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The new Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition is here*

*Well, not here, but only in South Africa. And only 30 are being built. Boo

Published: 15 Nov 2018

Subaru’s South African division has celebrated the 30th anniversary of STI with this special edition. It is called the WRX STI Diamond Edition, and you probably can’t have it.

Because Subaru South Africa is only building it for, um, South Africa, and only 30 are planned. So here’s what you won’t get.

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You won’t get a boosted 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engine with 348bhp and 342lb ft of torque, nor the special performance exhaust and ECU remap.

You also won’t get a 0-62mph time of 5.03s – seven tenths faster than the standard STI available in SA – nor a quarter mile time of 13.7s and top speed of 158mph.

Other goodies include Brembo calipiers, 20mm spaces for a wider stance, an STI engine brace, and a yellow spoiler kit that runs the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser.


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