In our first edition of JDM (Japanese Domestic Market, aka cars made from Japan for Japanese market) porno, we’re showing the new Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206. The Impreza super saloon cars are widely known with their special limited editions models, like the S series. This is based on the third generation of Impreza which sedan’s form is unloved to enthusiasts compared to the hatchback ones.
Subaru has offered two special editions, one is the S206 (as the blue one on above) while another is another special NBR Challenge Package edition (as the white one on below) for the S206 that commemorates Subaru’s class win at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. As any other limited edition models, only 300 S206 units built, 100 of which are the NBR editions. I think by the time this piece is written, all units would have been sold out.
So what S206 gives? In the ride department it has 19″ BBS forged aluminum wheels wrapped in the grippy and brilliant Michelin Pilot Super Sports, mounted with Bilstein shock absorbers and STI coil springs. There’s also a stiffened chassis and a revised VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) system. On the performance department, a special engineered and modified engine from STI with ECU tuning and a sports muffler with lowered back pressure exhaust brings a total of 315 HP with a peak torque of 318 lb-ft. For the NBR edition, an optional NBR challenge package adds a carbon fiber roof, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and black BBS wheels.
Though the current sedan is unloved by many, it is hoped that this S206 brings back Subaru’s former glory from the previous generations of Subaru Impreza where rally legends like Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg would be proud of. Personally, I feel this could be the last of the great Impreza, moreover after seeing the new 2012 Impreza which is…. well you decide.
Here are some images as below for your viewing.