Subaru has launched a limited edition Impreza WRX STI for the US market.
The Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition will be limited to just 125 units and it will make its debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week.
The main change over the standard WRX STi occurs under the skin, where the car gets an upgraded performance suspension system from the Japanese Spec C model. This adds a thicker rear stabiliser bar, stiffer rear sub-frame bushings and upgraded springs.
The front springs are now 16 per cent stiffer than the standard car, while the rear springs are 29 per cent stiffer.
All 125 models will be in Aspen White and feature charcoal 18-inch 14-spoke alloy wheels with performance Dunlop SP600 tyres, both from the Spec C. Brembo Performance Brakes also feature, as do limited-slip differentials at the front and rear.
The 301bhp, 290lb ft turbocharged boxer engine is the same as the base car's. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Prices will be revealed at the LA show. No one from Subaru was immediately available for comment on whether this car or a similar model would be coming to the UK.