2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

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2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by thermobox » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:29 pm

From Automobile Magazine:

"Do you feel that the 2013 Subaru WRX and STI aren’t quite ghoulish enough? Well, then the Japanese automaker has the solution for you: a pair of limited-run, orange-and-black WRX and WRX STI sedans that have been unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas this week.
The Halloween-inspired color scheme is the only upgrade to the Subaru sedans outside is an “Orange and Black” custom paint job using Tangerine Orange paint and jet-black wheels, fender badging, decals, and mirror caps. Inside, the WRX gains the dark interior trim and black headliner from the STI, while both cars receive orange stitching on the seats, doors, shifter, and floor mats.
The WRX’s and WRX STI’s mechanicals stay the same. That means both cars are powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four, producing 265 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque in the WRX and 305 hp and 290 lb-ft in the STI. Both cars power all four wheels; the WRX uses a five-speed manual and the STI gets six forward gears.
Just 200 of the special-edition WRX sedans will be produced. If you want one of the hotter WRX STI sedans, the chances of buying one are even slimmer, as only 100 of them will be made. Pricing for the special-edition models has yet to be announced, but the 2013 Subaru WRX sedan starts at $26,565 and the 2013 Subaru WRX STI sedan starts at $35,065 (both prices with destination)."


Read more: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/happy-h ... z2B08ViUxL

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We were just told today that we will be receiving a Special Edition STi

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by Mr Kleen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:50 pm

I dig that color, too bad it's not the 5 door.

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by thermobox » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:59 pm

I'm assuming this is like the 2010 Special Editions that led us into the new for 2011 widebody style WRX/STi Sedans. Prolly an end of year hoorah for the 2013MY. Meaning we could have a new body style WRX/STi Sedan as soon as 2nd-3rd quarter 2013CY as a 2014MY.

But we really can't tell anything yet. It's kinda strange to me the extreme limited build quantity the USDM is receiving. This could also have to do with the fact it's going global. I think the new clubsport AUDM version is also coming in Tangerine.

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by Sabre » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:47 pm

Now that will grab some attention!

Very interesting prediction on the 2014MY... I hope it's true :)
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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by thermobox » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:44 pm

Yep. not to sure how things are going to play out. We should have the 2014MY Forester in the 1st-2nd quarter of next year. The 2014MY BRZ should follow this years release at May-June-ish of 2013CY.

So the WRX/STi release in 2013CY might be a little to much for one year but it's possible.

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by PGT » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:00 pm

I do miss my GRB a bit. Knowing that they moved to pillow ball mounts in the suspension and made it more direct feeling makes me *almost* want to look at another. Then, I remember how craptastic the paint was and I get over it. LOL.
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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by moxnix » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:01 pm

Need better pictures to see if the color is as good as the spicy orange MSP.

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by thermobox » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:38 am

The only other Subaru in TOP is the XV. There's some pics at cars101 - http://www.cars101.com/subaru/crosstrek ... k2013.html and here's an Aussy club spec - http://www.perth-wrx.com/vb/introductio ... -11-a.html

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by Mr Kleen » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:42 am

I saw an XV in that color at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, looks good in person but it's not Mazda's Spicy Orange. :wink:

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by thermobox » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:41 am

Yep, it's more of a flat orange.

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Post by Libra Monkee » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:37 pm

:drool: I don't know how much longer this G35 is going to last. Every time I hear a WRX/STI exhaust I swoon a bit. Now this thing. I CAN'T TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS!
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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by Sabre » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:54 pm

:lol: Come back to the dark side, we have cookies :)
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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by thermobox » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:56 am

Libra Monkee wrote::drool: I don't know how much longer this G35 is going to last. Every time I hear a WRX/STI exhaust I swoon a bit. Now this thing. I CAN'T TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS!
If you get one now your gonna be kicking yourself in the head later when they finally release the refresh.

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Re: 2013 Subaru WRX & STi Special Edition

Post by Mr Kleen » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:53 pm

Unless the refresh sucks. :lol:

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