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Subaru WRX STi S208: 329 PS und einstellbares Bilstein-Fahrwerk für das limitierte Topmodell

Der Star der Tokyo Motor Show 2017 auf dem Subaru-Stand ist der Subaru VIZIV Performance Concept – eine Vorschau auf kommende Subaru-WRX-STi-Generationen. Mit dem S208 zeigen die Japaner ein weiteres Highlight, wenn nicht DAS Highlight: Nicht weniger als das Topmodell der WRX STi Baureihe.

Während das neue Konzeptfahrzeug einen Ausblick in die Zukunft gibt, sind zwei andere Modelle schon weiter. Subaru präsentiert in Tokio den STI Sport und den S208 – zwei limitierte Serienfahrzeuge, die ihre jeweilige Baureihe krönen.

329 PS für das neue WRX STi Topmodell

Der auf dem WRX STI basierende Subaru S208 ist das Topmodell aller Hochleistungsfahrzeuge der Marke: Gemeinsam mit Rennsport-Tochter STI (Subaru Tecnica International) wurde nochmals an Motor und Fahrwerk gefeilt. Der Boxer entwickelt nun 242 kW/329 PS und ermöglicht eine schnellere Beschleunigung.

Einstellbares Fahrwerk von Bilstein

Eine Lenkübersetzung von 11:1, aber auch einstellbare Stoßdämpfer von Bilstein und die elektronische Drehmomentverteilung Active Torque Vectoring verbessern das Handling – vor allem auch in schnell gefahrenen Kurven.

Optisches Erkennungszeichen sind neben einem Heckspoiler aus Karbonfaser eine große Frontspoilerlippe und 19-Zoll-Leichtmetallfelgen im STI-Design. Im Innenraum des auf 450 Einheiten limitierten Hochleistungssportlers finden sich Recaro-Schalensitze und spezielle Sportinstrumente.

Die Mega-Bildergalerie zum neuen Subaru WRX STi S208

Die Original-Pressemeldung zum Subaru S208 in englischer Sprache:

Subaru Corporation and its motorsports subsidiary Subaru Tecnica International (STI)*1 today announced the S208, a special limited-edition model based on the WRX STI, with just 450 units to be available in Japan.

The S208, which is based on the WRX STI, is the top-end model of Subaru high-performance cars. Subaru and STI have worked together on the exclusive development of the engine and suspensions, and added exclusive fittings to both exterior and interior, with the aim of achieving the ultimate driving car that offers the best ever performance and quality in the S series. Modifications from the S207 launched in 2015 include improved engine output and acceleration performance, and a lower center of gravity with the adoption of a carbon roof, elevating Subaru’s distinctive enjoyment of driving to the extreme.

The specially tuned engine delivers maximum output of 329 PS. Handling is enhanced by a quick steering gear ratio of 11:1, original STI components including flexible tower brace, along with DampMatic® II front suspension with adjustable damping and front-rear Active Torque Vectoring. These combine to deliver a strong yet flexible ride and sharp cornering. STI-designed BBS 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, 255/35R19 tires, and a dry carbon-fiber trunk lip spoiler further enhance driving performance. The large front underspoiler adopted for the exterior and the STI-designed Recaro front bucket seats and exclusive sports instruments in the interior add to the anticipation for driving and joy of ownership.

Evoking the spirit of the 24 Hours Nürburgring, where the WRX STI continues to compete, an NBR Challenge Package is also available (limited to 350 units), featuring a dry carbon-fiber roof and a dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler with S208 logo.

The S208 is available in two body colors, WR Blue Pearl and Crystal White Pearl. Additionally, a limited-run Cool Grey Khaki Edition is available for the NBR Challenge Package, as a model offering an even more exclusive experience.

As the S208 is limited to 450 units, customers wishing to purchase one will need to sign up with a dealer during the time period set for entering sales negotiations.*2 If the number of entries exceeds the limit, sales negotiation opportunities will be set by lottery.*3

*1: Subaru Tecnica International (STI) (Representative: Yoshio Hirakawa; Mitaka, Tokyo)
*2: October 26 to November 12, 2017
*3: Lottery winners will be notified by the email address indicated when signing up (from 4:00 p.m., November 16, 2017 or
after). A sales negotiation period is set. Winning customers are asked to begin negotiations as notified in the results email.

