WRX RS40 Makes It Sporty

Wed, 31/07/2013

In its 40th anniversary year and 20 years since the original turbocharged “pocket rocket” WRX went on sale in Japan, Subaru Australia has launched the last of its current generation WRX special editions, the RS40.

The All-Wheel Drive WRX RS40 adds more than $7000 of value-packed features that pay tribute to Subaru’s motorsport heritage.

WRX RS40 is available for pre-order now and will be in showrooms from the end of August.

They include the iconic combination of WR blue mica paint, gold-coloured 17-inch alloy wheels and a variety of Subaru Tecnica International (STI) components - a clear reminder of the brand’s local and international rallying success.

Subaru Managing Director, Nick Senior, said: “This feature-packed special edition makes a direct visual link to the original World Rally Blue WRXs that did so much to grow Subaru’s performance credentials globally.

“WR Blue remains a customer favourite colour in the WRX palette, so it’s entirely fitting that this last-in-line special edition of the current car carries the famous blue and gold combination.”

He added: “WRX has always been a winner for customers in the retained value stakes and the special editions in particular give it even more cache, so with only 300 of these available, we anticipate high demand.”

The additional features are:

Recaro seats with blue coloured Alcantara inserts

  • STI rear spoiler
  • STI front lip spoiler
  • STI short shift gear assembly
  • STI flexible tower strut brace
  • Gold-coloured 17" WRX alloy wheels
  • Exclusive RS40 decals
  • Numbered RS40 internal badge

The WRX RS40 is only available in sedan and is strictly limited to 300 units, all in WR Blue Mica paint. 

With six World Rally Championship titles and 10 consecutive Australian Rally Championship titles, WRX’s place in history is assured and WRX RS40 is the perfect blend of Subaru's past and present.


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