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Welcome Additions: Subaru Brings 2 Special Edition Performance Models for 2018

Last week, Subaru announced not one but two new special edition models coming in 2018: one based on the popular WRX STI and the other based on the Subaru BRZ — both of which will be available in the U.S. in very limited numbers beginning next year.

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First up is the WRX STI Type RA which takes the already stout WRX STI and trims weight, bumps output to 310 horsepower and adds a retuned Bilstein suspension, revised gear ratios and a unique front grille with Cherry Red trim.

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Among the weight saving measures are a carbon fiber roof panel along with a carbon fiber pedestal spoiler, and each car will feature a numbered plaque on the center console.

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Joining the STI RA will be the Subaru BRZ Ts, which has already been available in other markets for a little bit now. While it's not the turbocharged BRZ STI that many have been waiting for, it does feature upgraded dampers, additional bracing, 18-inch wheels, Brembo brakes and an aggressive carbon fiber rear spoiler.

Both cars will be available during the first quarter of 2018, and with only 500 examples of each expect them to sell quick. If you are interested in picking up either one of these limited edition models, we recommend calling your local Subaru dealer ASAP.

Can anyone else say "instant classic"? Get more on the WRX STI in our driving review.

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