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Another special edition Subaru? Yes, but you won’t have to worry about them too much longer. As the name suggests, this is the last one: the end of the Subaru WRX STI in the UK and, indeed, Europe. With it, nearly 25 years of sports saloon heritage comes to a close. While it may not be called ‘Impreza’ any more, this car traces its roots right back to the 1994 Subaru Impreza Turbo, which is no less than a performance car icon. A special edition really has to be special to sign off two-and-a-bit decades of history, then… Yet this WRX STI waves goodbye to the fast Impreza family with no more power than standard. Its 2.5-litre flat-four turbo engine produces 296bhp and 300lb ft, good for a 5.2sec 0-62mph time and a 158mph top speed. Performance is identical to a standard WRX STI, which given this car’s propensity for tuning, seems odd. So what is new?