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Subaru Launches Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary Edition: 31 High-Res Photos

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Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th AnniversaryAs you may have already guessed by know, Subaru is celebrating the Impreza WRX STI's 20th birthday with the launch of a special edition model that will be available only in Japan with production limited to 300 units. The Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary gets a sportier suspension setup with new coilover dampers while exterior upgrades include the addition of a flat black front lip spoiler and rear wing as well as special decals and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. -Continued

Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th AnniversaryIn the interior, the commemorative edition is enhanced with a set of Recaro bucket seats decorated with cherry-red stitching and an STI leather gearbox knob. Prices for the Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary are set in Japan at 4,126,500 Yen which comes to around $42,000 US with the current exchange rates.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary


13 Comments:

Anonymous said... »October 23, 2008

The rear of the car feel me sick.I like old sedan version much more.

A d r 1 ƒ t said... »October 23, 2008

This comes as a disgrace to the enthusiast community, granted previous gen's have not been universally recognized as 'pretty' or good-looking. This latest one just drops jaws though. The atrocity these designer's have created appalls me. From disjointed headlights, and ogre-like mal-formed curves to tail-lights from Mexico that looked like they went through the chop shop. Something went seriously wrong in the metamorphosis from Propellor to Joker grill. Why they couldn't have evolved off the previous design infinitely evades me. And to top it off they want $40+ grand for it? That's quite a lot of dough for not much more than some elaborate extra's and a "limited edition" moniker. I still dream of the day Recaro seats become a standard option for the U.S. market.

Anonymous said... »October 23, 2008

I wonder how the sedan would look STI'ed. A flared sedan would look pretty bad-ass.

Anonymous said... »October 23, 2008

universally pretty?? I would have said the opposite. Even the scoobie owners I know agree their cars don't look that great. Subaru is just being consistent with this generation.

Childs said... »October 24, 2008

gosh..the designers will once again prove themselves with this shape. Just watch the forums as most are saying they are coming round to this current shape.. It grows on you. It really does. The departure from the old was so sudden that some of you are having trouble with the change.
The fact is its a hot car. And it WILL become a new classic as soon as you boring people harping on about old designs get with the times..

A d r 1 ƒ t said... »October 24, 2008

looks like "Anonymous" poster didn't read what I said and doesn't realize that he's agreeing with me.

@Childs- a "new classic" is an oxymoron. The car's design is not hot and you're in denial. Feel free to review 2008 sales synopsis on the WRX and track that chart from previous years. It's amusing you're best defense is that we're hanging on to 'old design' when in reality they are better (as sales has proven) even though the 08 is mechanically improved, and yet you think the new one will be an instant classic.This only shows how little you keep up with the community, or the market. Bad design philosophy is bad no matter how old it is. And a few years isn't that old for 'fads' that may come and go; considering 06's are selling above blue book right now. I'm glad the bland and boring design has grown on you. Unfortunately for you, our 'old' cars haven't departed for a large majority of the fanbase. Stay informed before misinforming. NASIOC ->

Anonymous said... »October 27, 2008

Just to be precise: it's 20th anniversary of Subaru Tecnica International (STI), not the car itself. The first Impreza came to production in 1992 guys.

Andrewthecarguy said... »October 29, 2008

I am with Chikds on this, and Adr1ft, dude, I disagree. "New Classic" is NOT an oxymoron, hence the term 'neoclassic'. This deign certainly grows on you, and it is only a matter of time.
The prev gen sold so well because every facelift was exponentially better than the last, culminating in the 06/07 body. plus, the WRX Sti came of age (read acclaimed international fame) with the prev gen body: it is an instantly recognizeable icon of brute AWD fun.
So while I agree the prev body does look better than this body, it is only a matter of time for this gen to start warming its way into the hearts of enthusiasts.

Anonymous said... »October 30, 2008

as a 2005 sti owner aspen white and an automotive designer, this current model simply put is a joke. And to embellish the sti name with aa 20th anniversary model, it disgusts me to even look at it. This is how you kill a brand. Regardless, if sorberg needed a hatchback to compete. You dont redesign a legend and then celebrate its name on this ford focus, sort of..... Im disgusted

Anonymous said... »November 11, 2008

wheres the MONSTERiouS value?..hmm...just a norm car..

Anonymous said... »November 20, 2008

Just like most people who have commented on here this is one ugly Subaru regardless being STI anniversary etc etc and I hav had a few in mine time and currentley own a WR1 a proper scooby

Anonymous said... »December 02, 2008

the new sti not only looks crap but is crap to drive...a disgrace to the sti name. this abortion is no improvement.

Anonymous said... »December 17, 2008

I don't know who Subaru was listening to BUT they did not listen to past Subi owners .. result the new generation of Subis that we used to drive, take pride in, and KICK A## are no longer available. Time to abandon SUBARU.

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