Subaru is no stranger to the Special Edition car, least of all where its vaunted WRX and STI are concerned. From Spec C to Prodrive to 22B, more than a handful of STI's around the world have been released as limited-run editions, often with stirring results. So, while we were more than a little bit surprised to see that big-wing crop up on the Subaru Twitter page today, we can't say as though its not true to the brand's history.

However, while most of the interesting WRX STI variants have been offered to Europe and Japan only, whatever is wearing that carbon-fiber-lipped wing is set to debut at the New York Auto Show this week.

We don't have a clue as to the precise nature of the car in front of that wing, save to say that it's likely based on the STI. We can guess, however that the extra vertical supports and the use of carbon fiber indicate a higher-performance version than currently exists. Anything from a racing application to some new goodies for the aftermarket are in the realm of possibility.

Expect to see Subaru's surprise unveiled at the NYC show on Wednesday. Till then, have fun guessing at what car may be attached to that mighty tail, below.


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      Ross B
      • 8 Months Ago
      It's clearly on an Impreza platform, but I'll just be here wishing they were teasing a production Forester STi for the 'States.
      Simon
      • 8 Months Ago
      More than likely its the new rally car. I saw awhile back Subaru rally team playing with a stock sti next to a few 2008-2013 hatch that were already prepped for last year's rallycross and rally runs. Doubt its for a mass production model.
      dude
      • 8 Months Ago
      Impreza Spec 2 Tier4 Tech S-Type NUR Ken Block crash edition...... with a few Monster badges thrown in and a Red Bull Fitted cap for the bros out there
      bonehead
      • 8 Months Ago
      That wing doubles as a bench, now with more lumbar support.
      Biff Tannen
      • 8 Months Ago
      Oh cool! mismatched colors AND carbon fiber! Count me in! Subaru trash.
        ravenosa
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Biff Tannen
        Wow. Bitter much? Your secretary car get left in the dust again by a Japanese performance car? Get over it, Biffy.
      Biff Tannen
      • 8 Months Ago
      TRASH
        AP1_S2K
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Biff Tannen
        that comment needs to end up where it belongs...under a pile of manure.
      Mbukukanyau
      • 8 Months Ago
      I hope it comes with a rice cooker
        ravenosa
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        Do over-priced/under-performing riced-out German secretary cars come with kraut steamers? That would be awesome.
          bonehead
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ravenosa
          Im pretty sure ravenosa(aol) here was wronged by a secretary at some point in his life.
      Ross
      • 8 Months Ago
      It's David Higgins 2015 Rally America Rally car.... The color is too similar on the wing to his current car. With a carbon fibre trunk and a neutral gray color as the body color.
      Slizzo
      • 8 Months Ago
      Wow such hate for this, especially while the big wing has always been an STI and special edition staple.
        Finklestein
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Slizzo
        Yup. You need one to make enough downforce to keep the car planted at high speeds due to the high horsepower eng- oh wait, never mind, this is an STi lol. In other words, pure rice.
          AP1_S2K
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Finklestein
          "finklestein"...you're probably used to pure bagel or matzah ball.
      Flaps
      • 8 Months Ago
      Knowing Subaru I bet it won't have any power upgrades.
      Biff Tannen
      • 8 Months Ago
      needs more STi stickers
      f575gtc
      • 8 Months Ago
      that wing is blue, blue starts with b, b also begins the name BRZ, the BRZ has a FA20 motor, this settles it the new STI will have KERS technology.
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