Subaru is launching the WRX STI S209 in Detroit next week

The show won’t be all about the Supra
by Stephen Dobie | Jan 9, 2019
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Think the Toyota Supra will have things all its own way at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week? Well, it probably will. But those of a Japanese-performance-car persuasion might have their heads turned by the star of the Subaru stand. Temporarily, at least.

This is the Subaru WRX STI S209. It appears Detroit will be our first chance to see it with some actual light illuminating its body.

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A body that—shock!—looks set to be strewn with additional aero bits. There’s a gigantic rear wing, some naughty little dive planes up front, and—hurrah—something resembling gold wheels if the teaser video is anything to go by.

What lies beneath all of that is even more mysterious. The S200 series of STIs are traditionally ‘proper,’ though, with reworked engines and some suspension mods. They’re not just stickered-up specials.

More details as they come next week. Meanwhile, watch the teaser video below:

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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