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Old 01-21-2019, 08:23 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by NighthawkSTI View Post
I meant from a performance standpoint around a track and in acceleration E.T's where the previous iterations of the STI were only keeping up but now the S209 can beat them in probably everything....and is a MUCH more durable package compared to the psuedo "allwheel" drive of the others. No one is really going to care about gas mileage at that level of performance....its a moot point. As for the price it will almost guaranteed to be under $60,000. For example the Diamond Edtion has an MSRP of $57,000. Given the year over year over year profitability growth I think people are overstating the cost for them to produce this car or more specifically to make a profit. I say it will MSRP between 55,000-57,000. The dealer markup is another story. Also the car is detuned with the factory 2 cat downpipe...the S209 will almost certainly make close to 400 horsepower with a 3" downpipe and reflash...maybe more.
We will have to wait and see how it does on a tight technical track (which VIR is not). From a track perspective even at $57k the S209 will get completely destroyed by many other cars. It's cool that Subaru is building it and people like you are willing to buy it. I just don't see the value. I would rather have a 2019/2020 STIand a huge pile of money leftover for a dedicated track car.
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