The Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206 is a special variation of the third generation Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Alongside its performance package NBR Challenge Package, the S206 series' were exclusively sold in Japan for 300 units and were only available in the Pure White color.
The SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI was added in the Research & Development Update as a high-end Class D car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 517
- This was changed to 838 in the Showdown Update.
- MAX rank: 1070 (+553)
- This was changed to 1130 (+292) in the Showdown Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1354 (+284)
- This was changed to 1335 (+205) in the Showdown Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +90
- This was changed to +70 in the Showdown Update.
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 837
- This was changed to 497 in the Showdown Update.
- Upgrade rank percentages: 10/60/10/20
- Nitro Efficiency: 8/13/18
Although decent, the Impreza's acceleration statistic can be considered relatively low, given that many high-end cars of Class D feature exceptional acceleration.
The Impreza also features a large nitro stat, but with a low nitro efficiency.
However, the Impreza's main advantage is a huge Tuning Kit bonus and a large total speed, due to the large nitro which it features (cars with larger nitro statistics feature higher total speeds for their ranks, within Class D).
The Impreza has a moderately high handling statistic but a relatively low drifting statistic, at least when compared to other Class D cars.
The Impreza is not able to stand its ground as a Time-Limited Event car due to its absurdly high upgrade prices coupled up with inferior performance to the Mazda RX-8.
Other cars which are inferior to the Mazda RX-8, such as the nanoFlowcell QUANTINO and Donkervoort D8 GTO, see some usage in Multiplayer Time-Limited Events, as they have extreme acceleration and nitro efficiency statistics.
The Buick Avista Concept also holds the title of the highest-performing Elite or car in Class D, with the Impreza only coming in second place to this title. This further increases the Impreza's low usage in Time-Limited Events.
Note: The following sections are based on the Subaru Impreza's performance prior to the Showdown Update.
On the other hand, the Impreza does have some usability in Multiplayer. Although it isn't a "king" at any rank-bracket in Multiplayer, the Impreza can easily be rated as the third-best car within ranks below 800.
The best car within this bracket is a tie between the Ford F-150 and Renault DeZir, although the Ford F-150 is arguably superior to the Renault DeZir if the user runs an Extra Tank and avoids maps like Area 51 and Azure Coast.
The Impreza isn't as impressive as the Ford F-150 and Renault DeZir, both of which are superior speed-wise. The Ford F-150 possesses a ~7 mph (~10 km/h) higher speed and the Renault DeZir possesses a ~3 mph (~5 km/h) higher speed. The Impreza holds practically no advantage over either, other than its far superior base top speed statistic, which can be around 44 mph (70 km/h) faster; however, skillful Ford F-150 and Renault DeZir drivers will not allow themselves to run out of nitro. One should remember that the advantage of the Ford F-150 is total top speed, while the Renault DeZir's is nitro efficiency, and the Impreza's is raw top speed.
However, the Impreza outperforms the Camaro Z/28 in both speed and nitro duration (slightly). It also outperforms the Volkswagen Beetle Turbo in a similar way. The Impreza can also outperform the Porsche 959 if it avoids a rank of 850. The Impreza can easily outperform such cars as the Mazda 6, Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic, and Nissan Juke Nismo, at least at a rank around 800. The Impreza does have some small competition from the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, which is slightly slower but possesses a higher nitro efficiency (the Evoque has the same nitro efficiency of 5/10/15, but its speed is worse than the GLC Coupe at very low ranks, due the GLC Coupe having Elite-Tuning, which can enhance its speed further, by utilizing the Tuning Kit more effectively).
The Impreza has a buying price of 200,000. As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 736,000 while Pro Kits require 245,600, 40 of each Class D Part, 50 Early & Initial Techs each, and 40 i4 Engines.
The IMPREZA STI was on sale for a limited-time during the following periods:
The Impreza counts towards the Old School collection.
The Impreza was also part of the 21st Multiplayer Season, Spring Fling Season 2 as an Amateur League reward. Players who already had the Impreza would win 50,000 instead.