Subaru’s Limited-Edition STI S209 Is The Brand’s Most Expensive Car Ever Offered To Americans

Subaru has announced the pricing details of the limited-edition STI S209 and as expected, it’s pretty steep; $64,880 to be exact, including an $885 destination and delivery charge. That makes it the most expensive production Subaru to be offered on our shores.

The new Subaru STI S209 is the first S-Line special edition model ever offered in the United States, with the production run limited to just 209 examples, so exclusivity is a given. The first cars are set to arrive in dealerships later this year.

Power comes from a reworked EJ25 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine that features an STI turbocharger made from HKS, an intercooler water spray system, larger fuel injectors, a high-flow intake and more; power output is rated at 341 HP (345 PS) and 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) of torque.

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Power is sent to all four wheels through a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, with the permanent four-wheel drive system featuring front and rear limited-slip differentials, DCCD, Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control. Subaru has also recalibrated the SI-Drive system and its three modes: Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp.

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The chassis has been upgraded with several goodies, including wider tracks by 0.6 inches front and rear, additional front fender vents, six-piston Brembo brakes, model-specific Bilstein dampers with stiffer springs, a 20mm rear stabilizer and pillow-type bushings for the lateral links. The front crossmember and rear subframe is reinforced, while the company has also added a front-strut tower bar.

To accommodate the wider tracks, the body of the new STI S209 is also wider by 1.7 inches, compared to the standard WRX STI. A set of lightweight 19-inch forged BBS wheels is wrapped in 265/35 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600A summer tires. The bodywork also features front, rear and side under spoilers, front bumper canards and a carbon-fiber roof panel.

Apart from the compulsory serial number badge, the S209’s interior also gets a D-shape steering wheel wrapped in Ultrasuede with silver stitching and Recaro front bucket seats among other.

Customers will be able to choose between two color combos: WR Blue on gray wheels and Crystal White Pearl on gold wheels, with the latter offered in just 81 cars out of the planned 209.

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  • Alduin

    Like I said nearly half of them will be destroyed by irresponsible and inexperienced owners and the other half will end up in rich peoples hands in a climate controlled garage for 60 years. Sick car though just too much $$$.

    • Matt

      So where do these ‘irresponsible’ and ‘inexperienced’ people get the cash to buy one?

      • Alduin

        Banks who lend them the money with high interest loans?

    • Ben

      I’m not being mean, but are these cars really that important to keep in a garage for that long? Is it expected they’ll become such a hot commodity? I’m sure it’ll gain value, but nothing like a 22b.

      • Alduin

        Well it has the IC spray that for some reason Subaru removed from the regular STI after 2007.

        • Ben

          Yeah, that’s nifty.

  • Ben

    I’d rather take the Type R. Subaru needs a big jumpstart to get back to their former performance glory.

  • Jason Miller

    It’s all about exclusivity. Sure you can compare other cars in the same price range, but if you only produced 209 of those cars their prices would sky rocket too.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It’s just too much.

  • Bo Hanan
  • Six_Tymes

    Do I love this car, yes, do I want one badly, yes, would I pay that much for one even if I could afford it, HELL NO.

  • Craig

    Has Subaru ever turbocharged a flat 6? If not – then maybe it’s time to up their game. Turn the Legacy into the next STi.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    Thats is Cheaper than a bace Wrx cost in Norway 😛

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