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Lightweight WRX to be shown in Tokyo


The WRX STI Carbon has a carbon-fibre roof to lower the weight and centre of gravity

Subaru has unveiled a new special edition variant based on the STI A-Line model called the Impreza WRX STI Carbon which – as its name suggests – includes new carbon-fibre components to reduce weight.

The Subaru WRX STI Carbon will be shown alongside the Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.

It's main feature is the carbon-fibre roof, which Subaru says will lower the hatchback's weight and centre of gravity.

Two engines are available in the STI hatch, either the 2.0-litre turbo that makes 227kW (308hp) and 422Nm of torque, or a 2.5-litre turbo making around 221kW (300hp) and maximum torque of 407Nm. tehy are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, suede is used on the dash and Recaro bucket seats to create a "pleasurable driving experience".

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