Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary edition
• 12/2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th Anniversary edition
• Only 300 Anniversary editions ever made
• Japanese auction Grade 4
• 94,000kms Genuine (58,750 Miles)
• Original Subaru manuals
• Stock code: HJA536
• Fresh Import never seen U.K roads
• Cambelt changed 22/05/2018 @ 75,286kms
HJA is delighted to offer you this very special 300-units-only Subaru Impreza WRX STI 20th ANNIVERSARY Edition.
In 2008 It was celebration time at Subaru. The Japanese firm’s tuning arm, STi, marked its 20th birthday – and to celebrate, it produced 300 limited-edition Impreza WRX STi models.
Called the 20th Anniversary Edition, each car gets unique badging, new alloys, a mild bodykit and white paint.
The Impreza STi handles brilliantly, but the 20th Anniversary Edition is simply sensational. In fact, it has so much grip that it shows the STi could cope with more power.
Under the bonnet lies a Japanese-spec 304bhp 2.0-litre turbo engine – which boasts 9bhp more than the UK-spec 2.5-litre STi. What’s more, the handling has been improved to make the most of the grunt available. It gets stiffened front wishbones, new anti-roll bars and retuned dampers and springs.
The results are incredible. Thanks in no small part to the newly revised suspension mounts and bushes all-round, the car resists understeer, turns in faster and stays flatter than the standard version.
It’s more stable under heavy braking, too, and can corner at least 10mph faster than the present WRX STi. What’s most surprising is that it manages to do all this while still delivering decent ride quality.
A black lip spoiler gives a subtly enhanced aggression to the front end, a black-colored rear spoiler provides a functional bit of downforce, and special badging and door-sill plates confirm to anyone that's interested that this is, indeed, a special edition.
Inside, the car gets more custom treatment with a set of Recaro seats featuring cherry-red stitching and a leather shifter knob.
It’s the handling that dominates the experience. The 20th Anniversary Edition is on a par with the greatest STi of the previous generation, the tongue-twisting Spec C Type RA-R, and rewards drivers, regardless of their abilities.
Sourcing limited edition examples like this is like finding a needle in a haystack especially in this condition. Overall if you are after a cherished example to enjoy yourself, to be part of a collection, or as a great investment look no further.