Tuned by STI, the S207 is powered by an evolution of the stock model’s turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four engine that has been tweaked to deliver 323 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 317 lb-ft. of torque from 3,200 to 4,800 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission spins all four wheels via Subaru’s time-tested all-wheel drive system. Performance specifications haven’t been announced yet.
Not content with merely adding more ponies under the hood, STI has fitted the S207 with a quick-ratio steering rack, an adjustable suspension system and upgraded brakes on both axles. The sedan rides on 19-inch BBS alloy wheels wrapped by specially-designed Dunlop tires.
Available in blue, black or white, the S207 stands out from the regular WRX STI thanks to add-ons like a large splitter up front, a model-specific rear bumper, and a sprinkling of S207 emblems. The cabin gets Recaro bucket seats for the front passengers and a revised instrument cluster.
The Subaru WRX STI S207 will go on sale across Japan on December 1st. Only 400 units will be available, and each one will carry a base price of ¥5,550,000, a sum that converts to nearly $46,000. At the time of writing it doesn’t sound like Subaru’s latest limited-edition model will be offered on our shores.
NBR Challenge Package
Subaru will fit up to 200 examples of the S207 with the NBR Challenge Package, which celebrates the company’s victory in the SP3T class of the 2015 Nurburgring 24-Hour race. Cars equipped with the NBR package get a large carbon fiber rear wing on the trunk lid (pictured), and up to 100 of them can be ordered in sunrise yellow (pictured).