There are generations for everything. And there must be advancements to cope up with the market, or you suffer significant losses for even a small old version. And there are also different stories for Vintage drama. But, it won’t be such a popular one. But then, there are also legends. And the flat-four Subaru EJ engine was one of those great ones.
It is just like an old guy at the bar with a strong spirit still intact. And who would rather say not to start with him? But if once done, he will inevitably end the right way. And after a long 30 years service, one of the notable variants, the EJ20, finally seems to receive an endgame as the production run is short on the track.
The news fits for the car named Subaru WRX STI EJ20 final edition. It was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show this week. And it’s Japan’s only car limited edition to just 555 examples on the market. It will be a great glory for the person dedicating the reason for the number to be a notable one.
The Limited edition car has got a feature like the final examples of 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four. This had earlier been in the home of WRX’s and STI’s over the last few decades. These draw out a horsepower of 304hp and 311 lb-ft of torque, which seemed quite exclusive for the end tailer.
The history of the EJ series head back to 1989 in the Legacy. The most famous version of EJ was the 2.5 Litre EJ25 in America. It was found in the WRX STI and the next WRX in 2006.
The latest WRX uses the 2.0-liter FA20 engine. But the EJ20 managed its grip over the JDM swappers, tuners and enthusiasts, and it got into Volkswagen Beetles, and Karmann-Ghias and the owners were the real heroes. And with those ever-tightening emission standards, it is astounding and relaxing to see the EJ last so long and smooth.
Also, we got the eyes upon the latest 1.8-liter turbo boxer four in the Tokyo Motor show to be seen in the Subaru Levorg Wagon this time.