Subaru’s new WRX STI Type RA priced at $48,995

Subaru of America has announced its price for the 2018 WRX STI Type RA. Starting at $48,995 (approx. 5.5 million yen), this limited edition model will be released next spring.

Limited to only 500 units, the WRX STI Type RA is an enhanced version of the WRX STI with higher-performance engine and suspension as well as a lighter body. Both the roof and rear wing are made of carbon fiber and the spare tire has been removed for reduced weight.

It also comes equipped with lightweight 19-inch BBS alloy wheels, Yokohama Advan Sport 245/35R19 tires, Bilstein dampers, Brembo brakes and customized vehicle dynamics control (VDC).

Subaru has also attached a front underspoiler for enhanced stability at high speeds. The cabin features Recaro bucket seats and an Ultrasuede steering wheel.

The 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine gets STI’s new cold air intake and performance exhaust as well as stronger pistons and an exclusive ECU. All this results in 310hp of maximum output.

Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)