Subaru offers brand new motorsport-ready WRX STis
Want a track-ready WRX STi? Subaru has one from $38,000.
The Subaru WRX and its hotter cousin, the WRX STi have long been favourites at all levels and types of motorsport from motorkhanas to tarmac rally to dirt rally to autocross to sprints. Now you can buy a brand-new WRX STi racecar, FIA-homologated to the new FIA NR4 specifications which have replaced the N4 and R4 classes. This means the cars will be eligible for WRC2, ERC2 and other championships. You will need to fit a rollbar, or specify one as your order and have it pre-fitted.
The base car is priced from $38,000, including GST, ex Port Kembla. There’s only two colours – of course one is blue, and the other is white, and as the photos show the vehicles are right-hand-drive. A road STI is about $50,000 plus onroad costs.
These motorsport cars run a 2.0 turbo engine, in contrast to the the roadgoing STi which has a 2.5L turbo motor.
Possum Bourne Motor Sport is developing a range of packages for these vehicles which will suit everyone from club amateur to the professional, but you already knew $38k was just going to be the start of the spend!
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Could this be the start of a trend? The Toyota 86 is offered in some countries more or less as a rolling shell, or as a turnkey racecar. Who’d like a track-ready GT86 for, oh let’s guess, a new one is $30k, say $20k? Maybe a BRZ instead which we reckon is more fun than a WRX. There’s a lot to be said for a new car as a track toy, more time behind the wheel and less under the chassis. Might be a good way to begin track driving.
Would you want a new, non-road registerable car as a motorsports vehicle?
UPDATE: we have some more specifications and details!