Subaru WRX STI Type RA Teased, Debuts June 8th

Subaru has released a new video which shows the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special in action.

While the car isn’t a production model, the company will use it to attempt to set a new lap record for a four-door sedan at the Nürburgring later this summer. Subaru has already begun testing the car on the Nordschleife but the weather was less than cooperative during a run on May 19th.

Besides releasing the video, Subaru teased a new photo of the WRX STI Type RA which will be unveiled on June 8th. The car will be a production model and the picture confirms it will come with a carbon fiber roof.

Full details will be released a week from now but the car is also slated to have a carbon fiber rear wing and 19-inch BBS wheels with a gold finish. Drivers can also look forward to a host of interior tweaks including the addition of Recaro seats and possibly some sportier trim combinations.

Given the WRX STI Type RA is a performance model, it comes as little surprise that it will come equipped with a retuned suspension that reportedly features Bilstein shock absorbers. We can also expect a handful of engine and transmission upgrades but the company is keeping details under wraps.


  • Ariel Torres

    The first picture of the rear spoiler is definitely a BRZ, rear parcel shelf proves it. This I am pretty sure is a WRX, so I am putting my money on multiple reveals, hopefully more than these two.

  • Shtekeris

    Oh, f… yes!

  • nastinupe

    There will be no BRZ STi… ha ha ha.

  • Bo Hanan

    Toyota said from the start the GT86 & BRZ engine compartments aren’t large enough to add a turbo.
    Why anyone would design a “performance” car that way is puzzeling.

  • SteersUright

    Subaru makes mundane cars you can buy and exciting cars you can’t. Excellent business plan. Then again, they are successful right? So who am I to criticize. But I sure do wish the WRX, STi and BRZ fulfilled their potential and got the engineering attention they deserve. The original STi was legendary, now it relies on a crusty old outdated engine and honestly, offers nothing special in the performance dept. compared with modern performance cars. I mean just look at what the SS Camaro can pull off today. The WRX & BRZ both have unexciting powertrains that left down otherwise great cars. Step it up Subaru!

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