Subaru launches 20th Anniversary edition of the Impreza WRX STI

Subaru launches 20th Anniversary edition of the Impreza WRX STI

It's hard to believe the Subaru Impreza WRX STI has been around in some form or another for 20 years already, but a special edition commemorating that fact was released today in Japan. Limited to just 300 units, the car will feature a range of upgrades above and beyond the standard STI along with special badging and other unique touches.

The primary upgrades are to the car's handling. Special coilover dampers that offer a firmer ride and quicker transitions give the 20th Anniversary STI more bite, while a choice of paint colors - as long as you choose white - and 18-inch cast aluminum wheels give the car a unique look. 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. Small touches, including a cherry-red leather key fob pouch, help remind the driver on a daily basis of the special nature of the car. Unfortunately for Subaru-lovers everywhere, the car will only be available in Japan, priced to start at ¥4,126,500.