Is the WRX STI type RA worth the money?

WRX STI type RA badge
WRX STI type RA Badge

Subaru has souped up the WRX STI to create the type RA or “record attempt” version.   Carbon fiber roof panel, carbon fiber wing and pumping up the horse power to 310 makes it very meaty product for this rare 500 unit production vehicle.  The following is a breakdown on what to expect on the sticker of the WRX STI type RA.

Updated from the base WRX

2.5 Liter DOHC High Output Intercooled High Boost

Turbocharged Engine

8-Way Power Driver’s Seat

Recaro® Performance Design Front Seats

19-Inch BBS® Gold Alloy Wheels

Carbon Fiber Roof Panel

Cup Holder:

Dual, Center Console Rear, Retractable

Exterior Aerodynamic Body Parts:

Front Bumper: STI Under Spoiler

Rear Bumper: Side Scoop

Trunk Spoiler: STI Carbon Fiber Wing

Exterior Mirrors: Crystal Black Silica Finish / Foldable w/ Integrated Turn Signals$52.00

Front Grille: Mesh Type w/ STI Badge & Red Accent Stripe

Front Seatback Pocket (Driver’s)

Illuminated Engine Start / Stop Switch: STI Type / Red

Keyless Access with Push-Button Start

PIN Code Access

Rear Bumper: Red Accent Stripe

Steering Wheel: Ultrasuede®-Wrapped w/ Red Stitching

STI Short Throw Shifter w/ Reverse Lockout

Suspension: High Performance Bilstein® STI Sport-Tuned

TYPE RA Serial Number Badge: Front Console

Typical break down on a factory sticker in the U.S.

2018 WRX STI 6MT $36,095.00

Crystal White Pearl

Black Interior

Type RA Option Package 04 $12,900.00


Recaro Front Seats w/ 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat

Keyless Access with Push-Button Start

Ultrasuede Steering Wheel

Serialized Number Plate

Delete STARLINK Connected Vehicle Services

Delete Rear Seat Arm Rest

Tire Repair Kit (Replaces Spare Tire)


Carbon Fiber Roof Panel

Adjustable Carbon Fiber Rear Wing

19″ BBS Forged Aluminum Alloy Wheels

STI Front Underspoiler

Black-Finish Exterior Mirrors, Antenna and Fender Badges

Cherry Blossom Red Accent Stripes

Side-Rear Air Vents


Revised Engine Air Intake System

High-Flow Exhaust System

STI-Tuned Suspension with Bilstein Dampers

Revised Engine Control Unit

Short-Throw Shifter

 Cargo Net – Trunk Rear $81.00

Mirror Compass w/ homelink $344.00

All Weather Floor Mats $81.00

Cargo Tray $81.00

Interior Illumination Blue $204.00

PCS Bumper Applique Sedan $96.00

STD Standard Destination Charge $860.00

Total MSRP $50,742.00

Check out the car at your local Subaru dealership, while the RA are still available.

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