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STi Does its Thing to the JDM Subaru Legacy; Calls it the Legacy 2.5GT tS

It took justover ayear for STi, Subaru’s famed in-house tuning arm, to finalize and launch a special edition 2010 Legacy called the 2.5GT tS.

Said to be feel more confidenton curvaceous roads, the modified sedan is no more powerful than the JDM2.5 GT S Package on which it’s based. Of course, it looks a bit different. Visually differentiating the GT tS are front lip and rear spoilers, 18-inch alloys, and STi badges. Its chassis gets thicker bracing, while the suspension employs stiffer Bilstein shocks. Inside, Alcantara and carbon fiber trim is eye-catching.

The 2.5-liter turbocharged flat four-cylinder (265 horsepower and 258 pound-feet) breathes a little easier and sounds throatier thanks to an STi stainless steel exhaust.

Only 600 examples of the STi-tuned Legacy in both B4 (sedan) and Touring Wagon will make it to dealers. It’ll take 4,187,400 yen (or $45,911 converted) to snag one.

Do you think a similar performance-focused Legacy could be successful in the U.S?

Source: Subaru

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2017 Subaru Legacy

Fair Market Price $24,076 2.5i Limited Sedan
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EPA MPG:

25 City / 34 Hwy

Horse Power:

175 @ 5800

Torque:

174 @ 4000