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New Subaru WRX Club Spec 2021 pricing and specs detailed: Hotter Hyundai i30 N rival rockets in

The Club Spec kicks off the current-generation WRX’s farewell tour.

Subaru Australia will release a limited-edition version of the WRX into showrooms in the coming weeks, with the Club Spec to pay homage to the current generation of the sports sedan.

Limited to 150 units, the Club Spec is available with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), priced from $47,990 and $50,490 plus on-road costs respectively.

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 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 per the ‘regular’ WRX, the Club Spec is powered by a 197kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol boxer four-cylinder engine, which is mated to Subaru’s signature symmetrical all-wheel-drive system.

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.

2021 Subaru WRX Club Spec pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
Club Specmanual$47,990
Club Specautomatic$50,490