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Subaru launches a more aggressive WRX in Japan

By Faiming_low on 06 Oct 2016 in New model

Attached Image Subaru has just introduced its latest WRX variant in Japan. Hotter than the entry-level WRX S4(which is different from the base WRX we get locally), the new car is made for someone who wants a more hardcore WRX that is pair with an automatic gearbox. Called the WRX S4 tS, the new car inherits some of the good stuff from the top-of-the-line WRX STi S207.

Attached Image Highlight features of the car include a 10 percent improvement in torque delivery during acceleration, which is achieved via improved air intake and exhaust parts, better braking thanks to uprated Brembos and sharper handling courtesy of a flexible tow bar. DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping and front-rear active torque vectoring are present too. A CVT oil cooler has been added to improve the cooling performance of the Sport Lineartronic CVT transmission for track work.

Attached Image Outside, new 19-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels feature and combined with a more aggressive bodykit all round, the car looks stunning. Inside, a new speedometer design and STi Recaro front bucket seats remind you that you are not in any plain WRX.


Attached Image Not special enough? A 'NBR Challenge Package' is available as an add on for nearly S$3000 more. The car will now have black forged aluminum wheels, a dry carbon rear spoiler with STI logo, an exclusive emblem at the rear and a suede-wrapped steering wheel.

Subaru quotes similar power figures as the WRX S4 which equates to 296bhp and 400Nm of torque from the 2.0-litre turbocharged FA20 engine.

Prices for the WRX S4 tS start from 4,968,000Yen (S$65,887) and the Japan-only car will be limited to a five-month sale period.

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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Ake109 Oct 10 2016 08:17 PM

Subaru really needs to get out of this 300bp limit they seem to have imposed on themselves since over a decade ago.

Sdf4786k Oct 11 2016 02:16 PM
Scooba need to join the band wagon of 1450 rpm to 5500 rpm worth of peak torque.
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