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2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 Prototype: A love letter from Japan

The US finally gets one of Subaru's coveted STI S-line models.

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Subaru's new STI S209 is underneath that camouflage. 

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The S209 is the first STI S-line car to be sold in the US.

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The S209 gets a boosted version of Subaru's 2.5-liter flat-4 engine.

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Subaru estimates 341 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque are on tap.

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The S209 is 1.7 inches wider than a standard STI.

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The front and rear tracks are 0.6 inch wider than a stock STI.

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Specially developed Dunlop tires offer tremendous grip.

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That massive rear wing is the same one found on the STI Type RA.

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It's unclear how much the S209 will cost when it goes on sale later this year.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the new Subaru STI S209.

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