Subaru has improved handling, braking and grip for its WRX and WRX STI with a pair of special-edition variants, although the Series White sports sedans will be available in limited numbers in the United States only.
Wearing exclusive Ceramic White paintwork, the high-performance pair’s exterior look is punctuated by matte-bronze BBS alloy wheels measuring 18 (WRX) or 19 (WRX STI) inches in size, while Crystal Black Silica side-mirror covers provide an extra pop of colour alongside matte-black rear badging.
The Series White upgrades are more than skin deep, though, with a high-performance sports-tuned suspension with Bilstein dampers now featuring.
Brembo brakes are found behind the aforementioned rims, featuring red four-piston and silver six-piston callipers up front for the WRX and WRX STI respectively. Both variants have two-pot stoppers at the rear.
The WRX STI Series White also goes a step further with a sticky set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres as well as heavy-duty steering rack mounts that improve rigidity.
To extract the highest level of performance out of the WRX STI in Series White form, its space-saver spare wheel has been replaced with a tyre repair kit to reduce weight.
The WRX STI Series White does get one other unique outside touch: a Cherry Blossom Red accent for its black mesh grille insert.
No changes have been made to the WRX and WRX STI’s turbo-petrol four-cylinder engines in Series White guises, with the former’s 2.0-litre powertrain still producing 197kW, while the latter’s 2.5-litre unit develops 231kW stateside.
Due in US showrooms early next year, the Series White will be restricted to 1000 examples evenly split between the WRX and WRX STI, and priced from $US33,995 ($A50,074) and $42,695 ($A62,889) plus on-road costs respectively.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineNovember 23, 2019 9:07 am