• Apr 7th 2010 at 4:55PM
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Subaru WRX Club Spec 10-click above for high-res image gallery

There are more iterations of the Subaru WRX than there are wallabies in the bush. At least it feels that way to Australians. As the name suggests, the WRX Club Spec 10 is the 10th special edition Rex that Subaru has seen fit to grace the land down unda. We don't actually get special WRX editions here in the States (save one STI variant), but that's okay as Subaru seems to completely redesign their hot little rally champ every 24 months. However, if we did live in the world's most scenic former British penal colony, here's what we'd get.

Starting up front you'd get the lip spoiler off the STI for enhanced aerodynamics that (supposedly) "improves stability and cornering." Then there's a "flexible" strut tower brace to improve stiffness steering. We think "flexible" is Australian for "adjustable" because there's also a "flexible" lower bar (sway bar) as well as a front end chassis brace. All of this will help reduce front end floppiness and sharpen up the already famed WRX's handling reflexes.

WRX Club Spec 10 owners also get slightly wider 17-inch STI wheels, leather seats, sunroof and sat nav. This isn't the very greatest WRX kit we've ever encountered, but Subaru of Australia is limiting the total Club Spec 10 output to just 250 units. meaning that each one is assured to be collectible. How much? $49,990 Australian dollars, or just over $46,000 in our non antipodean currency.

[Source: Subaru]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Thats a really nice special edition. You actually get more bang for your buck if i understand correctly. I was looking at the australian subie site and a normal WRX starts at 45k, and this only costs 50k and comes with quite a lot of kit. Can you imagine getting that on a north american WRX for the equivalent of less than 3k? Just for reference, the aussie STI apparently starts at around 68k. At least in US the sti costs less than 50% more than an WRX, but in australia apparently it costs closer to double! I bet the australians will be extra relieved now that the WRX's will get the same widebody treatment. and im sure you can make up for the 30 hp easily with one or two engine mods.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Too bad it looks so much like a Corrola S with the ground effects kit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is it that these companies keep coming out with versions that are supposed to be for the track (or at least give that notion) and have fricken leather seats? If you're doing anything on track, you don't want leather seats that you'll slide around in...unless they're suede.
      • 5 Years Ago
      From the A-pillar back, that is SO a Corolla.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Fine with me, keeps it under the radar.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know about the strut bar and the chassis brace but last I heard sway bars were supposed to be flexible ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        The chassis brace was not mentioned to be anything other than typical. The strut tower brace and sway bars, as it was mentioned, being adjustable, is quite nice as far as stock parts go. In fact it might be a first for being offered as OEM. The "flexible" is explained to be more of a bad translation than anything.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, they definitely don't mean "adjustable". They really do mean flexible - the middle section of the strut is rubber: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f70/sti-flexible-strut-tower-bar-front-photos-video-58562/
      • 5 Years Ago
      See? Widebody WRX sedan looks better!
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, the sedan is too tall and skinny. Subie making the car wider & lower helps get away from that.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually quite the opposite.

        The wide-body looks like an afterthought stamped into the steel.

        They took a mostly boring looking car, and turned it into an even uglier car. The thing is, the front and rear ends, and roofline were the problem with the 4-door sedan Impreza body... not the sides.

        They made the front and rear worse, except the admittedly better grille for 2011, and ruined the sides, and didn't fix the roof.

        The Kia Forte 3-pack look better than the Impreza... if only one could get a good looking Subaru, or a fantastic AWD driveline in a better looking Kia body...

        Subaru had better wake up and pay attention that the Koreans are eating their lunch on the styling and value-for-$$ fronts, even if they don't compete for technical outright performance.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah can't wait for the Wide-body WRX and Sedan STI. And the Toyobaru of course
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