The 2024 Subaru WRX TR special edition will feature signature STI design elements, larger wheels, and a six-speed manual transmission, though its release timing outside the US remains uncertain.
The WRX TR special edition will showcase a distinct STI-style rear spoiler.
This edition will maintain the 2.4-litre turbocharged engine with outputs of 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft.
Additional features include larger 19-inch wheels, red-painted Brembo brake calipers, and Recaro sports bucket seats.
The anticipated 2024 Subaru WRX TR special edition is set to make its debut soon, and Australian website Drive.com got its hands on leaked images of the vehicle. This edition will reintroduce the unique STI-style rear spoiler, a design element not seen on other current Subaru WRX models. Despite the refreshing design and upgrades, there won’t be any enhancement in the power of the 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine. The engine will continue to produce outputs of 271 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Exclusively, the WRX TR will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, accompanied by symmetrical all-wheel drive. Previous intentions of introducing a new Subaru WRX STI, speculated to challenge the 400 horsepower Mercedes-AMG A45 S, were discarded in 2022. Subaru has since expressed no plans for an STI version of the latest WRX.
Adding to its impressive features, the WRX TR will be equipped with 19-inch wheels, wrapped in 245/35 R19 tyres, in contrast to the standard WRX’s 18-inch wheels. Brake enhancements are also notable, with red-painted Brembo brake calipers that grip 340x30mm front and 326x30mm rear ventilated discs. This is an upgrade from the brakes on the standard model.
The interior of the car will not be left behind in terms of upgrades. It will boast Recaro sports bucket seats, similar to those in the flagship models. However, a sunroof will not be offered in this new variant.
Historically, the original ‘Tuner Ready’ edition introduced in the US in 2006 was designed with fewer luxury features and came at a lower price. It was targeted at buyers who intended to modify the car with aftermarket components. As of now, it’s unclear whether the TR will include autonomous emergency braking technology that was previously exclusive to automatic models.
The unveiling of the 2024 Subaru WRX TR is scheduled for October 7 in the US. Release details for other regions are yet to be disclosed.