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Old 06-04-2017, 01:30 PM   #51
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They want clicks
SOA blog is letting us know of an awesome car
They have zero obligation to bring it
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:47 PM   #52
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They want clicks
SOA blog is letting us know of an awesome car
They have zero obligation to bring it
Of an awesome production car. Forgot a word there.
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:53 PM   #53
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Figures as I'm doing my build. Hopefully this isn't the car iv been waiting for them to make cause then I'm gonna regret building mine...
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:24 PM   #54
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Unnamed performance changes. We will see.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:54 PM   #55
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You guys may be right
Let me go read reviews from all the limited edition track ready STIs they gave us in the past




Oh wait
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:58 PM   #56
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There is a first time for everything.


And this IS in line with what they did say about bringing more here.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:59 PM   #57
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I dont think I'll hold my breath here. That Golf R is looking better and better right now.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:51 PM   #58
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I would be happy with some parts from the RA.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:57 PM   #59
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Do any of you think Subaru dealers would adm the RA like ford did with the RS and like Honda? Ideally don't want 50 to 55k for an sti
Hell yes.

I wanted a 2011 WRX, plain old WRX, when the MY2011 widebody first came out. I couldn't find a dealer in the midwest that had one that didn't want to jack me around with an ADM.

They won't hesitate to ADM something like this.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:57 PM   #60
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Hell yes.

I wanted a 2011 WRX, plain old WRX, when the MY2011 widebody first came out. I couldn't find a dealer in the midwest that had one that didn't want to jack me around with an ADM.

They won't hesitate to ADM something like this.
Dammit if that's the case it'll be an sti limited for me or I'll get a camaro ss 1le
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:15 AM   #61
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RA means "race altered" and not "record attempt"
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In this and other instances, RA means record attempt. :-)
Subaru of Japan would agree

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Old 06-05-2017, 03:14 AM   #62
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Sorry fan bois but the Type RA will only be available in Japan....as it always has been....
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Impossibru!
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:51 AM   #64
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Hell yes.

I wanted a 2011 WRX, plain old WRX, when the MY2011 widebody first came out. I couldn't find a dealer in the midwest that had one that didn't want to jack me around with an ADM.

They won't hesitate to ADM something like this.
I had problems finding mine (due to the Tsunami) but I didn't get hit with any ADM fortunately.

I'd be impressed if they delivered on this (an actual RA not some special color seat stitching/black mirrors package) but not holding my breath either.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:58 AM   #65
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Things I'm not holding my breath for...

Dual clutch transmission
Electronically adjustable suspension dampening
More than 320 HP

Also I'm confused. What's this four door sedan record the NBR car is going after? Its not a road vehicle so I only see these as competition and this car is like complete overkill for that. They might have been able to beat those with a production Type RA.

7:50 BMW X5 E53 LM
7:55 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Sedan (2011)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...legal_vehicles
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I think you can exhale lol

DCT? No. They won't do that kind of R&D for a limited run.
Adjustable suspension is definitely doable, but electronically? Less likely, imo but also doable and would be nice.
The third is reaching...touch 320? maybe, but I have doubts there too.

I'm thinking 310-320 hp, acceleration oriented gearing, an 11:1 steering ratio, adjustable suspension and all those supporting suspension bits.

Edit: Most of those necessary pieces are readily available without much R&D needed since it was done with previous Type RAs

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Old 06-05-2017, 10:03 AM   #67
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Sorry fan bois but the Type RA will only be available in Japan....as it always has been....
you keep ignoring the proof that they have confirmed it for the USDM market.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:05 AM   #68
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Not


Coming



Here



Ever




I have no idea why this is even getting any attention. They have always made alphabet soup special edition STI's and we got exactly Zero of them. They will not even sell us a Levorg.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:06 AM   #69
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you keep ignoring the proof that they have confirmed it for the USDM market.
What proof?. I have my words here in front of me, ready to eat.
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LEVORG?



My guess is if this is coming it will be 48-50k.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:46 AM   #71
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What proof?. I have my words here in front of me, ready to eat.

How about a second go-round....


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Since when has SOA ever announced a car from another market?

And this is in line ALSO with the "leak" statement from a poster of the JUV50 Heritage Blue. THAT is unconfirmed/rumor, of course; but, a piece falling in to place.
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How about a second go-round....







Since when has SOA ever announced a car from another market?

And this is in line ALSO with the "leak" statement from a poster of the JUV50 Heritage Blue. THAT is unconfirmed/rumor, of course; but, a piece falling in to place.
I believe that the heritage blue might be from another car like a soa 50th anniversary edition not the type ra
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Subaru of America Releases New Video Showcasing the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special
Cherry Hill, N.J. - 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.


They are announcing a new video of a record attempt. Nowhere did they say it was coming to the US. Geeze. Really? That is what passes for proof to you folks? Man, you are apt to believe anything if that passes for proof. SOA is hosting a video of a car trying to break a record. It will probably be very close to the Isle of Man TT car, which, not shockingly is NOT sold here either.

Show me where it says this car will be coming to the united states to be sold as a limited production model in this track configuration.

Unless you have that, you have ziltch. nothing. nada.

The production RA could be nothing more than a sticker and wing package or it could be a full all out race car. But nowhere did Subaru say it was coming to the states. The Levorg is a production car. It is not coming to the states.
I think if it was actually coming, they would say to be sold in the states.
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Subaru of America Releases New Video Showcasing the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special
Cherry Hill, N.J. - 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.


They are announcing a new video of a record attempt. Nowhere did they say it was coming to the US. Geeze. Really? That is what passes for proof to you folks? Man, you are apt to believe anything if that passes for proof. SOA is hosting a video of a car trying to break a record. It will probably be very close to the Isle of Man TT car, which, not shockingly is NOT sold here either.

Show me where it says this car will be coming to the united states to be sold as a limited production model in this track configuration.

Unless you have that, you have ziltch. nothing. nada.
Have you watched the video? Its a full on race car with undertray, roll cage, active aero, and like 600HP. I don't think any of us are under the illusion that the production Type RA will be anything like it. Unless its a very expensive version like the NR4 was.

I'm pretty sure it was in the OP along with the official press release but just in case.

http://media.subaru.com/pressrelease...ing-subaru-wrx

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Cherry Hill, N.J. - 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.
They clearly differentiate the car in the video as the NBR special, not the production.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:36 AM   #75
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agree, and nowhere did they say we are getting a higher performance STI in the US. Telling us about the Type RA is not the same as saying we are getting here on our side of the pond.

What has changed that would make me believe this is coming to the US?

Look anything is possible, but based on the past 15 years, I have no reason to think we would get anything like a Type RA we have seen in the past. If I recall those were all EJ207 powered vehicles with expensive light weight components and aggressive suspensions.

Sure they will tell us about the production type RA, but odds are it is not coming to the US in anything but a sticker package. No way we get a 2.0 liter the rest of the world gets.
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