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The Subaru IMPREZA Coupe WRX typeR STi Version VI '99 is a road car produced by Subaru. It first appears in Gran Turismo 2, and has returned in every main game since, except for Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.43, released on August 27, 2019. It will later appear in Gran Turismo 7.

Colors[]

Four colors are available for this car:

  • Gran Blue Mica
  • Cool Gray Metallic
  • Arctic Silver Metallic
  • Pure White

In-game description[]

"Now with newly designed aerodynamic parts; The final model of the type-GC coupe."

In March 1998, Subaru introduced the Version 22B-STi, based on the WRX coupe STi Version IV. The "22" in its name signified engine size, a 2.2-liter flat-4. With a larger turbo, this boxer pumped out 276 HP and 267.6 ft-lb of torque, making it as fast as many European sports cars costing twice as much. But the car's biggest draw was its styling that featured wide-body fenders, making it look very similar to the WRC race car. The 22B's production was limited to 400 units, but all of them were snatched up in a matter of months, despite a price tag of 5 million yen or about $50,000.

Not long after the 22B, Subaru took the covers off the STi Version V in September 1998. In addition to new aerodynamic parts on the exterior, the new STi received a new sport ABS to help stopping power.

In September 1999, the STi Version VI appeared featuring only modest changes that included a new front under spoiler, a reshaped rear spoiler and redesigned 16-in. alloy wheels. The competition model, the RA, came complete with mirror shells on the doors and sheeted rear quarter panels, designed to save weight. The STi Version VI marked the end of the GC-platform. What made this car especially noteworthy was that in its eight-year span, the WRX's body style stayed generally constant, staying true to the original.

Acquisition[]

GT2[]

This car can be bought at the Subaru New Cars Dealership in East City for 30,090 Credits.

GT4[]

This car can be bought at the Used Car Showroom (Late '90s) for around 19,500 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage.

GTPSP[]

This car can be purchased for 30,090 Credits.

GT5[]

As a Standard car, the Subaru IMPREZA Coupe WRX typeR STi Version VI '99 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 24,008 Credits. It is a Level 6 car.

GT6[]

This car can be purchased for 30,090 Credits. It is a simplified car.

GT Sport[]

This car can be purchased in the Subaru section of Brand Central for 30,000 Credits.

GT7[]

This car can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 53,800 Credits.

Trivia[]

  • Despite appearing in nearly all Gran Turismo games to date (with the exception of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec), this car didn't receive an updated model and interior view until it was added to Gran Turismo Sport.
  • Prior to update 1.47, this vehicle was not permitted to enter the Boxer Spirit event in Gran Turismo Sport, despite having a boxer engine.
  • In GT Sport, it is possible to adjust the 4WD torque distribution settings in both the settings menu and during races, like with Gr.B rally and road cars, although the available values are reduced compared to Gr.B cars (50:50 to 35:65 while Gr.B cars allows from 50:50 to 10:90), due to this car being a road car.
  • In GT7, GT Auto provides visual parts that allows the car to resemble lower-trim Impreza WRX models. Additionally, if a custom license plate is installed, the front bumper will also change in which the bar holding the default front license plate also disappears with it.

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