Car enthusiasts always want to have something to smile about when it comes to their playthings. One of the new cars that have wended its way to the market with sufficient power and curb appeal is the Subaru WRX STI. The car made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The most attractive factor about it seems to be its simplicity. Yet don’t let the seemingly ordinary looks fool you. The Subaru WRX STI is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine that produces 305 horsepower. The engine is secured to an all-new reinforced six-speed manual. Car owners will also find improved handling.
Overall, there are neither great product engineering breakthroughs nor big strides in engine output. The Subaru WRX STI may be likened to a cool nerd rather than a ravishing beauty. That cool nerd is also well-positioned to travel the great outdoors. You see, standard on the new STI is a symmetrical all-wheel drive system. There’s extra power, and the returns on investing in such a car are far from middling. In terms of technology, upgrades like the clever new Active Torque Vectoring software have been incorporated, among others.
The WRX, as Subaru enthusiasts are well aware, have classy interiors with sporty appeal. The sedan has a big rear wing, quad exhaust tips, and hood scoop. It’s clearly based on the design of the Impreza sedan. The STI’s steering ratio is quicker than its WRX counterpart.
Quirky, rather than pretty, is how Subaru cars are described often. As far as the all-new WRX STI is concerned, the high-performance sedan features an aggressive front & rear bumper, new hood with air scoop, LED taillights, quad exhaust pipes, and large rear spoiler that the STI is noted for.
The Subaru WRX STI has a whole lot more going for it than its cool external looks. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped and there are integrated switches for gadget freaks – from audio system to Bluetooth controls. A new LCD infotainment system commands attention. The flat-bottom steering wheel coordinates with the cabin presentation.
There are plush seats that offer sufficient lateral support. The dashboard, door trim, and center console armrest, among other components, are constructed with materials with a soft, premium feel. Car buyers who expect a throwback to the mid-90s – with its minicabs – are in for a delightful surprise.
Car buffs keep wishing that refinements on new models will produce more functional yet aesthetically pleasing interiors. Well, the Subaru WRX STI looks beefier. All the nice features sit on a stiffer chassis. High-strength steel found greater use in the new car model.
The versatile WRX STI also offers more storage compartments enclosing the center console. The suspension tune is more aggressive. It may disappoint some car buyers, though, that the new Subaru car is a sedan-only affair. On the other hand, if new styling and familiarity with the engine are factors that score high on your list when looking to buy a car, then the Subaru WRX STI may be a great option for you.
Subaru has already teased the completely new 2015 WRX and starting from this solitary image we can now report that the design language of the new WRX Concept that was revealed at the New York Auto Show this year is definitely being carried over to the amazing production model.
There are some details that clearly descend from the concept such as the squared off bumper and the aggressive headlights but there are also new and incredible features such as the 2.0 liter boxer unit from the BRZ which can definitely make the difference. One thing is for sure: Subaru plans to amaze us all by creating something super stylish and aggressive but also incredible powerful and fast in the same time.
Another thing that was modified for the production model is the hoodscoop which was altered in order to appear lower and wider than the one that is on the current car. The roofline is also incredible modern and unique and it was not yet fully revealed. According to the test mules that we’ve seen so far we can say that it is unlikely to be carried over. We hope that there won’t be any significant differences when it comes to this detail because the one that we have seen so far seems to fit the car perfectly.
The 2015 WRX is going to be all about performance and it is definitely very expected among car lovers. It seems to be the best WRX that was created so far. Even the leaders of Subaru declared that nobody has ever built a car like that, including themselves.
They definitely managed to make us extremely curious and we cannot wait to see how the final car is going to look like. Even if there is only a week left until the complete reveal of the car we can say that our impatience grows even more.
We are also curious which are the other features of the car and of course, how much it costs. We are 100% sure that Subaru is not going to disappoint its loyal customers and that they are going to present us a very impressive car. If you are a fan of this carmaker then you will be happy to find out more things about your favorite cars.
More and more automakers worldwide are adding hybrid models to their lineup and with today’s growing demand for such vehicles, you’d think that the one’s that have not or aren’t about to, are well on their way to peril. Subaru, on the other hand, is currently experiencing all-time sales records in the US, and as far as we know, none of its models feature hybrid technology.
That’s all about to change as the Japanese automaker is reportedly preparing its first hybrid model for the New York Auto Show. There aren’t too many details about the upcoming vehicle, nor about the technology under its bonnet, so it isn’t clear whether it’ll be an all-new model or a hybrid system simply placed into an existing car.
As a reminder, Subaru has previously previewed a hybrid system back in 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show. Known as the Hybrid Tourer Concept, the vehicle wa made up of a direct-injected 2.0-liter boxer engine connected to a CVT and paired up with an electric motor thus generating around 13 horsepower of assist. Energy was stored in a lithium-ion battery pack that was recharged thanks to brake regeneration and coasting.
More news are expected to surface in March as the New York Auto Show closes up. Watch this space.
The Subaru BRZ STI has been announced for next spring and it could have a price tag of around 27,000 GBP. The concept version was unveiled at last year’s L.A. Auto Show, and now Auto Express is reporting that a production model is being prepared for a spring launch in Japan, followed soon after by United States and Europe.
