The Subaru WRX STI S208 has officially made its public debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, where just 450 units will make their way to lucky customers in Japan. The model boasts aesthetic as well as performance enhancements, similar to the previous WRX STI S207.

Under the bonnet, an EJ20 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine churns out 329 PS at 7,200 rpm along with 432 Nm of torque from 3,200 to 4,800 rpm. Mated to the powerplant is a six-speed manual transmission, with power going to all four wheels.

In terms of styling, S208 is fitted with a NBR Challenge Package that includes front and rear spoiler lips, black 19-inch BBS alloy wheels as well as side skirts. There’s also a carbon-fibre roof and rear wing, the latter with ‘S208’ on the endplates.

Inside, there’s an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with contrast stitching and the STI badge at the bottom spoke, gloss red accents including on the main dashboard trim, aluminium pedals and leather bucket seats. A serial number plate is also placed between the gear shifter and SI-DRIVE selector to identify to showcase the model’s exclusivity.