Bound for Australia: The Exclusive 2021 Subaru WRX Club Spec
- on August 18, 2020
- Categories: Car Reviews
The Subaru WRX has been a popular model in Australia for several years, but it’s soon to be discontinued for a newer model. To bid farewell to this long-loved car, Subaru are releasing a highly limited production model --- the Subaru WRX Club Spec. Only 150 of these cars will be made exclusively for the Australian market, making it a very special edition indeed.
While the outside won’t boast too many radical changes, there’ll be plenty of exclusive special edition exterior badging to ensure that if you own one of these exclusive models, everyone else will know it. It retains its sleek, aerodynamic shape, but has lost some of the additions like the rear spoiler.
The WRX Club Spec will be powered by a familiar 2.0L boxer engine, delivering 264hp and 350Nm of torque. Choose from 3 stunning colours, including WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Crystal White Pearl. The exterior is further augmented by gorgeous 18” alloy wheels, matte black Club Spec badging, and fantastic Brembo brake calipers (manual version only). These even feature four-piston units up front.
This hardware doesn’t make the WRX Club Spec faster, but the superbly balanced and powerful engine and high-quality brake calipers are still those of a performance machine. Whether you’re picking up the kids or making a serious impression downtown, the Club Spec promises to be the finest Subaru WRX model yet.
Those who have long admired the car are sure to appreciate the exterior beauty, but what will really attract them is the interior. To prove you’re a member of this rather exclusive 150-strong club, you’ll be able to show your passengers the custom numbered internal Club Spec badging. Beyond that, your WRX Club Spec interior features Recardo sports bucket seats, an 8-speaker Harman Kardon sound system complete with sub-woofer and amplifier, a gorgeous Ultrasuede® STI steering wheel --- it’s all about having the finer things.
Exclusivity is the name of the game with the Subaru WRX Club Spec. Not only is this model to be unique to the Australian market, but we’ll only ever get 150. You can get the Club Spec either as a 6-speed manual or as a 7-speed CVT automatic. The price reflects the dual premiums you pay on rarity and typical Subaru quality. The manual model is expected at a starting price of just under AU$48,000. The automatic is expected at just under AU$50,500. These figures won’t include on-road costs.
What better way to farewell an old automotive friend, the Subaru WRX, than with this incredible special edition model? It’s big news for the lucky few that can get their hands on one of these remarkable machines.