- End of an era... Subaru launches final current spec WRX STI

Subaru marks end of an era with WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition

The Japanese car maker plans to go out with a bang, with just 75 examples of the last ever current spec WRX STI.

Subaru has triggered the farewell for the current generation all-wheel drive WRX STI, with a final special edition packed with eye-catching extra kit., and limited to just 75 examples. Each will be individually numbered.

A total of 30 will be available for sale online at www.subaru.com.au, with the balance through the 24-strong STI network nationally.

EJ25 refers to the code of the current WRX STI 2.5-litre turbocharged engine – the last in line ahead of an all-new powerplant for the next generation. The EJ25 debuted in 2005, in the Model Year 2006 WRX STI.

Priced from $62,440 plus on-roads, the WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition adds a host of extras to WRX STI spec.R AWD specification, including EJ25 Final Edition numbered internal badging, rear exterior badging, and a Final Edition plate in the engine bay.

It also scores 19-inch BBS forged aluminium wheels (gold), silver Brembo brake callipers with the STI logo , RECARO sports bucket front seats with silver highlights , a Ultrasuede steering wheel, the traditional red STI push-start button and Silver seat belts.

Inside the Final Edition WRX STI

Inside the Final Edition WRX STI

Silver interior stitching completes the special colour package, while the instrument panel gains carbon fibre look backing. On the outside, the front grille gets a pinstripe, black door mirror covers and a similar shark fin antenna.

Black front fender inserts with the STI logo, and a black rear WRX badge complete the look. 50 of the 75 available vehicles will be sold in WR Blue Pearl, with 15 in Crystal White Pearl and 10 in Crystal Black Silica.

For an additional $1,000 donation to the Australian Road Safety Foundation, which is supported by Subaru Australia, online buyers will have the option of an individualised delivery experience.

This will see one of Subaru's rally aces; Molly Taylor, Cody Crocker, Mark Stacey or Dean Herridge hand-over the vehicle at their home or office location. The choice of rally legend will be determined by the customer’s location, with city and State taken into consideration.

Subaru says goodbye to the current spec STI

Subaru says goodbye to the current spec STI

“We’re getting towards the last in line for fourth gen STI, which has served us so well since launch in 2014," Subaru Australia GM Blair Read said.

“It’s the car that underpinned Molly Taylor’s 2016 win in the Australian Rally Championship, which is an indication of its fantastic credentials as a capable performance car," he added.

“This final edition pays tribute to an engine and chassis combo that have earned their stripes in both competition and on road as an adrenaline-pumping, fun drive.”

Let's face it, we all want one. But what colour will your Final Edition STI be?

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Comments (21)

  • I'm very much in love with this car. Colin McRae is one of my motorsport heroes, and I don't think I need to say much more.

      21 days ago
  • What next for Subaru then?

      22 days ago
  • Unique but jumped the shark when they went CVT. Wouldn't own one but they are interesting. Very telling about who is behind the wheel. I pull up behind one on the highway in my Volvo and they go off like a shot. Instant police decoy.

      18 days ago
  • Well bad news news for everyone in Australia

      22 days ago
  • Looking forward to seeing the new STI!

      22 days ago
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