Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Japan, Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru

There was a time when American buyers were routinely forbidden from getting their hands on automakers' more entertaining pieces of engineering. These days, more and more automakers are turning to global product development, which means we get to play with hardware like the Nissan GT-R and the Ford Focus ST. Subaru, however, seems bent on keeping the really fun stuff on its home turf, including the delicious WRX STI S206. The company's engineers went full bore on the turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine under the hood, balancing all of the internals, dropping on a ball bearing turbo and reflashing the ECU for a total of 316 horsepower.

Outside, the sedan comes equipped with fender-mounted vents and special badges to distinguish the model from the rest of the WRX fleet, and designers have clipped the vehicle's iconic wing in favor of a smaller lip spoiler. We like the look. We just wish we could drive it. Hit the jump for the full press release.Continue reading Subaru WRX STI S206 is a slice of JDM awesome

Subaru WRX STI S206 is a slice of JDM awesome originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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