JDM Subaru WRX STI Carbon Messes With A Good ThingS

For Tokyo, Subaru's revealed the WRX STI Carbon. It takes the Subaru WRX STI, replaces the regular roof with carbon fiber, adds suede seats to enhance "driving excitement" and comes with the JDM-spec automatic transmission.

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We understand the decision to further lower the weight of the WRX STI, so we guess the carbon fiber roof makes sense. But we don't have the slightest idea why Subaru would decide to then boost said weight savings with suede seats — something we don't think really "enhances driving excitement." Sort of like the JDM-only automatic transmission. Puh-lease Subaru, do not be bringin' this here, kay?

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IMPREZA WRX STI CARBON (Display model)

Based on the Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line model with 5 speed automatic transmission that offers distinctive driving performance to a wider range of customers, the Subaru Impreza WRX CARBON features the use of carbon material in the roof to achieve both a significant weight reduction and a lower center of gravity. In addition, the suede fabric used in the interior enhances driving excitement and pride of ownership