Main Features of S208

■ Suspension System and Wheels
・STI-tuned Bilstein front struts (DampMatic® II, inverted type) and coil springs
・STI-tuned Bilstein rear dampers and coil springs
・STI-designed BBS 19-inch×8 1/2J forged aluminum wheels (silver)
・255/35R19 92Y tires (Dunlop Sport Maxx RT with special sound-absorbing sponge)
・STI-designed flexible tower brace, front
・STI-designed flexible draw stiffeners, front
・STI-designed front suspension supports
・STI-designed rear suspension flexible support subframe
・STI-designed pillow ball bush rear suspension links (lateral link front inside & rear inside)
・Brembo 18-inch bench-rated front disc brakes [drilled disc rotors & monobloc opposed-piston
 6-pot calipers (silver-painted, with STI logo)]
・Brembo 18-inch ventilated rear disc brakes [drilled disc rotors & monobloc opposed-piston 2-pot
 calipers (silver-painted, with STI logo)]
・Exclusive high-output balanced engine (with serial number and STI Performance ornament*4)
・Exclusive engine control unit (ECU)
・Balanced clutch cover and flywheel
・Twin scroll ball bearing turbocharger
・Intercooler water spray (with toggle switch)
・Performance muffler with lowered back pressure (featuring STI logo) teamed with exclusive rear
 exhaust pipe
・STI-designed strengthened silicon intake duct
・Performance shroud
・Quick-ratio steering gearbox (11:1)
・Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system
・Active Torque Vectoring system
・STI-designed low-pressure-drop air cleaner element
・STI Performance Oil (Motul 5W-40)

■ Controls/Instrument Panel/Warning Lights
・Welcome Lighting
・Luminescent instrument panel (with multi-information display and STI logo)
・Multifunctional display
・Central instrument panel visor (leather-like wrapping and silver stitching)
・Ultrasuede®-wrapped steering wheel (chrome bezel, metallic finisher, silver stitching)
・STI-designed push-type engine switch (red with STI logo)
・STI-designed leather-wrapped shift knob (black with STI logo) and shift boot (silver stitching)

■ Audio
・Six speakers (4 front + 2 rear)
・Black roof antenna (shark fin type)

■ Interior
・STI-designed Recaro front bucket seats (leather [black semi-aniline finish on main panels, black
 finish on inside of side panels, silver stitching and accents] embossed with STI logo and
 equipped with seat heating and supplemental restraint system side airbags)
・Rear seats (black leather with silver stitching and accents)*5
・Decorative instrument panel (red, with S208 ornament)
・Side sill plates (with S208 logo)
・Door arm rests (silver stitching, metallic power window switch panel)
・Center console with metallic decorative panel
・Metallic side bench grill
・Serial number plate (console)*4
・Floor mats (enhanced soundproofing)
・Floor carpet*4
・Sub trunk (with tire repair kit)

■ Exterior
・Mesh-type front grill (cherry-red stripe with S208 ornament)
・Large front underspoiler (high gloss black)
・Side bumper bezel (steel mesh and chrome plating)
・Black side garnish with STI emblem
・Satin-plated door mirrors (with foot lamp)
・Metallic side sill moldings
・Rear bumper (cherry-red stripe with air outlet grill)
・S208 rear ornament
・Dry carbon-fiber trunk lip spoiler

■ Safety Package
・Advanced Safety Package: Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection, High Beam Assist, Front and Side
 View Monitors

■ NBR Challenge Package Exclusive Equipment
・STI-designed BBS 19-inch×8 1/2J forged aluminum wheels (black)
・Dry carbon-fiber roof
・Black door mirrors (with foot lamp)
・High gloss black side sill moldings
・Carbon Trunk Lip: Dry carbon-fiber trunk spoiler
・Carbon Rear Wing: Dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler (with S208 logo)

*4: There are no identical replacement parts available as this is a limited-production car.
*5: Synthetic leather is used in the seat sides, headrests, and some other places.
■ RECARO® is a registered trademark of Keiper Recaro GmbH & Co.
■ Ultrasuede® is a registered trademark of Toray Industries, Inc

Main S208 Specifications

Model name/type Subaru CBA-VAB
■ Dimensions/Weight
Overall length/width/height (mm) (reference value) 4,635×1,795×1,470*6
Tire tread F/R (mm) 1,535 / 1,550
Min. ground clearance (mm) 135
Dry weight (kg) (reference value) 1,510
Gross weight (kg) (reference value) 1,785
■ Engine
Type/category EJ20 horizontally opposed four-cylinder
2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve dual AVCS twin scroll turbo
Max. output (net) [kW(PS)/rpm] 242 (329) / 7,200
Max. torque (net) [Nm (kgm)/rpm] 432 (44.0) / 3,200-4,800
Fuel tank capacity (liters) 60
Fuel type Unleaded premium gasoline

■ Specifications are reference values. When registering the vehicle, the actual measured values apply,
which may differ from those in the table above.
*6: Height includes roof antenna. The roof height is 1,460 mm.

Sales Target
Limited to 450 units (sales negotiation entry period: October 26 to November 12, 2017)
The NBR Challenge Package is limited to 350 units.