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Subaru WRX STI S208 is a Japan-only track special

The Japan-only S208 is the progenitor to the new S209.

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Subaru STI S208
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The S208 was only sold in Japan.

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Subaru sold this car in extremely limited numbers.

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The S208 is based on the WRX STI sedan.

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It uses a 2.0-liter engine and a six-speed manual transmission.

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Like all WRX STIs, all-wheel drive is standard.

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The S208 is the progenitor to the new Subaru S209.

Subaru STI S208
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The S209 is wider than this S208, and has better tires.

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The S208 is an absolute riot on the track.

Subaru STI S208
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These cars are super rare, even in Japan.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the Subaru STI S208.

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