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Jan 30

Subaru Announces First S-Line STI Vehicle Exclusive to the U.S.

When it comes to performance and unique drives, the professionals at Subaru Tecnica International (STI) have been thrilling customers for years with the vehicles they make. It doesn’t matter where you’re driving in the county, you’re bound to see Subaru WRX STI models driving around. And believe us, it’s hard not to take notice of them when they pass by. The brand-new STI S209, limited to around 200 units, is no different. In addition to being the most powerful STI model ever, the STI S209 is set to be exclusive to the U.S. and will be released in late 2019.

With 341 horsepower being turned out from the 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine, there’s more than enough pep under the hood to make anyone’s jaw drop. Combined with the aggressive exterior styling brought to you by the wide fender, front canards and rear wing, the new STI model carries on the high-performance tradition exclusive to the Japanese market in spades.

To get that kind of performance out of the turbocharged engine, Subaru Tecnica International engineers used the same high-flow intake system but incorporated a new intake duct, induction box with conical air filter and a silicone turbo inlet duct. That kind of tech may look familiar if you’ve seen what’s under the hood of a 2004-2007 Subaru WRX STI. Those features don’t feel like a retread though, as it continues Subaru’s tradition of utilizing the past to improve future iterations of their lineup.

The STI S209 even comes with tires made exclusively for this vehicle. The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600A summer-only tires look fierce beneath the wide front fenders and the 19×9-inch alloy wheels. Attendees at the 2019 North American International Auto Show were treated to the stateside debut of this new STI.

STI technology doesn’t only extend to limited-edition models like this, though. Look at other Subaru models that incorporate breakthrough STI technology when you visit our Subaru dealer in Raynham, MA. Our experienced Subaru staff is always at the ready to go over the many ways a new Subaru model can thrill you like no other.

 

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