-Recaro SRD front seats with same awesome black/blue color scheme.
-FRONT MOUNT INTERCOOLER and no hood scoop.
-ball bearing turbo and it never hurts to have more hp!
-Darker blue color available(like bmw M5 lemans blue metallic)
-LOWER CURB WEIGHT(3250 lbs is too high for me!)
I am used to sports cars with low curb weights. MY Type R was 2650 stock and 2500 lbs tuned and lightened, and my RX-7 is 2600 lbs after being moded and tuned. The S2000 i'm picking up is only 2810 lbs. So the Sti's 3250 lbs is quite high to me. but its still better than comparable cars like the M3 and Mustang cobra i guess.
Forged is better for moving parts, like rods and pistons, where hardness is a benefit. But to get hardness, you have to sacrifice ductility, which is why throwing a rod is such a catastrophic event. Cast iron is better for blocks because it is more ductile, which means it is tougher (can take more abuse), and it seals better. The EVO has a cast iron block engine.