Subaru teases limited-run ‘TC380’ WRX STI

A 380hp factory special, 25 years after the Impreza first emerged? Consider us interested!

Whether RB5, P1, 22B, WR1 or RA-R, special Subaru STIs always tend to have about 300hp. Some have a bit less, some have a bit more, but the consistency of Subaru power since the turn of the millennium has been remarkable. Some have used it to suggest the car hasn’t evolved far enough, while others believe that the car perfectly suits that amount of performance. Point is that whatever tweaks might be thrown at a limited edition Subaru saloon in the 21st century, and it feels like there have been plenty, it’s always going to have about 300hp.

Until now, that is. Because first details have emerged of an STI TC380 which, as you might have guessed, makes 380hp. Developed with Japanese rally driver Toshihiro Arai, the car is said to benefit from a new HKS turbo, cat and intake arrangement. That’s in addition to a chassis brace, some carbon body bits and new Recaro seats.

All very promising, apart from just a couple of things. One being the lack of any further additional information or pictures at the moment. The other being a very limited run of just 50 cars, created solely for the Japanese market. Again. Orders are apparently open now, the TC380 priced at 4,965,840 yen, or about £33,500. Doesn’t sound like very much for what should be the fastest NotImpreza yet. More details to follow as they’re available, or have a look in the classifieds for a slightly more accessible fix of JDM Subaru silliness…

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