STI: this is your life
The hooligan's rallyist brand of choice has a new model. We chart its slidey, gold-wheeled history
Posted: 14 Jan 2014
2006 Impreza WRX STI Spec C Type RA-R
Quite the memorable moniker, no? This one contributed to Group N and PWRC homologation requirements, and was a bit of a loon. It got a larger turbo, a bigger exhaust, lighter glass, thinner roof construction, reinforced strut tower braces, an aluminum boot lid and an air-cooled engine oil cooler, special Recaro seats, and production was limited to 300 units. It also made 316bhp, but the Japanese kept it for themselves - it was never officially available overseas.