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Explore the Subaru WRX STI

Many often wonder if there is a difference at all between the WRX and the WRX STI? We often say, the STI is like the WRX on steroids! The Subaru…

Explore the Subaru WRX STI

Many often wonder if there is a difference at all between the WRX and the WRX STI? We often say, the STI is like the WRX on steroids! The Subaru WRX STI offers the same purebred performance capabilities of the WRX but with racier interiors and exteriors and a super-charged engine to boot.

As we explore the Subaru WRX STI, we find that over the years the WRX STI has been given more power ever so slightly each year. The 2019 model offered 310 horsepower engine which was more then it’s predecessor before it. And, the 2020 2.5l High-boost Turbocharged MT model offers even more – with a maximum torque (DIN) of 407N m/rpm.

Let’s take a detailed look at the Subaru WRX STI review and find out some interesting specs about this niche, high-performance car.

Subaru WRX STI Rally Bred Power

What year Subaru WRX STI is the best?

When asking car-fundi’s and reviewers alike, which the best year for the STI is or was, many say it’s almost impossible to answer. Each year the WRX STI is improved. It also depends on how you define best? Experts agree that the 2018 Subaru WRX STI was simply the best in terms of performance. In 2014, the style of the car was revamped which included a revamp of its wheels, wings and interior styling, leaving some reviewers to hail it the best model yet.

Why buy a Subaru WRX STI?

The Subaru WRX STI features ensure that it truly is a performance car of note. It was not designed to be a zooty little run-around or be able to take you and your family off-road adventuring. It was designed with motorsport in mind, with features like its impeccable handling and, of course, it’s ability to hit the top speeds that it does. The 2020 model boasts a top-speed of 255km/hr.

Take a look at a few other features of the WRX STI;

  • 18-inch dark gunmetallic alloy wheels
  • Power-sliding, tilt-adjustable sunroof
  • Sports body kit with large rear spoiler
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio, mobile phone & cruise control switches
  • 0-100 km/hr in 5.2 secs
  • Sport S-mode and SportSharp S#-mode

Sport Sharp Handling and Dynamics Subaru WRX STI

History of the Subaru WRX STI

Like the WRX, the WRX STI was born from the Subaru Impreza with the WRX STI version 1 hitting the market in 1994, taking the world rally circuit by storm. Since then the STI hasn’t failed to impress with models like the WRX STi 22b in 1998 and the S203 in 2005. The Subaru Corporation has recently confirmed that the much anticipated new 2.4l turbocharged WRX STI will be hitting the shelves in October 2021.

Subaru WRX STI Sportscar Hot Hatch Rival

Where Can I Buy a Subaru WRX STI

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The Subaru WRX STI specs really do speak for themselves. Drivers who love their STI are those who appreciate superior drivability in a car that is both sleek and super sexy. Find out more about the Subaru WRX STI 2.5 turbocharged model available right now at your local dealer. You might even be interested in the current Demo Deal available at selected dealerships.

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Don’t just look when you can feel. Test drive the Subaru STI today and we guarantee, you won’t be sorry. Book a Test Drive

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