Subaru Developing Japan-Only WRX STI With 380 HP

Subaru is on the cusp of launching a new Subaru WRX STI model but unfortunately, it will be sold exclusively in Japan.

The vehicle, set to be dubbed TC 380, will benefit from a plethora of upgrades over all other STI models with modifications overseen by former World Rally Championship driver Toshihiro Arai.

The Drive reports that the Subaru WRX STI TC 380 will be outfitted with a new GT III RS Sport turbo kit, a selection of HKS parts, a Super Turbo resonator, and a high-flow catalytic converter. Additionally, Arai Motorsport will have its way with the sports sedan, fitting a new RQA air filter and a front chassis brace developed in-house. All up, the car will reportedly pump out an impressive 380 hp from its 2.0-liter boxer engine. While it remains unclear what transmission the car will feature, we expect a manual gearbox to be the sole option.

Other modifications are expected to include a carbon fiber lip spoiler at the rear and a pair of Recaro racing seats up front.

It is claimed that the Japanese automaker will build just 50 units of the exclusive WRX STI TC 380 with each priced from a touch over 4.9 million yen, or roughly $43,900.

Subaru will hope that this new limited-run model will keep customers interested in the WRX family, despite the outgoing model nearing the end of its production run

Fortunately, and unlike rival Mitsubishi which killed the Evo, Subaru will release an entirely new-generation WRX in 2020, complete with a manual transmission and possibly some form of hybridization.

Note: Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R pictured below.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Meanwhile everyone else gets the same old dull as dishwater WRX STI which is basically the same as it has been for a few years now if not a decade.

    • Vvinny01

      Which is why Mr. RalleyBlue don’t do you, Subaru.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    It’s a 2.5 litres, not 2.0

    • javier

      jdm sti uses 2 litre, no?

      • Six Thousand Times

        Yes.

    • songoku64

      They use an upgraded version of the wrx’s 2.0l in their STI

  • 50 grand for 380hp limited edition Scooby. Sounds like investment to me.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I’m still holding out hope the the next STI/WRX uses a ‘breathed-on” version of the Ascent’s bigger boxer and stays pure of “hybrid.” powertrains.

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