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Old 06-02-2017, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Subaru STI Type RA is coming!

Put aside the recent rumors, and look at this from the press release from SOA on June 1st. In the PR regarding the Nurburgring lap attempt there is a sentence on note:

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Stay tuned for information on the production Type RA coming on June 8th.
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Subaru of America Releases New Video Showcasing the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special

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CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --*Subaru of America, Inc. announced today the release of a new video of the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special. The car will attempt to set a new lap record for a four-door sedan at the famous Nürburgring race track later this summer. The video can be found on the Subaru of America YouTube channel. Stay tuned for information on the production Type RA coming on June 8th.

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Old 06-02-2017, 01:01 PM   #2
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:24 PM   #3
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If this is a legit RA model and not another limited editon model with do-dads and nothing important, I want one. Subaru has completely failed to bring us any of the JDM special edition cars up to this point.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
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If this is a legit RA model and not another limited editon model with do-dads and nothing important, I want one. Subaru has completely failed to bring us any of the JDM special edition cars up to this point.
Looks to me like nothing more than a glorified special edition with some CF bits that's going to command an obscene price.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:50 PM   #5
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Looks to me like nothing more than a glorified special edition with some CF bits that's going to command an obscene price.
Lets see come june 8th first haha.
If it really is a legit Type RA there will be some decent upgrades. Lets hope they didn't water down the name by making it a trim show-piece.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:10 PM   #6
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I'm surprised it's not here already, but sources are saying there will be unknown "gearing and engine upgrades".

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...rx-sti-type-ra
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:14 PM   #7
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RA means "race altered" and not "record attempt"

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Old 06-02-2017, 02:20 PM   #8
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I'm surprised it's not here already, but sources are saying there will be unknown "gearing and engine upgrades".

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...rx-sti-type-ra
Well, past Type RAs had those so its an easy assumption to make -- I'm guessing they're also guessing based on history.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:49 PM   #9
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RA means "race altered" and not "record attempt"
I thought this was the Egyptian god (Ra) version!?
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:03 PM   #10
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If this is a legit RA model and not another limited editon model with do-dads and nothing important, I want one. Subaru has completely failed to bring us any of the JDM special edition cars up to this point.

It hasn't been SOA's 50th before!!
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:10 PM   #11
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If this is a legit RA model and not another limited editon model with do-dads and nothing important, I want one. Subaru has completely failed to bring us any of the JDM special edition cars up to this point.
Agreed, but do you think the North American market would be buying up Spec C, S20x, S40x, etc?

I'm stoked to see the potential of something new, but I have a feeling the general consensus is gonna balk at it.
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:28 PM   #12
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So basically just 4.444 rear diff and 5 more hp
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Agreed, but do you think the North American market would be buying up Spec C, S20x, S40x, etc?
10 years ago? Probably not. Right now? Yes, the market for limited edition cars seems to be mega-hot.
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So basically just 4.444 rear diff and 5 more hp
Ok so my ground rules are this....

If this car just has gold wheels, different gearing, 5hp and some carbon bits, I'm not interested.

If it has some serious drivetrain changes, reduced sound deadening, serious weight reduction, Group-N bushings, and serious Aero, I'm going to buy it.
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10 years ago? Probably not. Right now? Yes, the market for limited edition cars seems to be mega-hot.

Ok so my ground rules are this....

If this car just has gold wheels, different gearing, 5hp and some carbon bits, I'm not interested.

If it has some serious drivetrain changes, reduced sound deadening, serious weight reduction, Group-N bushings, and serious Aero, I'm going to buy it.
Okay, I do see your point there, and even in the Import side of it as well with the Type R.

And I agree, that would be the RA that I want. But I have a feeling they will ease into it with the RA. Definitely a step in the right direction though, and hopefully they will sell out and show a want for more.
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Awesome!!!
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:08 PM   #16
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It will be very few in number, I'm sure so it will sell. Even if there is nothing substantial about it.

Unfortunately, if it does have some real upgrades, I have a feeling it will fall victim to crazy markups and pricing so it will be hard to come by.

I also have a feeling us Canadians will get screwed and have some stupid small number sold here... or even none we'll see I guess...
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:12 PM   #17
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But all this instead:

2.0 l BOXER DOHC 16 valve dual AVCS twin scroll turbo

SUBARU BOXER [EJ20 TURBO] boasts a number of glory in motor sports. The sharp acceleration by the twin scroll turbo and the increase in the power of the high revolution range bring exact feeling like a sports engine. Its torque characteristic is almost flat to the maximum value, demonstrating about 90% of the maximum torque at only 2,400 revolutions by precisely tuned ECU control. The delicate response to accelerator operation and the dynamic acceleration characteristics provide pleasure to control the high power as desired.
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10 years ago? Probably not. Right now? Yes, the market for limited edition cars seems to be mega-hot.

Ok so my ground rules are this....

If this car just has gold wheels, different gearing, 5hp and some carbon bits, I'm not interested.

If it has some serious drivetrain changes, reduced sound deadening, serious weight reduction, Group-N bushings, and serious Aero, I'm going to buy it.

IF this is a "true" RA, then I think that even my dealer will mark it up(if we are lucky enough to get one). Something we've never done. Good luck to ya.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:10 PM   #19
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If the limited sti had a low number of build quantity I believe this will even be lower so that markup will put it well above the the 40k of an STI. I will buy it if it does have a bunch of upgrades over and above the STI but if the same motor and some little bits then no thanks...also 19" rims seems silly.

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But all this instead:

2.0 l BOXER DOHC 16 valve dual AVCS twin scroll turbo

SUBARU BOXER [EJ20 TURBO] boasts a number of glory in motor sports. The sharp acceleration by the twin scroll turbo and the increase in the power of the high revolution range bring exact feeling like a sports engine. Its torque characteristic is almost flat to the maximum value, demonstrating about 90% of the maximum torque at only 2,400 revolutions by precisely tuned ECU control. The delicate response to accelerator operation and the dynamic acceleration characteristics provide pleasure to control the high power as desired.
Or just "license" a "blueprint" from Porsche and manufacture their 2.0T flat four in house.... Shut up and take my money.
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:58 PM   #21
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$20 says it's some carbon wing, aero / splitters up front, diffuser in the back, sweet interior stitching for a $10k premium.


nope.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:56 PM   #22
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If it has some serious drivetrain changes, reduced sound deadening, serious weight reduction, Group-N bushings, and serious Aero, I'm going to buy it.
+1

As long as there's no crazy markup, I'll be in line right behind you.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:31 PM   #23
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ROFL nobody on this forum will buy it. If it is a genuine article nobody here will pay the premium. If its all window dressing nobody will pay the inflated price.
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I would pick one up, if it looks good and drives better I'll spend a extra 10k
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:54 PM   #25
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If Subaru does some crazy modifications to the engine for this upcoming Type RA, wouldn't they have to run it through it's proper courses/certification in order to sell it in the US? We would have DEFINITELY caught a blurb or two about this. I don't know what the rules are but lets hold Subaru gets to sneak this one in without having to go through all of that.
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