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03-23-2010, 12:10 PM
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For the better part of two decades, those of us in the U.S. have looked longingly across the oceans as Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/make/subaru/) released a slew of special edition Imprezas (http://www.autoblog.com/model/impreza) in Japan and the UK. When the WRX (http://www.autoblog.com/model/wrx) finally made the trek to the States in 2002, followed by the STI (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/STI/) two years later, our thirst for rally-bred performance was satisfied - to a point.

While the WRX and STI (and by extension, the Mitsubishi Evolution (http://www.autoblog.com/model/lancer+evolution)) kept our turbocharged, all-wheel-drive lust at bay, a never-ending string of factory-fettled variants continued to come out of Fuji Heavy Industries. Names like Spec C, Type RA, Type RAR, S202, S203, S204, WR1, Spec D and RB320 all begged the question: Why not here?

Well, ask and ye shall receive. After countless caffeine-fueled late nights at Subaru of America HQ, we've finally got a hyped-up STI of our own. And it's not only better than the standard model, it's less expensive to boot.


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