The car has been uprated mechanically with larger brakes housed behind 19in wheels and a multi-mode driver’s control centre differential to help with cornering agility.
Subaru says the WRX STI will not be produced any more as the brand’s performance pinnacle and it will instead use the car as inspiration for future models.
Despite this, Subaru produced a striking concept for the Tokyo motor show that appeared to foreshadow a next-generation performance car akin to the WRX STI. The Viziv Performance concept, if it reaches production, will go on sale under a new name following the announced death of the WRX STI.
Marking out the Final Edition WRX STI on the outside are a redesigned front bumper and a Final Edition badge. The brake calipers are painted yellow. The interior has also been upgraded, with gloss black trim and red highlights. The infotainment screen has grown to 5.9in and the instruments are revised.
The special-edition car costs £33,995, which is £2000 more than the standard WRX STI. Orders are being taken now.