Subaru Japan has announced that the WRX S4 STI Sport will be launched later this month, priced at 4,093,200 Yen (approx. RM152k).
Effectively saving all the Japanese fathers from having to reluctantly leave the tuner scene for more comfortable SUVs, the S4 STI Sport adopts Bilstein’s DampMatic II suspension in the front, including rear dampers and coil springs tuned by STI. It sits on 18-inch wheels with twin-pot calipers in the front.
As a result, Subaru claims that it’s capable of combining supple ride, with comfort, agile handling and high speed stability.
Underneath the hood is a 2.0-litre boxer engine with Direct Injection Turbo, making 300 hp and a whopping 400 Nm of torque – more than enough power to make those kids giggle in the backseat throughout the entire journey to school. As it is a Subaru, power is channeled to all four corners of the car, supported by Active Torque Vectoring.
Inside, there’s a leather wrapped steering wheel with an STI logo and paddle shifters, replacing the more flamboyant alcantara from the younger days, a multi-information display with an STI logo, and more noticeably, black and red RECARO front seats wrapped with a combination of leather and suede.