2020 Subaru WRX STI Specs, Cost, Limited
2020 Subaru WRX STI Specs, Cost, Limited – Subaru opens a new window. Finally brought his S-Line to the US as 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 opened a new window. That amazed the crowd at the North American International Auto Show. STI (Subaru Tecnica International) has been producing several S-line models for Japan, but this is the first for the US. And if you want one, it can move. STI just build 200 of them.
Based on WRX STI Nurburgring Challenge car racing, S209 got many extra Goodies and modifications not found on the typical WRX STI. It will come in two color combinations: Blue Pearl with gray wheel and Crystal White Pearl with golden wheels. Subaru hasn’t announced the price but expects to significantly over the price of $36,595 tags on the 2019 Subaru WRX STI.
Apparently, the Subaru WRX will likely not see the next full redesign until at least the model 2020 years. Although little is known about the next generation of rally-inspired cars, it’s a good chance that Subaru will take the opportunity to bring the model to a new global platform. The new modular design debuted at the end of 2016 with 2017 redesigned Impreza.
In terms of Setup, the concept of VIZIV car performance from Tokyo Auto Salon may signal what is expected. The vehicle has a thick outline, a bent-down stance, and blazing Fender. There are obvious nuances of climbing SUV that will come in the design language, perhaps especially in carved headlights and all new Grille.
2020 Subaru WRX STI Specs
Under-The-Hood specs are still steadily under wraps. For reference, WRX currently features a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generating an impressive 268 HP with 258 lb-ft torque. The more powerful WRX STI uses 2.5 older-liter turbo making 305 HP with 290 lb-ft torque
With HKS turbochargers, the 2.5-liter flat 4-cylinder Boxer engine develops approximately 341 horsepower. This is a 31-Pony increase over the stock WRX STI. Contributing to the enhancement is a larger turbine and compressor with an increased boost of 16.2 psi to 18 psi. The high-flow air intake carries more outdoor air and larger injectors to accommodate for changes. 6-speed manual transmission with a close ratio distributes the Engine output to the four wheels via Symmetric AWD system of Subaru with limited front/back/rear torque differential and active torsion vector.
SI’s being drive system offers three modes: Intelligent for better mileage, Sport to optimize the balance between response and control and Sharp Sport for the fastest acceleration.
2020 Subaru WRX STI Interior
2020 Subaru WRX STI Specs, Cost, Limited
Interestingly, although the difference in power output was expressed, independent testing by Road & Track reportedly found that WRX achieved a full boost and delivered a torque earlier than STI, hitting 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds versus IMS 4.8 seconds.
Fans continue to be drawn to WRX because of its attractive value proposition and $8,500 price gains over the range-topping STI model ($36,015 vs $27,515). But will this continue to be the case in the next generation? That remains to be seen.
Key competitors for WRX include Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST. At the higher end, it competes with the Volkswagen Golf R and Ford Focus RS.
Other performance enhancements include performance-focused chassis with a flexible buffer tower bar, Brembo brakes with high friction pads and a 19-in wheel-forged BBS wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600A Rubber. To accommodate a wider wheel and tire, STI has added several Wide-Body components that widen 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 more than 1.5 inches above the WRX STI stock.
Supporting the body is a unique Bilstein Dampers, spring rigid coil and larger 20 mm stabilizer rear bar. The flexible front/rear of the balancer attracts keeping the tension between the body and cross members.
In addition to the special color combinations and wider body, said 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 apart from STI and the RA Type version is in the mix. The S209 badge will be visible on the front and back of the camera body. If you missed them, look for a bigger 4-in Exhaust Tips. Inside, the S209 badge with the serial number will be located next to the center console. The S209 badge will also appear on the front seat headrest of Recaro, as well as in the dashboard in front of the passenger. If you can stick your little cup under the hood, you will also find S209 serial number plates affixed to the machine.