Subaru WRX STI tS TYPE RA announced for Japan

Subaru Tecnica International, the performance tuning arm of Subaru, has released a special model based on the Subaru WRX STI sedan called the “WRX STI tS TYPE RA“.

Only available in Japan for now, the WRX STI TYPE RA features additional chassis reinforcement including strut braces and underbody tie braces, as well as upgraded suspension from STI for better handling. Stopping power has also been improved courtesy of larger Brembo 6 pot brake calipers paired with grooved disc rotors for the front axle.

The exterior of the limited edition WRX STI adopts a Tangerine Orange Pearl paint job while rolling stock is provided by a set of 18-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels. The front bumper gets a splitter and the side skirts sport lower extensions. At the rear the standard spoiler is replaced by a STI made dry carbon GT spoiler.

The standard STI’s 2.5-litre turbocharged horizontally-opposed Boxer engine remained unchanged with 221 kW of power and 350 Nm of torque. Matched with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, drive is sent to all four wheels using Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

The WRX STI tS TYPE RA will see a limited production run of only 300 units and will be available from December 2013.

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