…and unfortunately we in the American market aren’t going to get it. At least not yet. Even for the JDM market though, production is going to be limited to only 300 units. This latest machine will be offered with a 2.5l DOHC AVCS equipped boxer engine; Subaru’s classic powerhouse. They’ll only be offered with an automatic transmission, but promises to pack 263hp, along with a substantial low-end torque curve. STi went over the suspension as well, adding tuned dampers and springs to compliment it along with adding additional rigidity to the frame.
Of course the new Forester tS comes with STi-appointed interior as well; from bolstered seats with STi badging and red stitching, to drill aluminum pedals, stitched steering wheel, paddle shifters and even a push-button start. The car itself will be offered in Obsidian Black, Pearl White, Platinum Silver Metallic, and World Rally Blue, and with a $46k price tag, they’re expected to sell out very quickly.
Unfortunately, we in the USDM market are still hanging in the hopes that Subaru will release this car in America, but that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t drool over it until then.
Images from Fuji Heavy Industries