The North American market is finally getting a Subaru WRX STI S model, the S209 unveiled at yesterday’s Detroit Auto Show.
The problem, because there’s always a problem, is that Canada isn’t getting the Subaru WRX STI S209.
Only American buyers will be able to get their hands on an S209 steering wheel. They will also want to move quickly on that because Subaru says only 200 or so units are coming to the U.S.
As we noted in our coverage of the S209 unveiled in Detroit, it’s Subaru’s most powerful car ever. It packs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 341 horsepower, 31 ponies more than a “normal” WRX STI. But the coolest thing about the S209 isn’t its power or its looks, it’s that it brings back the driver-controlled intercooler spray from the first WRX STI to come to North America.
As we anxiously wait to see how the S209 will perform on track, let’s have a look at some pictures of the fastest Subaru ever built.