Subaru WRX STI S209 Confirmed With Teaser Video

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

After exclusively reported the Subaru WRX STI S209 would be arriving in the United States, Subaru USA has released a video previewing the high-performance sedan ahead of its debut.

Official details on the WRX STI S209 are slim, but you can expect similar equipment to the 2017 WRX STI 208, which wasn’t sold in North America. The limited-edition version of the sports sedan featured a quicker steering rack, adjustable Bilstein dampers, 19-inch BBS wheels, a large rear wing and a carbon roof. It also got a slight power increase to 324 hp and 319 lb-ft of torque, up from 310 hp and 295 lb-ft in the standard STI.

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The video teaser shows a camouflaged WRX STI driving around a foggy Virginia International Raceway with a huge rear wing, front dive planes, gold BBS wheels and some other upgrades. Immediately the S209 looks like a more serious performance offering than the S208 was, so this could be a Subaru for enthusiasts to get genuinely excited about.

We’re expecting the S209 to be built in small numbers. The S208 was limited to just 450 examples, after all. We’re probably looking at a production run of around 500 units max, then. Rumors indicate it will be sold in the US only as well.

We hear the WRX STI S209 will make its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. Stay tuned for full details.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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