2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition

Base price (with destination): $33,690
Price as tested: $33,690

Standard Equipment:
2.5-liter horizontally opposed Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
6-speed manual transmission
Symmetrical AWD
Driver controlled center differential
Multi-mode vehicle dynamics control
Front and rear limited-slip differentials
Brembo high performance brakes
Spec C performance suspension
18-inch Spec C alloy wheels
Summer performance tires
Air conditioning with filtration system
AM/FM/CD audio system with aux input jack
Satellite radio
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering
Power locks/windows/mirrors
Remote keyless entry
Alcantara-trimmed upholstery
STI exhaust with quad outlets

Options on this vehicle:
None

Key options not on vehicle:
None

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
17 / 23 / 19 mpg

Engine:
Size: 2.5L turbocharged boxer four-cylinder
Horsepower: 305 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 290 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

Drive:
All-wheel

Transmission:
6-speed manual

Curb weight: 3395 lb

Wheels/tires:
18 x 8.5-inch 14-spoke charcoal-colored JDM spec C wheels
245/40R18 Dunlop SP Sport600 summer performance tires

Competitors: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

From Subaru media website:
The 2010 WRX STI Special Edition is aimed at the driving enthusiast who is willing to trade a few amenities to gain an extra measure of handling performance over the already extraordinary WRX STI. Suspension for the new version of this high-performance machine is adopted from the Japanese domestic market WRX STI spec C model, which adds a 1-millimeter-thicker rear stabilizer bar, stiffer rear sub-frame bushings, plus upgraded and retuned springs. The front springs are 16 percent stiffer, while the rear shocks have been stiffened by 29 percent.

The WRX STI Special Edition was developed by Subaru Tecnica International, the high-performance and motorsports subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Compared with the standard 2010 WRX STI, the WRX STI Special Edition features halogen rather than HID headlights; a single-disc CD player / 4-speaker audio system instead of the 6-CD /10-speaker system; manual air conditioning in place of automatic climate control, and body color side mirrors.

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