Subaru has announced the pricing for the limited edition 2018 WRX STI Type RA and 2018 BRZ tS models, which are slated to arrive in the spring. The 2018 WRX STI Type RA arrives with an astonishing price tag set at $49,855, while the BRX tS is priced at $34,355.
The 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA adds a carbon fiber roof panel, carbon fiber pedestal wing and 19-inch alloy wheels. A new cold air intake and high flow performance exhaust system increases the final horsepower spec to 310 horsepower and the 6-speed manual transmission has a revised 3rd gear ratio and short throw shifter. The WRX STI Type RA is also a little lighter thanks to the lighter materials and the deletion of the spare tire.
To improve its performance the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA has an upgraded Bilstein STI sport-tuned suspension with special Bilstein dampers for the inverted-strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension.
To help it stand out from the regular WRX STI, the WRX STI Type RA features an exclusive Cherry Blossom Red accent around both the front mesh grille and new rear bumper cover along with BBS 19-inch forged alloy wheels in gold finish. An STI front underspoiler has also been added. The exterior mirrors, a roof-mounted shark fin antenna and STI fender badges now come in a black finish and the rear deck lid displays the Type RA badge. The WRX STI Type RA will be available in WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Crystal White Pearl.
The 2018 Subaru BRZ tS adds STI-tuned front and rear SACHS dampers and coil springs as well as an STI flexible V-brace in the engine compartment. The BRZ tS rides on 215/40 R 18 Michelin Pilot Sport tires. It also gets an upgraded braking system with Brembo rotors, 4-piston front calipers and 2-piston rear calipers.
The BRZ tS exterior features an exclusive manually adjustable STI carbon fiber rear spoiler plus front, rear and side underspoilers. The tS will also be available in WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Crystal White Pearl.
Subaru plans to only produce 500 units of each model.