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Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 for JDM

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI launches in Japan

Subaru has announced a limited run of 400  Subaru Impreza WRX STI 205 which will go on sale in Japan. It won’t please Subaru Impreza nuts in the UK as they’ll get no chance to get their hands on one, but for those in Japan it’s great news.

Unlike the rather lame Subaru WRX STI Carbon (or Impreza Pipe & Slippers as we like to think of it), the R205 is hard-core. Subaru has plucked a chunk of bits from the ‘Spec C’ bin to create the R205. Upgraded brakes (6 pot at the front, 4 pot at the back) help keep the R205 in check; a remapped ECU and new exhaust pushes power up to 316bhp; the suspension gets tweaked with STI dampers and a revised front setup and the R205 exclusive alloys get shod with a special set of Bridgestones.

On the cosmetic front the R205 gets a new front grill, new front and rear diffusers and a new black spoiler. Throw in a few of the required ‘R205′ badges and you’re about there.

There are no plans to offer the R205 outside Japan, but for reference it’s selling at just over £30,000

By Cars UK