Subaru Tecnica International Sends New S209 Into the Detroit Spotlight

Debuting at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the STI S209 is a new S-line performance model to be sold in limited numbers in the US in order to qualify as a racing machine in competition. The S209 embodies the aggressive performance of STI’s new S-line.

Subaru Tecnica International (STI) is the performance arm of Subaru, best known to consumers through the WRX STI models sold as street-legal rally cars. This S209 is the first STI-exclusive design that’s being sold directly to the public, and is, literally, a street-legal race car and will be offered in a limited run of just 200 units.

The S209 is based heavily on the STI-designed WRX STI Nurburgring Challenge race car, which won the SP3T class in 2008 as the fifth win for Subaru at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

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