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Old 28 December 2018, 05:58 PM
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Default S209 coming to the US January 14th 2019

The S209. From Japan with Love.

Coming to Detroit on January 14, 2019, the first S-Model ever available in the U.S. — the S209 — is making its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.
Watch us unveil the most powerful, best-handling, most exciting Subaru Tecnica International model ever created on our event livestream.





https://www.subaru.com/vehicles/future-vehicles.html
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Old 28 December 2018, 07:55 PM
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OOOH nice please be 2.0
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Old 28 December 2018, 10:49 PM
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Still uses the same 310 bhp chocolate 2.5 engine as in current car

not that special
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Old 28 December 2018, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Neilxr View Post
Still uses the same 310 bhp chocolate 2.5 engine as in current car
not that special
And where did you get that nugget of information from??
Most "S" models come with a "blueprinted" engine featuring revised rods/pistons etc. so whether 2.0L or 2.5L it will probably be different to standard.
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From automobile mag

being baded on the chocolate 2.5 doubt it will last very long as there is a 17 sti in a workshop not that far away with engine failure at 7000 miles and Subaru isn’t doing anything about it washed there hands of it
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I'm so shocked how far they fell behind in performance and engine reliability over the years. Still not sure why we always get the USA version now a days instead off the Japanese version. Which we all know will be the best.


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And where did you get that nugget of information from??
Most "S" models come with a "blueprinted" engine featuring revised rods/pistons etc. so whether 2.0L or 2.5L it will probably be different to standard.
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I'd never have another. Their customer service went from second to noe, to second to everyone in a short time. FHI and IM hang your heads in shame.
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I'd hate to think with exchange rates what it would cost here in the UK let alone I'm assuming like issue with registering something like the R205 you'd have to wait 10 years to be able to drive it
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Interesting.
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Subaru unveils its first-ever S-series vehicle in the United States with the launch of the STI S209 at the Detroit Auto Show. The hardcore model packs an estimated 341 horsepower (not an official number yet) from a tuned version of Subie's EJ25 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. If this sounds like something you want in your garage, then act immediately because the company is only bringing "around 200" of them into the United States.
The S209 is not technically a Subaru model. Because of the extensive mechanical work necessary to create the model, the company actually homologates it as an STI in the United States, rather than a Subie.
STI thoroughly overhauls the engine to push the engine output so high. An HKS turbo replaces the standard part, and the upgraded unit packs a larger turbine and compressor.
The setup also allows for maximum boost of 18 psi instead the normal 16.2 psi. Inside the powerplant, there are forged pistons and connecting rods that are stronger and reduce rotating mass.
The intake system has revised ducting, and a control on the steering wheel activates the intercooler water spray.
A high-flow fuel pump, larger injectors cope with the tuned engine's greater need for gasoline.
Hand-polished headers provide a shine under the hood. To get rid of the bad air, a new exhaust has 17-percent less resistance and weighs just 4.1 pounds.
The only available gearbox is a six-speed manual that routes to Subie's famous all-wheel-drive system.
STI recalibrates the driving modes to reflect the drivetrain revisions, though.
The S209 reflects its increased power on the outside through a heavily revised body kit. It adds wider fenders that broaden the body by 1.7 inches (43.2 millimeters) over a standard WRX STI.
The extra width lets STI expand the front and rear track by 0.6 inches (15.2 mm). For even more grip, the performance division then covers the 19-inch BBS forged wheels with a set of 265/35 Dunlop GT600A summer-only tires.
Dunlop specifically developed this rubber for the S209 so that the sedan was able to offer over 1.0 g of lateral grip.As a further handling aid, STI gets serious about the S209's suspension.
It rides on a set of Bilstein dampers, with stiffer springs and a 20-mm rear stabilizer bar. A flexible front strut tower bar and front/rear draw stiffeners add extra rigidity to the body.
When the time eventually comes to slow down, the S209 has a set of Brembo brakes comprising cross-drilled rotors, 6-piston front calipers, two-piston rear calipers, and high-friction pads.
There are some very minor tweaks to the S209's interior. Drivers grip a flat-bottom steering wheel with Ultrasuede upholstery. Occupants in front sit in thickly bolstered Recaro seats with silver center inserts.
The S209 will go on sale in late 2019. Subaru will announce the price closer to launch, although hardcore Subie fans will likely pay whatever the company will ask to own the most hardcore STI ever in the United States.Source: Subaru and Motor 1.com

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Old 14 January 2019, 10:00 PM
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Looks nice, doesn't say much about the power output.
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Wow that's lovely.

I really want one of those.
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Looks smart bet the Jap version will be better.
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Old 15 January 2019, 10:39 AM
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me like it's a shame most will be bought into car collections and probably never turn a wheel.
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Old 15 January 2019, 10:45 AM
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Old 17 January 2019, 01:08 PM
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That is looking seriously impressive and nice to see its not just a paint job and some natty badges, like so many 'special editions' these days.
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Beautiful, capable and with great specs!
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woohoo forged pistons and connecting rods from factory
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I need that in my life 😀
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My God that thing is a beast
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That does look nice to be fair, but, they've had their day really, back in the 90's they were they boys, not a lot could keep pace with them really, unless it was much more expensive machinery.
341 HP - that's not going to change the world, so much better available these days.
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i would love one and they would sell here BUT not at £44,000
if imported in 3years probably £55k+ .

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I'm just trying to work out if there are any parts I'd be interested in from one of them. I can't see anything that says 'MUST BUY' for my MY2016 STI.
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