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Subaru S208 is the latest in STI's forbidden fruit

It's not much crazier than the S207 before it, but the US still can't have it, and that makes us sad.

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Two years ago, Subaru unveiled its hopped-up STI S207 at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. 

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The S208 builds on the success of the S207.

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Subaru made sure to include improvements to the car's performance, and its center of gravity is a bit lower, as well.

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Under the hood is a modified version of the Japanese STI's 2.0-liter flat-four engine, putting out about 324 horsepower.

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As with the S207 before it, the S208 features a faster steering rack, torque vectoring, Bilstein dampers and Brembo brakes.

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A paddle on the steering wheel lets the owner spray the intercooler with a temperature-reducing mist. 

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If that's not enough for you, there's a NBR Challenge package that pays homage to Subaru's efforts on the Nürburgring. 

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If demand goes beyond the number of vehicles in production, everyone will be thrust into a lottery system to figure out who gets one. 

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While a base STI starts at ¥3,866,400 (roughly $34,000) in Japan, the S208 starts at a hefty ¥5,800,000 ($51,000).

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of Subaru's latest, quickest sedan.

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