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Subaru WRX STI Type RA Is Popular At Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival

There were lots of Subaru WRX STI performance cars at the Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival this weekend, but a few stood out for us.


The 2017 Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival in Denver was held yesterday and it was a big success. It was a great weekend for the Denver area Subie Festival. The weather was perfect and hundreds of fans showed up with their WRX, WRX STI’s, Foresters, Outbacks and BRZs at Sports Authority Field in Denver.

Most of the cars displayed were Subaru WRX and WRX STIs, but there were also a few tricked out Foresters, Crosstreks and BRZs scattered throughout the lineup of cars. They were on display at the largest gathering of Subaru enthusiasts in the Rocky Mountain area.

Subaru of America brought the new 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA to the Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival in Denver this weekend along with Petter Solberg's 2006 WRC Impreza, a JDM only WRX STI S202, the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS, and Chris Atkinson's WRX STI Global Rallycross Supercar.

Fans were interested in the special 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA that will be limited to 500 examples when it arrives next year. The Type RA (Record Attempt) model gets a 5 horsepower upgrade over the standard 2.5-liter EJ25 turbo boxer engine. The rear deck lid finishes the look with a WRX STI Type RA badge.


Subaru Tecnica International (STI) worked in some new engine mods, it gets a revised suspension, a carbon fiber roof, Brembo brake upgrades and the six-speed gearbox gets re-tuned with a revised 3rd gear ratio mated to a short throw shifter. Subaru says the weight reduction, additional horsepower and revised gearbox all contribute to faster acceleration.

Subaru also brought the new 2018 BRZ tS limited edition model to the Denver show. It’s coming early next year with suspension upgrades, STI-tuned front and rear SACHS dampers and coil springs, new 18-inch lightweight STI wheels, and Brembo brakes are installed at all four corners to round-out the BRZ tS performance package. It’s also limited to 500 examples.

Subaru fans to numerous to count came out in droves to the 2017 Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival in Denver this weekend. It was a day created just for Subaru enthusiasts as hundreds of fans gathered in Denver, Colorado at the Sports Authority Stadium parking lot for a day of fun and showing off their Subies.

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