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News   January 15, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Subaru WRX STI S207 With Bilstein Shock Absorbers  


 

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The Subaru WRX was developed on the basis of many years of rallying experience and is already an icon of automotive pop culture. At the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese manufacturer presented a significantly upgraded version of the sports saloon in a strictly limited edition of 400 – with bespoke gas-pressure shock absorbers from Bilstein. It is called the WRX STI S207.

Regarding the suspension setup of the 328 HP road racer, the developers left nothing to chance: As the cooperation with Bilstein had proven highly successful on a previous special edition of the WRX, the German firm also equips the new STI S207 with a customised product package. The basic layout comes from the Bilstein B6 portfolio which consists of components that eclipse the ability of the original spare parts. After all, WRX drivers do like to take their vehicle to the limit every now and then.

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The individual features of the “suspension composition” are rather special. The DampMatic II technology implemented on the front axle has a mechanically controlled shock absorber adjustment to ensure perfect harmony between performance and driving comfort. Increasing body movement triggers an automatic increase of the required damping forces, which ensures maximum driving stability in combination with the passive Bilstein rear axle shock absorbers. A unique and mandatory feature of Bilstein components is that these shock absorbers also had to go through the renowned in-house test drive. The requirements of the race track were essential aspects for the involved engineers, who developed the individual setup of this super-fast Subaru. Consequently, the new WRX STI S207 provides driving pleasure without limits.


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