Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  We Want, But Can’t Have, the Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition
Subscribe to the Free

We Want, But Can’t Have, the Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition

Limited to 30 units for South Africa

Kelly Pleskot
Nov 14, 2018

Subaru has revealed a very good-looking STI with power to back up its racier appearance. Unfortunately for us, the automaker is making only 30 copies, and they're all destined for South Africa.

The Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition features a highlighter yellow body kit complete with a front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser. There are also matching yellow Brembo brakes, Diamond Edition badging on the rear wing, 20mm spacers for a wider stance, and an STI engine brace. According to Subaru's Diamond Edition web page, available exterior paint colors include red, blue, dark grey, and white.

2019 Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition top view Photo 2/14   |   We Want, But Can’t Have, the Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition


Subaru says the model can hit 62 mph in 5.03 seconds. Under the hood, it delivers 349 hp and 342 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful production STI ever released in South Africa. Of course, the Japan-only Subaru WRX STI TC 380 is more potent, churning out 380 hp. Subaru is only making 50 copies of that car.

The Diamond Edition is one limited edition model built to celebrate the 30th anniversary of STI. Another special edition is the WRX STI Type RA, of which 500 copies were allotted to the U.S. Additional units were sent to Canada.

Watch the video below to see the Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition in action.

Source:, Subaru Southern Africa via Facebook

By Kelly Pleskot
355 Articles



Riding shotgun with Randy "the Rocket" Pobst as he takes on Willow Springs in a 2020 Civic Type R
RodrezSep 18, 2020
Other than its color-scheme the connection between this Civic DX hatchback and the late, great Kobe Bryant isn't completely clear, but talk to its builder, GhostboyAki, and things clear up in rather short order.
RodrezSep 17, 2020
Here's a rundown of what each of the Super Street Network staff think about Nissan's latest and greatest
RodrezSep 16, 2020
The 2020 Hot Wheels Legends Tour may have gone virtual due to the ongoing health concerns around COVID-19 but that doesn't mean the fun has to end!
Sam DuSep 16, 2020
With VW Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack models perishing in the US after the 2019 model year, we're left only to stare from afar at the recently revealed European-market Golf Variant (wagon) and Alltrack.
Alex KiersteinSep 16, 2020
Sponsored Links