Originally Posted by BlaineWasHere
You're missing the point of the car. This is obviously a niche car that cost more to build and R&D than an Impreza that will sell 20X more copies as this.
What costs more to build? It's smaller and far less complex than an Impreza. The engine should cost a premium of a few thousand dollars, but that's it. No doubt, the r&d was costly, but not $5k/unit costly.
I don't get the car? I'm an autocrosser who ditched his STI because it was too heavy, front-biased and laggy. I've done track days. My first car was a 2500lb 100hp RWD BMW. I used to own and autocross a miata. I get exactly what this car is, I just don't get the price.