Legacy STI Experience
Pack even more performance into a new Legacy 3.6RS with an STI Performance Kit. With a 10% increase in power and torque*, as well as enhanced handling and responsiveness, they'll go fast.
And at only $59,990*, they'll go even faster.
*Vehicle testing and development is carried out in New Zealand under controlled conditions. Offer based on 2018 Subaru Legacy 3.6RS at RRP of $54,990 with STI Performance Kit at special price of $5,000 incl. fitment (valued at $8,000) for a total cost of $59,990 incl. GST. Excludes lease, government and rental purchases and on-road costs. Accessories included are only those outlined on subaru.co.nz/offers/sti. Offer is not in conjunction with any other special, discount or promotional offer. Available at participating dealers only. Available until 31st December 2018 or while stocks last. Subaru reserves the right to vary, withdraw or extend this offer.
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The seeds of STI were planted in 1972, when Subaru campaigned the Leone in the Australia’s Southern Cross Rally. After their first foray into competition, Subaru made history with the first AWD car entered in the World Rally Championship (WRC), when the Leone 4WD entered the Safari Rally in 1980. In 1988, STI was founded and they quickly made a powerful statement by smashing the 100,000km World Speed Record. New Zealand’s Possum Bourne worked in collaboration with the fledgling STI Japan and went on to win multiple Australian and Asia-Pacific championships.
After STI’s successful start in racing, the sights were set on the World Rally Championship (WRC). Fittingly, the first victory came at the New Zealand Rally in 1993, where the STI Legacy won triumphantly. The STI team then started experimenting and landed on what would be the base of Subaru STI heritage, the Impreza STI. The success that followed was beyond anyone’s wildest dreams – 2nd overall in 1994, Manufacturers’ Titles 1995 and 1996, and a stunning 8 of 14 races won in 1997. Subaru became the first Japanese company to win a Manufacturers’ Title for 3 consecutive years. With 47 WRC wins and counting, STI led Subaru to more rally wins than any other Japanese manufacturer. This success, coupled with the heroics of drivers like Colin McRae (1995 drivers’ champion), Richard Burns (2001 champion) and Petter Solberg (2003 champion), would solidify Subaru and STI among the most respected and iconic brands in the rally scene.
STI production roots
While the Impreza STI led the way, many other production vehicles based on STI’s racing philosophy brought rally-proven technology to the masses. In 1994, the first WRX STI was released with a turbocharged Boxer engine, Driver Controlled Central Differential (DCCD) and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Rally-based models continued, and the STI team created the Impreza 22B STI, with all 400 limited edition models sold out within a few days. The S201 followed, then the S202, S203, S204, S205, and S206 – all limited edition, exclusive models with the highest level of performance and workmanship available. The WRX STI is still part of the Subaru model line up today in New Zealand.
STI on the track
2008 marked a shift as Subaru and STI ended their WRC involvement and began a new era of racing challenges. STI started its conquest of the tarmac with the Japanese SUPER GT series. This competitive style of racing allowed the Subaru Boxer engine to prove its worth with strong finishes from the Legacy race car and then BRZ race car, which took 5 pole positions in the 2013 season. Putting their performance prowess to the ultimate test, STI also raced in The Nürburgring 24-Hour race in Germany. At a race where only the most resilient cars and drivers prevail, the STI Nürburgring Challenge race car succeeded in 2011 and 2012, earning class victories.
STI performance today
The sixth-generation Legacy 3.6RS has evolved to be one of the most powerful production Legacy models yet, and the STI brand continues to be refined to embody some of the most iconic technology seen on both gravel and tarmac. The Legacy 3.6RS with STI Performance kit brings the best of both worlds combining power and sophistication, taking the it to the next level and beyond.