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Jerry Smith 2018-12-28
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We definitely knew this was coming.

First, Subaru applied to trademark "S209" in the US.

Then the company released a teaser video of a hotter WRX STI sedan testing, saying we'll see the production version at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January.

Now, the cat's officially out of the bag: Subaru confirms its Detroit-bound STI is, in fact, a limited-edition S209.

But we still have a couple of questions.

For starters, what'll be under the hood?

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John Johannes 2019-01-08
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The hottest Subaru to ever grace the US is less than a week away from being unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and now, we've got our best look at the S209 yet.

Subaru took to Twitter to tease its S209 one more time before its debut in Detroit.

This teaser offers up a good bit of the front end.

My eye spies some big ol' fender flares and a pair of canards on the lower bumper.

The rest of the front end remains obscured, so in all likelihood it'll carry some more aggressive aero in those locations, too.

While the looks are definitely part of the S-series' appeal, the S209's powertrain remains a mystery.

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James Dalporto 2018-12-26
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Subaru plans to reveal two new concepts in Japan next month, with the Impreza STI and the Forester STI headed to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019.

The two concept cars will take two fairly mainstream cars – a hatchback and a crossover – and give them a sporting makeover, though that doesn’t mean there’s all good news.

The Impreza STI Concept is a frustrating reminder to Subaru fans that there’s still no speedy hatchback in the automaker’s range in the US.

There’s still no shortage of appetite for a fast five-door, rather than the current WRX and WRX STI sedans American drivers get, but Subaru shows no sign of delivering it.

This Impreza STI Concept, though, imagines something along those lines.

It starts out with the regular Impreza hatchback which is available in the US, but throws on some extras.

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John Wyckoff 2020-07-27
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The more you worry about what's going on below the belt, the further the price drops. Now to short the market

Australian personal protective equipment company Ansell has started pricing its condoms using a value calculated by analysing Google search trends.…

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Everett Toliver 2019-01-14
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The new 341-horsepower 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 debuted at the Detroit Auto Show flanked by a couple of cars from STI's past.

And on the other was a 1998 Impreza 22B STI, which arguably is the most noteworthy production STI model built to date.

Subaru produced the 22B in 1998 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Subaru and celebrate the company's third consecutive World Rally Championship constructor's title.

Compared to the 2.0-liter engines found in other Imprezas from the period, the 22B's engine not only got a bump in displacement, but a closed deck, upgraded heads, forged pistons and increased boost.

Output punched in at 280 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque and worked with a five-speed manual gearbox with an improved dual-plate clutch and driveshafts.

Visually, the 22B's color scheme mimics the iconic 555 livery found on the WRC rally cars with a WR Blue paint job, gold BBS wheels and red STI logo.

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Bradley Liss 2019-08-15
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Subaru dished out prices for its family of sports cars on Thursday, but the bigger news is the 2020 model year sees the return of the mightiest BRZ model.

The Japanese automaker originally revealed the BRZ tS for the 2018 model year with a grouping of suspension and aerodynamic modifications.

Finally, STI graces the tS variant with upgraded Brembo brakes: four-piston calipers and rotors at the front and two-piston calipers and rotors at the rear.

Just one color combination is available for the 2020 BRZ tS and that is ceramic white with cherry blossom-red accents around the grille and rear bumper cover.

Michelin Pilot Sport 215/40R18 tires wrap them.

Unlike the 2018 model, the 2020 BRZ tS foregoes the massive rear wing in favor of a subtle rear spoiler.

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Jerry Smith 2018-12-28
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We definitely knew this was coming.

First, Subaru applied to trademark "S209" in the US.

Then the company released a teaser video of a hotter WRX STI sedan testing, saying we'll see the production version at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January.

Now, the cat's officially out of the bag: Subaru confirms its Detroit-bound STI is, in fact, a limited-edition S209.

But we still have a couple of questions.

For starters, what'll be under the hood?

James Dalporto 2018-12-26
img

Subaru plans to reveal two new concepts in Japan next month, with the Impreza STI and the Forester STI headed to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019.

The two concept cars will take two fairly mainstream cars – a hatchback and a crossover – and give them a sporting makeover, though that doesn’t mean there’s all good news.

The Impreza STI Concept is a frustrating reminder to Subaru fans that there’s still no speedy hatchback in the automaker’s range in the US.

There’s still no shortage of appetite for a fast five-door, rather than the current WRX and WRX STI sedans American drivers get, but Subaru shows no sign of delivering it.

This Impreza STI Concept, though, imagines something along those lines.

It starts out with the regular Impreza hatchback which is available in the US, but throws on some extras.

Everett Toliver 2019-01-14
img

The new 341-horsepower 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 debuted at the Detroit Auto Show flanked by a couple of cars from STI's past.

And on the other was a 1998 Impreza 22B STI, which arguably is the most noteworthy production STI model built to date.

Subaru produced the 22B in 1998 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Subaru and celebrate the company's third consecutive World Rally Championship constructor's title.

Compared to the 2.0-liter engines found in other Imprezas from the period, the 22B's engine not only got a bump in displacement, but a closed deck, upgraded heads, forged pistons and increased boost.

Output punched in at 280 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque and worked with a five-speed manual gearbox with an improved dual-plate clutch and driveshafts.

Visually, the 22B's color scheme mimics the iconic 555 livery found on the WRC rally cars with a WR Blue paint job, gold BBS wheels and red STI logo.

John Johannes 2019-01-08
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The hottest Subaru to ever grace the US is less than a week away from being unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and now, we've got our best look at the S209 yet.

Subaru took to Twitter to tease its S209 one more time before its debut in Detroit.

This teaser offers up a good bit of the front end.

My eye spies some big ol' fender flares and a pair of canards on the lower bumper.

The rest of the front end remains obscured, so in all likelihood it'll carry some more aggressive aero in those locations, too.

While the looks are definitely part of the S-series' appeal, the S209's powertrain remains a mystery.

John Wyckoff 2020-07-27
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The more you worry about what's going on below the belt, the further the price drops. Now to short the market

Australian personal protective equipment company Ansell has started pricing its condoms using a value calculated by analysing Google search trends.…

Bradley Liss 2019-08-15
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Subaru dished out prices for its family of sports cars on Thursday, but the bigger news is the 2020 model year sees the return of the mightiest BRZ model.

The Japanese automaker originally revealed the BRZ tS for the 2018 model year with a grouping of suspension and aerodynamic modifications.

Finally, STI graces the tS variant with upgraded Brembo brakes: four-piston calipers and rotors at the front and two-piston calipers and rotors at the rear.

Just one color combination is available for the 2020 BRZ tS and that is ceramic white with cherry blossom-red accents around the grille and rear bumper cover.

Michelin Pilot Sport 215/40R18 tires wrap them.

Unlike the 2018 model, the 2020 BRZ tS foregoes the massive rear wing in favor of a subtle rear spoiler.