Subaru’s New STI WRX S4 tS Comes With Better Handling And More Aggressive Looks In Japan

Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has launched a limited edition of the WRX S4, which inherits some expertise of the S207.

Wearing the WRX S4 tS moniker, the new model features 10 percent improved torque during acceleration, achieved by modifying the air intake and exhaust parts, better braking thanks to Brembo’s opposed-piston 4-pot brakes up front, and enhanced handling thanks to the flexible tow bar, DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping and front-rear Active torque Vectoring.

On the outside, the limited edition Subaru has a large front under-spoiler, cherry red pinstripe on the mesh-type grille and rear bumper, black roof antenna and 19-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels designed by STI, while the cabin’s highlights include the exclusive luminescent speedometer and the STI-spec Recaro front bucket seats.

Created to commemorate the automaker’s 2015 and 2016 victories in the SP3T class at the Nurburgring 24-Hour Race, the ‘NBR Challenge Package’ is optionally available for the STI WRX S4 tS adding black forged aluminum wheels, 19-inch in size, a dry carbon rear spoiler with STI logo, an exclusive emblem at the rear and exclusive ultrasuede-wrapped steering wheel.

Prices start from 4,968,000 Yen ($48,972), while models equipped with the NBR Challenge Package cost 5,292,000 Yen ($52,165).


  • Six_Tymes

    dream car. wish it was here in the US and came also as a hatch back

    • TheHake

      No! The Scooby should be a sedan! That hatchback Impreza was TERRIBLE.

      • Six_Tymes

        No! The STI hatch was AWESOME.

        • Ary Wisesa

          Well, I’m OK with either of them. Subaru Impreza WRX STI hatchback or sedan, both are awesome. 🙂

  • ciph3ro

    This looks to be an automatic in the photos…
    Is that an STI with a CVT??

    A CVT transmission can be the most efficient and powerful type of transmission if it’s not made to fake shift but still…

    • xDRAN0x

      Yes it is CVT

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Did Porsche name it?

  • Jim Jones ©

    CVT …..ummmmm sporty in a Kia Rio kind of way.


    A CVT?


    Japan can keep it.

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