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Subaru Will Now Sell You A Badass Turn-Key Rally Car From The Factory

But there’s a catch.

Welcome to theSubaru Impreza WRX STI NR4, which is a stripped, caged and prepped rallyvehicle straight from the factory. The rally car has Subaru's turbocharged2.0-liter flat-four that makes 280 hp and 413 lb.-ft. of torque with atwo-stage anti-lag. To handle rally stages, the STI NR4 has a Hewland five-speed dog box, a limited slip diff in the front and rear along with an electronically controlled diff in thecenter. Other goodies include brakes from AR Racing, Öhlins three-way adjustable dampers and a button that sprays water on the intercooler.

As a turn-key rallyvehicle, the STI NR4 has a full roll cage, Sparco fiberglass bucket seats withsix-point harnesses, a three-spoke steering wheel and two fireextinguishers. So far, the STI NR4 sounds like one hell of a vehicle, but there’sthree things that will make you rethink purchasing the vehicle. The first is that the STI NR4 is not road-legal. The second is that these will not be available at dealerships. Subaru has putrace shops in charge of assembling the vehicle, such as JRM in the United Kingdom. Lastly, Subaruhas no plans to sell the vehicle in the US, so American drivers are out ofluck. Pricing for the rally-ready STI NR4 is set at approximately $160,000 in the UK.

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