2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited Review

Tuesday January 31st, 2012 at 2:11 PM
Posted by: berrichondanny

By Danny Chang

Pros:

  • Awesome handling
  • Great power once turbo kicks in
  • Extremely rev-happy engine with a close-ratio 6-speed

Cons:

  • Cheap interior materials
  • Wish the 6-speed shifter could be quicker shifting
  • Can’t miss it styling

 

Having recently test driven a Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart (I know, not quite the Evo), I have been looking forward to driving the WRX STI for a long time. And I was not disappointed when my editor showed up with the STI Limited sedan with the giant functioning air scoop on the hood and the even more gigantic rear wing on the trunk. Unfortunately it’s in bright red.

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Video Review: 2011 Subaru WRX STI Sedan vs 2007 Subaru WRX STI

Wednesday January 12th, 2011 at 4:11 PM
Posted by: Derek

2011_subaru_sti_shootoutFor 2011 Subaru brings back the STI as a 4-door and a long list of improvements. How does this new model compare against the now “classic” 2007 design?

Owners claim that the 2007 STI was the “best” ever and the changes made to the model in subsequent model years softened the car and ruined its driving performance. Does the new 2011 STI model live up to its expectations?

Apologies in advance from Driving Sports TV for borrowing a certain format from another popular automotive show.

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Video: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI First Drive

Friday July 23rd, 2010 at 12:77 PM
Posted by: Derek

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
The 2011 Subaru WRX STI, with its iconic rear wing, receives a new body style this year. Under the hood is a 305 horsepower Subaru Boxer powerplant. Suspension tuning techniques, such as lowering the ride height to 5.9 inches, using stiffer front stabilizer bar and rear springs (the latter by 18 percent), and stiffer subframe bushings, were aimed at improving steering precision to further minimize mid-corner corrections.

Also new are standard 18-inch Enkei aluminum wheels that are 17 lbs. lighter than before, or silver BBS® forged alloy wheels for drivers who like to stand out from the crowd.

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Subaru Gets WRX STI into New Fast & Furious Film

Thursday April 2nd, 2009 at 9:44 AM
Posted by: m35man

Subaru WRX STi from Fast and Furious 4Getting a car in a big movie is a huge deal. Films like Transformers and Fast and Furious have contributed to the publicity machine surrounding several vehicles. And now Subaru is thrilled to have a car (their WRX STI) in the new Fast and Furious movie.

The exposure a top-rated film can offer to a car manufacturer is enormous. Car companies are anxious to get their hottest, newest vehicles on the big screen, because consumers are just as much into image and style as they are into performance and reliability. The young demographic that will flock to see Fast and Furious will undoubtedly be attracted to the new Subaru.

It ends up being a mini infomercial within a film—something that would have cost Subaru a pretty penny if they had tried to produce it on their own.

“Fast & Furious” is directed by Justin Lin, the man behind the third installment, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Shea Whigham, Tego Calderon and Liza Lapira is set for a April 3, 2009 release.

Portions of an article and a related video that appeared last week on www.edmunds.com after the jump:

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WRX STI N-Spec by Ings

Tuesday January 6th, 2009 at 9:11 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Ings N Spec Bodykit Subaru Impreza WRX STIThe march of the aftermarket carries on, it would seem. What we have pictured here is another offering from the Japanese home market tuning house Ings. Essentially it’s a body kit constructed to N-Spec rules. N-Spec being a Japanese endurance race series titled the Super Taikyu racing series (yeah little overblown, but that’s par for the course for Japanese names, isn’t it?)..

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Monday October 15th, 2007 at 11:1010 AM
Posted by: Derek

2008 Subaru WRX STI

Cherry Hill, N.J., October 15, 2007. The third generation Impreza WRX STI, as the latest incarnation of the proud history of Subaru Tecnica International (STI), will be shown to the world on October 24 at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in Japan.

Debuting on the eve of Subaru Tecnica International’s 20th anniversary (April 2008), the new all-wheel drive Impreza WRX STI has been designed to give maximum pleasure through its unique combination of power, performance and handling.

Furthermore, its all-new 5-door design has been developed with the aim of winning the FIA World Rally Championship in future seasons.
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