With new Impreza and other new models just around the corner, Subaru has chosen this as the moment to say goodbye to the iconic WRX STI.

We described the STI as “not so much a car, more a mobile gym work-out,” and its particular brand of four-wheel-drive, Boxer engine and rally-backed history meant the WRX STI didn’t struggle to find fans.

To celebrate its success, Subaru have created a new Final Edition model, limited to just 150 units.

The car boasts a range of updates, starting with a revised electronically-controlled centre differential to further enhance its legendary cornering ability.

Stopping power and fade resistance have also been increased thanks to larger Brembo brakes with yellow calipers, the fitting of which necessitated the change to larger 19-inch alloy wheels.

Styling tweaks are limited to a new front bumper with a more aggressive look, larger openings and new blacked-out sections, while a Final Edition badge takes up position on the door.

The interior gains gloss black inserts to the instrument panel, gear-shift surround, door panels and steering wheel, finished off with red stitching and red seatbelts.

The front seats are now heated, the multifunction display is now larger at 5.9-inches, and the specification increased to include DAB digital radio, reversing camera, and LED headlights with High Beam Assist.

A numbered plaque confirms the car’s place in the limited production run.

The Subaru WRX STI Final Edition is available to order now, priced from £33,995.