The 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA And BRZ TS Are So Expensive Oh My God

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Okay, so, special edition cars: they’re guaranteed to be more expensive and exclusive. Look no further than the Porsche 911 R and the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup to see my point. I was expecting some markup on the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA and the BRZ tS, but I still balked after seeing the prices.


The Type RA has an increased power output to 310 horses due to a new cold air intake, high flow performance exhaust and stronger pistons. It has a six-speed manual with a revised third gear ratio and a short-throw shifter. Plus, it lost some weight. It has an upgraded suspension system and silver-painted brake calipers. There will only be 500 made. And they will set you back $48,995, plus $860 for destination and delivery.

A WRX STI with the Limited trim costs just under $41,000.

The BRZ tS has a re-tuned suspension system, 18-inch wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, better brakes and will come in blue, black or white. There will only be 500 made as well. It will cost $33,495, whereas a BRZ Limited comes to $27,645.

That’s nearly $50,000 for a WRX STI! That’s a lot of money! Although, if it makes you feel any better, I have a suspicion that 310 HP is underrated. Whoever has $50,000 to burn should buy one and figure out how much power it actually has.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.


Vincent Davidson

We’re in the midst of another asset bubble not unlike leading to 2008. Only this time it isn’t people using their house as an ATM. This time it’s vehicles financed with 84+ month loans.

An apples to oranges comparison, but explain to me how a new Chevrolet Tahoe is worth $50-60k+?

$48k for an STI is even MORE batshit.

My advice, don’t buy this.