If you haven’t heard, Subaru introduced the 2010 Impreza WRX STI Special Edition and the 2010 Impreza WRX Limited models at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which is running December 4 – 13, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Subaru says, “Just when you thought there was nothing better than an STI, along comes the Special Edition. To commemorate our fourth consecutive Rally America championship, we created a more intense STI by eliminating anything that doesn’t help it go fast. Then we added a Nurburgring-tuned JDM STI spec C suspension for razor-sharp handling, swapped the wheels for spec C alloys, and an exclusive run of only 125 built will come in Aspen White. The STI Special Edition offers the maximum in Subaru performance in a whole new way.”
This begs a few questions from me. What was removed to help the 2010 STI go faster? Was it weight? How much was removed, and where? I still see a radio, I see the same interior. The Subaru STI Spec C suspension upgrade is nice, and to my knowledge it’ll be the first US model that ever received it. The Spec C wheels are OK. Hopefully they aren’t the only lighter component. At least they got the color right.
So how about the price tag? My guess is $45k, Corvette territory. Will Subaru enthusiasts pay this premium?