Subaru has announced the availability of the limited edition WRX S4 for the Japanese market. The WRX S4 is valid for a limited time period from 4 October 2016 until 12 March 2017. In pursuit of driving performance, the WRX S4 tS inherits some expertise of the S207 which stands at the pinnacle of the STI complete car lineup. The model also adopts advanced safety features such as the EyeSight driver assist technology.
On the exterior, the WRX S4 features exclusive mesh-type front grille and large front under spoiler at the front. The side is accentuated by STI-designed BBS 19-inch x 8 1/2J forged aluminum wheels in silver and sharkfin-type roof antenna, along with Black side garnish and STI emblem. From the rear, a cherry red stripe fulfills the look on the bumper
Being a limited edition, Subaru sparred nothing to deck the inside of the WRX S4 with exclusive luminescent instruments (with multi-information display and STI logo), instrument panel in red with tS Ltd Edition logo, leather-cladded steering, leather-wrapped shift knob (with STI logo), STI-designed push start switch, STI-spec Recaro front bucket seats and rear seats with black leather and silver stitching.
While engine torque during acceleration has been enhanced by 10% by employing modified air intake/exhaust parts, added oil cooler improves cooling performance of the Sport Lineartronic. Same as t he S207, Handling is enhanced by the addition of original STI components including a flexible tower bar, DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping, and front-rear Active Torque Vectoring, all of which combine to achieve a strong yet flexible ride and sharp cornering. Braking performance has also been enhanced with Brembo opposed-piston 4-pot brakes in front.
Performance-wise, the 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve dual AVCS direct injection turbo “DIT” engine churns a maximum output of 300 PS at 5,600 rpm and 400 Nm of torque, between 2,000–4,800 rpm.
An “NBR Challenge Package” is also available, commemorating Subaru’s victory in the SP3T class 3 in the 2015 & 2016 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race. The package include STI-designed BBS 19-inch×8 1/2J forged wheels in black, exclusive dry carbon rear spoiler (with STI logo), rear emblem and Ultrasuede-wrapped steering (with silver center marking).