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Subaru Reveals New Series.Hyperblue Variants for Sporty BRZ, WRX STI Models

Subaru Reveals New Series.Hyperblue Variants for Sporty BRZ, WRX STI Models

By Joseph Dobrian, July 02, 2015

Subaru has announced a couple of new, limited-edition 2016 Series.HyperBlue models, which will go on sale this fall. The 2016 Series.HyperBlue will be limited to 700 examples of the WRX STI and 500 Subaru BRZs, all featuring the automaker's exclusive Hyper Blue exterior paint and matching interior trim.

The WRX STI features a 305-horsepower, 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, rally-bred drivetrain, and Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) symmetrical all-wheel drive (AWD). Standard handling technologies include active torque vectoring, multi-mode vehicle dynamics control, and a Brembo performance brake system with super sport anti-lock brakes. The Series.HyperBlue trim adds exclusive blue stitching to the standard Alcantara seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, manual transmission shifter boot, and console. The carpeted floor mats bear the traditional Cherry Red STI logo. The new Series.HyperBlue WRX STI also features 18-in. BBS Black Alloy wheels and black badging with black painted exterior mirrors. Subaru's Starlink 7-in. multimedia navigation system features 9 Harman Kardon speakers and a 440-watt amplifier.

The WRX STI also features a specially reinforced 6-speed manual transmission. A flat-bottom, leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel integrates switches for audio and Bluetooth. The STI Design electroluminescent gauge panel integrates a 3.5-in. central LCD screen that displays functions such as windshield washer fluid level and the selected gear. Also standard on the Series.HyperBlue version: keyless access, push-button start, and welcome lighting.

The Subaru BRZ is powered by a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Standard for 2016 are a Starlink multimedia system with a 6.2-in. single-touch gesture display, and an illuminated start button. The BRZ Series.HyperBlue cabin features leather and Alcantara upholstery, with Hyper Blue leather seat bolsters and head restraints. Blue stitching accents the seats and the blue and black leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as the shift lever boot and leather-wrapped parking brake handle. The blue motif carries to the center console kneepads and door trim. An embroidered silver BRZ logo accents the front seatbacks. Carpeted floor mats also display the BRZ logo and blue stitching. The exterior features 17-in. black alloy wheels, black glossy badging, and black-finish exterior mirrors.

Pricing has not been announced for the new Series.HyperBlue models.

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