Subaru STI S209 shows off honkin fender flares ahead of Detroit debut

first_img May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend Subaru Review • 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA: Performance at a price • Future Cars Sports Cars Sedans reading • Subaru STI S209 shows off honkin’ fender flares ahead of Detroit debut While the looks are definitely part of the S-series’ appeal, the S209’s powertrain remains a mystery. The S208 of yore wields a 2.0-liter turbocharged H4 engine, but in the US, we’re still making do with the tried-and-true 2.5-liter H4 turbo. A South African STI variant using this engine managed to eke out 349 horsepower. It’s possible the S209 could see an output that high, but at the least, it will probably out-power the 310-hp STI Type RA.Based on what the S208 brought to the table, it wouldn’t be obscene to expect the S209 to pack some handling improvements by way of upgraded suspension components, along with some fancy wheels and the aforementioned aero.In all likelihood, it’ll be a limited-edition model as in iterations past. Subaru only built 450 examples of the S208, and owners were determined through a lottery. Whether Subaru will go through that rigmarole again has yet to be seen, but we’ll know much more when we see the debut in Detroit next week. Post a comment The countdown to #S209 starts now. Stay tuned for the live reveal on January 14th: #NAIAS— Subaru (@subaru_usa) January 7, 2019 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA is sharper than your average STI Tags Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous See All Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago 0 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Detroit Auto Show 2019 The hottest Subaru to ever grace the US is less than a week away from being unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and now, we’ve got our best look at the S209 yet.Subaru took to Twitter to tease its S209 one more time before its debut in Detroit. This teaser offers up a good bit of the front end. My eye spies some big ol’ fender flares and a pair of canards on the lower bumper. The rest of the front end remains obscured, so in all likelihood it’ll carry some more aggressive aero in those locations, too. More From Roadshow Preview • 2018 Subaru WRX/STI: New look, more performance for the road-going rally car 61 Photos More about 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA Share your voice Detroit Auto Show 2019 Subarulast_img

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