Subaru WRX STI TC380 announced in Japan

New limited edition model may have up to 280kW of power

The Subaru WRX STI TC380, the latest in a long line of limited edition WRX models, has gone on sale in Japan.

According to the Fuji Subaru car dealership, the TC380 was developed under the supervision of Toshihiro Arai, a former driver with the Subaru World Rally Team.

Unfortunately Subaru has yet to launch the car’s promised mini-site, so the only image we have of the TC380 is its badge (above).

The WRX STI TC380 is based on the Japanese market WRX STI, so it presumably features a 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four engine. Although it has yet to be confirmed, the car’s name suggests it will have around 380PS (279kW) of power.

Key modifications include a number of HKS components, including the tuner’s GT III RS Sport turbine kit, Super Turbo muffler, and metal catalyser.

Other changes include a new front suspension brace and RQA air filter made by Arai Motorsports, as well as specially designed Recaro seats and a carbon-fibre boot lip spoiler.

The car is available to order in Japan. Prices start from ¥4,965,840 ($62,255), including taxes, with production limited to 50 units.

Like other recent limited edition WRX models, such as the WRX STI Type RA-R, we expect the TC380 will be a Japan-exclusive model.