The WRX STI edition of the Subaru Impreza wowed audiences at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2007 when it was first introduced. Boasting incredible power, a confident look and sophisticated driving technologies, the WRX STI embodies everything that Subaru stands for. 2014 marks a return for this thrilling model, and there are several noteworthy improvements to be discovered this time around.
The WRX STI provides interior entertainment in the form of a six-speaker audio system, along with a USB input in the central console. The focus is undoubtedly on the driving experience however, and there are several advanced systems at work on every journey.
These include the Driver's Control Centre Differential (DCCD), which allows you to personalise torque distribution between the front and rear wheels. In addition, the Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) system allows you to tailor your ride even further, with a choice of three driving modes to suit your current priorities.
The WRX STI's third-generation 2.5-litre Boxer engine outputs a ferocious 296bhp, taking the vehicle from 0-60 in just five seconds. Raw power is guaranteed, but the car really comes into its own around corners. Thanks to its four-wheel drive configuration, as well as a chassis which has been stiffened 140 percent over the old version, the WRX sticks to the road like almost no other vehicle.
The signature hood scoop and rear spoiler immediately highlight the thoroughbred nature of the WRX STI, and are reminiscent of the manufacturer's rallying heritage. Streamlining has been enhanced, too, while preserving the vehicle's muscular profile, and a twin dual exhaust muffler provides an exclamation point to the bold overall visual style.
Inside, great care and attention has been paid to ergonomics and instrument readability. Subaru understands that split-second decisions are critical in high-performance driving, and this is reflected in the inclusion of steering wheel-mounted controls and crystal-clear digital gauges. Sports seating and a unique 'D'-shaped steering wheel add to the racing ambience.
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