Subaru’s mighty Impreza WRX STI has wowed people from all over the world, thanks to the surprising amount of power it packs under its hood. Fans of the car in the UK will undoubtedly be pleased to know that a special edition model of the WRX STI will be coming to their shores in the form of the Subaru WRX STI 340R.

The sole focus of this unique piece is to give the sports car more power than the standard model. That should be a plus considering that the base trim of the all-wheel-drive rubber burner already packs a punch in the form of 305 horsepower and 290 lb/ft of torque.

With the WRX STI 340R though, Subaru performed a menu of modifications, including an ECU remap and the addition of new intake and exhaust systems. The result is a car that packs an output of 340 PS - hence the name, 340R - that then translates to 335 horsepower. On top of that, the car’s torque number was also improved to 361 lb/ft, which means even more hoontastic exploits for its drivers.

All that being said, the WRX STI 340R won’t come cheap because it’s set to be sold in the UK for £28,594, which is around $45,000 based on current exchange rates. Quite a princely sum, isn’t it?

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  (377) posted on 09.3.2012

Nobody expected that this Subaru will be powerful like this. Good news that UK will be the first having the WRX.

  (647) posted on 09.2.2012

I don’t think they need to further intensified its performance. The power it has right now has wowed the world.

  (780) posted on 08.31.2012

It has only 335 HP right? There are no difference in HP and PS. If it is 335HP therefore it must be 335PS also right?

  (331) posted on 08.31.2012

They should give it a new supercharge engine to have more power on its output.

  (1332) posted on 08.30.2012

They just want to repeat what they did when they released the first generation of Subaru models. I think chances are good for them.

  (579) posted on 08.30.2012

Will it be the same if they implement the turbocharged engine on this WRX?

  (613) posted on 08.30.2012

I think it’s already good. If they improved and enhanced this, it might have an increase on its current prices.

  (119) posted on 08.28.2012

I hope the next generation evo gets a powerboost to keep up with this.

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