Leaked images of the new Subaru WRX STI, have hit the internet ahead of its global debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The STI will become Subaru’s flagship performance vehicle in the US, and it is based on the new WRX revealed at the LA motor show last November.
Subaru has declared the standard WRX as the “the best-handling WRX ever”. The STI is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine, which produces 264bhp. It is unknown at this stage what performance changes Subaru will make to the engine for the STI, but at least 300bhp is expected for the all-wheel-drive sedan. We are expecting more aggressive sports suspension and an upgraded braking system to go with the extra power. However some STI standards remain such as WR Blue paint, gold wheels and a large rear wing.
We can expect to find out more at the show.