Live From The Detroit Auto Show

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Take a very good look at the 2019 Subaru STI S209 at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show because your chances of actually seeing one on the road are somewhere between slim and none. Subie only intends to bring “around 200” of these highly modified sedans into the country, we aren’t expecting a second batch to arrive after that.

Because of the extensive amount of work on a standard WRX STI to turn it into the S209, Subaru actually badges this handful of vehicles as an STI-branded vehicle in the U.S. 

The S209 packs a heavily modified version of Subaru’s familiar EJ25 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder. The overhaul includes a larger turbocharger, revised intake, forged crankshaft and pistons, hand-polished tubular headers, and a lightweight exhaust. The result is a mill making 341 horsepower, rather than the stock 310 hp. A six-speed manual sends the output…

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