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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.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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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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