There’s no denying that the Subaru WRX has a following all on its own but the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA takes the game to a whole new level. If you’re a hardcore Subie, then you already know why this particular WRX is so exciting. There’s only 500 in production and Lester Glenn Subaru has #304 right here in our showroom. Exclusive, rare and extremely impressive, we can guarantee you won’t be able to look away. Then again, why would you want to?
The RA designation in this model stands for “Record Attempt”, which is a designation applied to a variety of Subaru performance models since 1989. The WRX STI Type RA is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine and takes it all the way up to an estimated 310hp – not without the help of a new cold air intake and high flow performance exhaust designated exclusively for the STI. You’ll also find a six-speed transmission and a revised 3rd gear ratio paired with a short throw shifter. All of these features combined with weight reduction work together to give us even faster acceleration.
The WRX STI type RA limited edition model comes standard with a carbon fiber roof panel, the removal of a spare tire, a carbon fiber pedestal wing and lightweight BBS 19-in. forged alloy wheels shod with 245/35R19 Yokohama Advan Sports tires. You can also expect even better handling with the implementation of inverted front struts and rear double wishbone suspension with Bilstein dampers. With a vehicle like this, you’re definitely going to need all of the stability you can get – and a modified multi-mode VDC accomplishes that and then some. You’ll feel completely in control, no matter the terrain. Add to that the Brembo brake system accompanied by monoblock 6-piston front calipers and dual-piston rear calipers and you will never feel a slip. A special silver finish that’s paired with cross-drilled rotors give you the ultimate heat dissipation and contributes to the extremely impressive handling of the vehicle.
Equally as important as the WRX STI Type RA’s handling and stability is of course its appearance and this special edition Subaru does not fall short. You will immediately notice the exclusive Cherry Blossom Red accent around the front mesh grille and new rear bumper cover. A specially chosen STI front underspoiler has been added (for better stability, but it’s also cool) as well as a roof-mounted shark fin antenna and a newly black STI fender badge. You’ll also find the WRX STI Type RA badge on the rear deck lid.
Take a seat inside and you’ll notice red bolsters and stitching on the performance design front seats as well as an embossed STI logo on the head restraints. Your steering wheel is wrapped with Ultrasuede for better grip with a black gloss-finish center spoke insert with the STI logo. To top it all off, each of the 500 WRX STI Type RA produced for retails has been individually numbered with a plaque mounted on the center console. On yours from Lester Glenn Subaru, you can find #304 proudly engraved inside.
The 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA will not last long at Lester Glenn Subaru. Stop by our dealership today to get pricing information and finally get behind the wheel. You can find us at 1501 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755. We look forward to meeting you!