Subaru of America is going to introduce yet another special and limited edition of the rally-bred Impreza WRX at the 2009 Los Angeles Motor Show. The car inherits most of it features from the Japanese Spec C model, which include upgraded performance suspension, unique Aspen White paint and custom spec C wheels.
The 2010 WRX STI Special Edition is limited to only 125 units and is powered by the same 305-horsepower / 290 lb.-ft. turbocharged/intercooled Boxer engine with 6-speed manual transmission and AWD system as the other WRX models. But its upgraded suspension features 1-millimeter thicker rear stabilizer bar, stiffer rear sub-frame bushings plus upgraded and retuned springs. The front springs are 16-percent stiffer, while the rear shocks have been stiffened by 29-percent.
The car also rolls on the charcoal-colored 18 x 8.5 in. 14-spoke alloy wheels from the JDM WRX STI spec C.
Other features of the WRX STI Special Edition include halogen rather than HID headlights; a single-disc CD player / 4-speaker audio system instead of the 6-CD /10-speaker system; manual air conditioning in place of automatic climate control, and body color side mirrors.
At the L.A. Motor Show Subaru will also unveil the 2010 Impreza Limited edition which comes with comes with some luxury stuff such as leather interior, standard moonroof and SIRIUS(®) Satellite Radio, in addition to the rest of Premium model equipments. It is powered by a 265 HP, 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine and has a 5-speed manual gearbox and Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system.