Mystery Subaru STI offering will be a WRX STI Type RA

Mystery Subaru STI offering will be a WRX STI Type RA

Subaru first introduced the Type RA nameplate on a Japanese-market WRX in 1993 (a 1998 model is shown above).

Subaru BRZ STI is finally going into production after years of waiting. More details will be revealed when the vehicle makes its debut next week.

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More signs on why an engine change is needed surfaced earlier today, in the form of a WRX STI that has turned into an inferno over at Nurburgring. Subaru has released another teaser and has now confirmed that this month's debut will be for the WRX STI Type RA - a more hardcore version of the WRX STI. They also offered a limited 200 models of the ultra-exclusive TYPE RA NBR Challenge Package. It's marked out by red detailing in the grille, extra bonnet vents and a pretty big rear wing.

Because the original tweet was shared via the Subaru America Twitter account, we can expect the reveal date to refer to June 8 2017. The gearbox is created to be able to shift gears in 20 milliseconds. The time to beat is a 7 minute 32 second lap. Subaru had already reserved the track, so why not push the auto hard. Like the STI Type RA to be revealed, the name plate has always been used to signify it being more lightweight and hardcore than your standard WRX. The weather in Nurburg, Germany on the day of the record attempt was bad. In fact, Subaru holds a 7:55 time for a non-street-legal Subaru WRX STI from 2010. We can't wait to see it on a dry track.

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