Subaru S207 Tokyo 2015 18

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) will be launching the limited edition Subaru WRX STI S207 in Japan soon, and it’s now on display at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Only 400 units of these will be made. Based on the WRX STI, the S207 features engine and handling upgrades along with unique interior and exterior enhancements.

At the heart of it, the S207 comes with a boost of power, 328 PS in total (20 PS more than the JDM WRX STI). It receives a new ECU, twin-scroll ball bearing turbo and an STI-designed silicon intake duct, among the long list of upgrades. It’s also fitted with a performance muffler with lowered back pressure and a rear exhaust pipe down the back.

Handling has been enhanced through a quicker steering gear ratio of 11:1, while it also gets original STI bits such as a flexible tower bar, DampMatic II adjustable damping for the front suspension and front-rear active torque vectoring. Also fitted are Brembo six-pot brakes up front and four-pot brakes in the rear, complete with mono block opposed-piston brake calipers and drilled rotors.

Exterior enhancements include a large spoiler for the front, a mesh-type front grille with cherry-red stripes and air outlets in the rear bumper, also lined with a cherry-red stripe. An “S207” label is tagged in the rear as well. On the side, it is decked with a black side garnish with STI emblems and metallic side sill add-ons.

Inside, the S207 comes with an STI-spec Recaro front bucket seats, black semi-aniline finish with silver stitching and accents on the main panels and side panels, the latter with an STI logo embossed onto it. The black leather rear seats also receive silver stitching, along with the door trims. The instrument panel comes in red with an S207 logo, while the side sill plates also receive the S207 marking.

Furthermore, the instrument panel gets a luminescent effect, while the central instrument panel visor and the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, again with silver stitching. The start/stop button also features an STI logo, and same goes to the leather wrapped shift knob.

On top of all this, Subaru offers two additional Nurburgring 24 hour race-inspired packages. The NBR Challenge Package consists of an ultrasuede-wrapped steering wheel with silver centre marking and red seatbelts inside. Outside, it comes with a rear emblem, a dry carbon rear spoiler with an S207 logo and STI-designed BBS 19-inch forged aluminium wheels in black.

The other option is the NBR Challenge Package Yellow edition, which gets slightly less enhancements. The package consists of black side mirrors, yellow side sill plates with the S207 logo and black side sill mouldings.