As such, the manual and CVT variants of the Club Spec command $7500 and $7000 premiums respectively over the entry-level WRX grade upon which they are based, although buyers are compensated for the extra spend with a longer list of standard equipment.
Specifically, the Club Spec adds 18-inch STI alloy wheels, red Brembo brake callipers (manual only), matte-black ‘WRX’ and ‘Club Spec’ bootlid badges, and a Crystal Black finish for its side-mirror caps, shark-fin antenna and rear lip spoiler.
Inside, the Club Spec picks up an eight-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, front Recaro bucket seats with heating, an Ultrasuede-trimmed STI sports steering wheel, carbon-fibre dashboard trim and a numbered ‘Club Spec’ build plate.
The Club Spec picks up front Recaro bucket seats and an Ultrasuede-trimmed STI sports steering wheel.
The Club Spec comes with three paintwork options: WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Crystal White Pearl.
As reported, the next-generation WRX is expected to be revealed in April next year. It is surprisingly set to be offered with two engine options, with the 1.8- and 2.4-litre units punching out about 147kW/294Nm and 200kW/400Nm respectively.
Meanwhile, the next-generation WRX STI will reportedly be launch in the spring of 2022, with it to pack a more potent version of the new WRX’s 2.4-litre engine, producing about 294kW/489Nm, or 73kW/82Nm more than the existing model’s 2.5-litre unit.