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Limited-edition WRX STI S207 headed for Japanese streets

This special edition car adds more power, exclusive tuning.
This special edition car adds more power, exclusive tuning.
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Subaru WRX STI S207 Limited Edition rear quarter.
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Subaru WRX STI S207 Limited Edition rear quarter.
Subaru WRX STI S207 unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show 2015.
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Subaru WRX STI S207 unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show 2015.
This special edition car adds more power, exclusive tuning.
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This special edition car adds more power, exclusive tuning.
The rear of the Subaru WRX STI S207 features a unique spoiler and rear air vents.
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The rear of the Subaru WRX STI S207 features a unique spoiler and rear air vents.
S207 badging adorns the inside of the new WRX.
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S207 badging adorns the inside of the new WRX.
A specially-wrapped steering wheel is another exclusive treatment for the S207.
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A specially-wrapped steering wheel is another exclusive treatment for the S207.
Airy wheels clad in S207-exclusive tires sit in front of specially-designed Brembo brakes.
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Airy wheels clad in S207-exclusive tires sit in front of specially-designed Brembo brakes.
The Subaru WRX STI S207 includes a specific rear fascia with air-flow exhaust.
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The Subaru WRX STI S207 includes a specific rear fascia with air-flow exhaust.
The spoiler shows the S207 badge.
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The spoiler shows the S207 badge.
These vents are exclusive to the S207 model as well.
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These vents are exclusive to the S207 model as well.
The badge on the grille tells you what the car is about.
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The badge on the grille tells you what the car is about.
The hood scoop pulls air into the supercharger on this WRX STI S207.
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The hood scoop pulls air into the supercharger on this WRX STI S207.
The aggressive front fascia of the top shelf Subaru WRX STI S207 model is shown here.
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The aggressive front fascia of the top shelf Subaru WRX STI S207 model is shown here.

At the Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has pulled the covers off of a special-edition WRX STI, designated the S207. With just 400 units to be produced, starting December 1, the S207 begins as a WRX STI model, then receives several STI-designated upgrades, including exclusive engine and suspension tuning along with unique design elements inside and out.

Set to be the supercar pinnacle of the Subaru lineup, engine tuning sees the power output of the S207 increased to 328 PS (323.5 hp, 241 kW) and the well-established all-wheel drive of the WRX is enhanced by a front-to-rear center differential control.

The engine in the STI S207 also receives a new electronic control unit, a twin-scroll ball bearing turbocharger, and a strengthened silicon intake duct. The exhaust system sees a lower back pressure from an exclusive performance muffler and exhaust piping.

A new front suspension with adjustable damping has been added, using Bilstein DampMatch II struts in a flexible tower bar. A steering ratio of 11:1 tightens turning response for sharper cornering, which is further augmented by electronic Active Torque Vectoring that has seen tweaks to its programming to match the S207’s improved performance.

Airy wheels clad in S207-exclusive tires sit in front of specially-designed Brembo brakes.
Airy wheels clad in S207-exclusive tires sit in front of specially-designed Brembo brakes.

Brembo 6-pot brakes in front (4-pot in the rear) feature a monoblock opposed-piston caliper design and drilled rotors, while the wheels are clad in exclusive 92Y Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tires.

The exterior of the WRX STI S207 has an exclusive front spoiler, front grille, and rear-bumper air outlet, with specialized badging denoting the car’s provenance. Inside, STI-specification Recaro front seating and customized sport instruments accent the S207’s exclusivity.

A special NBR Challenge Package will be an option for the S207, limited to 200 units, as a tribute to the Nurburgring 24-Hour Race. This comprises an exclusive dry carbon rear spoiler and an ornament that celebrates the company’s victory in the SP3T class at the Nurburgring 24 Hours this year.

Subaru WRX STI S207 Limited Edition rear quarter.
Subaru WRX STI S207 Limited Edition rear quarter.

Three special body colors will be offered for the vehicle, including World Rallycross Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, and Crystal Black Silica. Additionally, 100 of the 200 units in the NBR Challenge Package will have a special Yellow Edition in Sunrise Yellow to further celebrate the winning race car at Nurburgring.

The manufacturer’s recommended retail prices for the STI S207 begin at ¥5,994,000 (US$49,700) with consumption tax. The NBR Challenge Package will begin at ¥6,318,000 (US$52,400) and the special Yellow Edition at ¥6,372,000 (US$52,800). The Subaru WRX STI S207 will not be offered outside of Japan.

Source: Subaru

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