Notably, the vehicle won’t be turbocharged due to engine bay space limitations as there isn’t enough room to install an intercooler. The upcoming BRZ STI will have around 230 HP – 171 kW to play with, thanks to variable valve control system tweaks and an increased rev limit past 7,500 rpm. Furthermore, upgraded dampers and springs will be installed, along with four-piston STI brakes and 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in grippier rubbers.
The BRZ STI will receive a front lip spoiler, updated grille, revised side skirts and a large rear wing. The interior will get the usual sporty treatment, as in bucket seats and additional dials.
A couple of days ago, Subaru has officially introduced the new Subaru Impreza STI tS on their home market, Japan. The STI tS is based on the new, 2011 STI four door sedan and features a couple of upgrades meant to make it a bit more unique and more stylish than other Subaru cars.
Thanks to a couple of new, much lighter body elements such as a carbon fiber roof, an aluminum hood and many more, the Subaru Impreza STI tS has been stripped of a couple of kg from its weight and this leads to improved performances and handling.
The car also has an upgraded suspension with new front and rear springs and damper setting and a front stabilizer bar. Other goodies of the tS version are in the cockpit where this special model received Recaro sport seats wrapped in leather, a new gear knob and also new brake lever coverings.
The Impreza STI tS will start from 4.2 million YEN in Japan and Subaru hasn’t announced if they plan to introduce this special version on other markets too.
The new special edition Cosworth Impreza CS400 was revealed yesterday ahead of the model’s official premiere in a couple of leaked images. This car is a very limited edition and only 75 units will be available with each model being priced at around 58,000 Euros.
The Cosworth Impreza CS400 received a couple of discreet styling upgrades such as a new set of black rims, a couple of small changes to the body and special Cosworth badges on several places around the car. The special edition also received a couple of upgrades to increase the handling of the car and its braking power.
But the most exciting and important upgrades to this special edition were made under the hood where the Cosworth Impreza CS400 received several upgrades and could be taken to an impressive power output of 395 bhp. We don’t know exactly what kind of upgrades were made under the hood but the special edition has a serious power improvement.
The Cosworth Impreza CS400 is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds which is almost as fast as any supercar.
After launching the 2009 MY Subaru Impreza WRX version that featured several upgrades, Subaru has released today the first images with a new widebody version. The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX has a 1.5 inch wider track front and rear and with this new widebody the car looks a lot more aggressive than its predecessor.
The new version will have firmer rear subframe bushings from the STI and wider 8 x 17″ wheels wrapped in 235/45/R17 tires that will also improve the car’s stability. The car’s front fascia also received a redesigned front lip spoiler with larger blacked out grille and intakes.
Besides having optimal aerodynamics and giving the car a more aggressive stance, this new widebody kit will also increase the curb weight of the new WRX by 34 pounds. Under the hood, the car will feature a turbocharged 2.5L flat-four engine that is able to produce 265 HP.
The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX will officially debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show.
Subaru released another special edition of the Impreza WRX STI for Japan which was dubbed “WRX STI A-Line Type S” and brings several styling upgrades. Subaru recently launched another special version of their new Impreza which was all about performance and power and was called WRX STI R205.
The Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line Type S is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged Boxer engine with 300 HP that is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts. This special edition comes with Recaro seats wrapped in Alcantara and leahter.
Also, the car features a leather steering wheel and door panels accented by contrasting red stitching in the interior. At the exterior level, Subaru installed anew lightweight alloy wheels set finished in gunmetal gray and they also colored the brake calipers in gold.
The Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line Type S is currently priced at $34,800 but it’s only available for order in Japan at the moment.
Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has launched today the Subaru Impreza R205, a car based on the Impreza WRX STI that features a lot of performance and some design upgrades. The Subaru Impreza R205 comes with a new aerodynamics kit which includes new front and rear spoilers, a new front grille and redesigned side skirts. The car’s exterior look upgrades were continued by installing 18″ aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires.
The Subaru Impreza R205 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L engine with an exclusively designed turbocharger with ball bearings for the turbine axle bearing, an upgraded ECU and a new exhaust system with a sport muffler and lowered back pressure exhaust.
After these performance upgrades, this special version has 315 HP and a maximum torque of 431 Nm. STI also installed specially tuned dampers, new coil springs, high performance brakes from Brembo and flexible front suspension components.
The Subaru Impreza R205 will be available on the Japanese market starting today for $48,500. This special version of the Impreza will be available in a limited edition and STI will build only 400 units.
The 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition was unveiled today at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Subaru already released the car’s price and a couple of details about it. The new WRX STI Special edition is aimed for customers who are willing to trade a few amenities for better handling and performances than the already powerful WRX STI.
The car comes with a new suspension that originates from the Japanese Subaru spec C model and adds a 1 mm thicker rear stabilizer bar, stiffer rear sub frame bushings and revised springs. The new special edition WRX STI has 16% stiffer springs and 29% stiffer rear shocks which will improve the car’s stability and handling at high speeds.
Even though Subaru announced that their 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is going to be available in a limited edition, the company will introduce this special model as a regular production model later in 2010. The special Impreza WRX STI is priced at $32,995.