More enthusiast-focused” WRX TR to debut at Subiefest Florida

Colin
By Colin Wood
Sep 27, 2023 | Subaru, WRX, subaru wrx, Subiefest, Subiefest Florida, WRX TR

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Subaru announced today that it plans to unveil the “sharper and more enthusiast-focused" WRX TR at the upcoming Subiefest Florida–slated for October 7 at Daytona International Speedway–with the help of Subaru drivers Travis Pastrana and Bucky Lasek.

GRM will also be in attendance, so stay tuned for updates from Subiefest Florida.

While we're keeping our fingers crossed for a model not unlike the former WRX STI S209, we're also prepared for Subaru to give us a WRX fitted with the BRZ tS treatment.

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Comments
J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
9/27/23 9:50 a.m.

The WRX STi we test drove last year was a bunch of fun, IMO, despite the lack of speed on track. If Subaru's "enthusiast-focused" treatment includes enhancements to make it faster, it could be a winner.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/27/23 11:37 a.m.

I see this as an absolute win regardless of whether we get more power or just a retweaking of the suspension and a cool wing.

myusdmcavalier
myusdmcavalier New Reader
9/27/23 11:58 a.m.

May not be the sti we all wanted, but will definetly be the fastest 2024 wrx. I wonder what the price will be.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/27/23 12:23 p.m.

They should have had this in Maryland as both Pastrana and Lasek are from the Old Line state. 

 

That being said, I always felt that TR Subarus were more stripped down with fewer features that in turn made them more driver focused and also left items that often get aftermarket upgrades primed to be swapped out. Sorta like the MR Evo's. 

RyanGreener (Forum Supporter)
RyanGreener (Forum Supporter) Reader
9/27/23 4:47 p.m.

The new WRX and Civic Si are the only two candidates for a newer car that I would like to buy and this is a bit intriguing. I'd love for a cheaper, even more stripped down version of the base model. I wouldn't even mind if it just had basic upgrades, but call me crazy, but I'd be bummed out if this enthusiast version had eyesight on the manuals. That's an automatic (no pun intended) no go for me.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
9/28/23 8:49 a.m.

The GR Corolla right now is the only car I'd trade the turbo BRZ for, but I guess I could be interested here.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/28/23 9:48 a.m.

I suspect it will the be the wheels/brakes/light aero treatment.

I had my heart set on buying a next-gen WRX STi until it was canceled. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/28/23 10:05 a.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

I'll laugh if it's $4500 more for color matching wheel arch trim. 

Don Fip
Don Fip GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/28/23 6:03 p.m.

Just picked up a base model, I'd be happy if Subaru offered the brembos as an accessory.  Order some color matched cladding next and I'll send it :)

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/28/23 6:41 p.m.
Don Fip said:

Just picked up a base model, I'd be happy if Subaru offered the brembos as an accessory.  Order some color matched cladding next and I'll send it :)

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