels, black front fender badging and exterior mirrors.

The Special Editions cars also don black exterior graphics. Subaru will only produce 200 special editions of WRX sedans and 100 special editions of WRX STI sedans and will start selling them in spring of 2013.

WRX Special Edition sports the dark interior trim of the WRX STI, including a black headliner. The Special Edition orange interior is also visible on seat stitching, doors and shift boot, and custom orange trimmed floor mats. The WRX STI also sports front fog lamps.

The Special Editions boost an already compelling line up of AWD sports cars. The WRX and WRX STI Special Editions are powered by Subaru BOXER engines, which provide 265hp and 305hp respectively. The Subaru BOXER engine that powers the 2013 WRX Special Edition provides 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm, and is paired with the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The turbocharged Subaru BOXER engine that powers the 2013 WRX STI Special Edition, on the other hand, produces 305 horsepower, allowing it to deliver a rally-inspired driving experience.

The 2013 WRX STI Special Edition is further enhanced by a six-speed manual transmission and exclusive Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The WRX STI is installed with Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) and a Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, the latter featuring a track performance-optimized mode.

Subaru unveiled the 2012 Subaru Impreza at the International Auto Show in New York. The model is the fourth generation of its type. It introduced a more pronounced and active styling together with new engines. Enhanced spaciousness, sophistication and nimbleness are provided by Subaru's compact contender.

The latest features in its interior, information and entertainment technology, and better quality materials are guaranteed to satisfy customer’s expectations when it comes to ownership and driving experience.

For United Kingdom’s market, an all-new 1.6 liter Boxer engine will be combined with a second generation Lineartronic CVT or a five-speed manual transmission. The latest model is provided with performance and safety boosting system,

The new model’s lengthier wheelbase and shorter overhangs offer a more spacious interior with a similar exterior outline as the previous model. Aside from offering more room, the latest passenger cabin also provides increased spacious feel and visibility.

Bold Design Statement with its Improved Performance

The latest model takes a more pronounced and dynamic styling which underscores its athletic origins and standard AWD system. The latest model’s robust arches on its wheels attract attention. This motif was introduced on the 2010 Subaru Legacy.

At the front, the badge of Subaru unifies the all-new hexagonal grille. This is the foundation of latest Subaru styling. The latest model has an athletic attribute, a set of Subaru hawk-eye headlights and a series of 15-inch wheel caps and 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel designs.

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2013 SUBARU WRX AND WRX STI SPECIAL EDITIONS DEBUT AT SEMA SHOW

Subaru of America, Inc. reveals 2013 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Special Editions at the 2013 SEMA Show. The new models are in keeping with a long tradition of customized Subaru SEMA show cars -- and just in time for Halloween. The Special Edition WRX and WRX STI models feature an “Orange and Black” custom paint scheme, with Tangerine Orange paint off-set with jet black custom wheels, black front fender badging and exterior mirrors. The Special Editions cars also receive black exterior graphics.

The Special Edition line-up is limited to just 200 WRX sedans and 100 WRX STI sedans. For a true custom look, the WRX Special Edition features the dark interior trim from the WRX STI, including a black headliner. The Special Edition orange interior is also applied to the stitching on the seats, doors and shift boot, and custom orange trimmed floor mats. The WRX STI also features front fog lamps.

On sale in spring of 2013, the Special Editions spice-up an already potent line up of AWD sports cars. Featuring Subaru BOXER engines, the WRX and WRX STI models develop 265hp and 305hp respectively. Delivering massive bang for the buck, the 2013 WRX Special Edition produces 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm and running through its standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The 2013 WRX STI Special Edition delivers a rally-inspired driving experience with its 305-horsepower turbocharged BOXER engine, six-speed manual transmission and exclusive Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The WRX STI is also equipped with Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) and a Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, the latter featuring a track performance-optimized mode.

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