The new WRX STI has undergone a complete redesign. Improvements have been made to enhance drivability and handling and with the exterior styling Subaru has created a car that is immediately recognisable with its purposeful stance and familiar design cues.
The designers didn't stop on the outside though. The interior now offers more space and significant improvements in cabin design over the previous model. The look and feel of the interior has been upgraded to give a greater quality driving experience and the new leather and Alcantara sports seats enhance the feeling of being at one with the car.
The new WRX STI is very well specified and comes with features which include cruise control, Bluetooth hands-free, smart entry with push button start and an LCD display with electro-luminescent gauges.
Brakes are performance products from Brembo, which along with the Symmetrical AWD drive train, SI-Drive, Multi-mode VDC and DCCD systems, helps the driver keep the powerful 300PS (296BHP) engine under control and ensures rapid progress can be made with the sure footed agility that the STI is famous for.
The WRX STI comes with a 3 year warranty for added peace of mind.
Subaru returned to the IoM TT course in 2016 with something a little different
Manxman Mark Higgins describes his lap around the TT course in a truly remarkable car.
We thought we'd share this with you. Subaru has prepared a car to compete in the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race. We think you'll agree it looks stunning and we're sure it'll go as well as it looks.
In 2014 Subaru returned to the IoM to attempt to break the 4 wheel lap record around the TT course. They broke the record, taking some 30 seconds off the lap time, going round in 19mins 26secs. Mark Higgins set both this and the previous record in the WRX STI. The 2015 car was the US spec STI which, apart from mandatory safety features such as a roll cage, was as close to road specification as possible. A slight tweak to the springs and dampers to cope with the jumps around the course is the only other thing that sets the car apart from the showroom model. Brakes, engine and road legal tyres remained as standard.
If you missed the previous record breaking attempt you can see it below. Don't miss Mark describing the "moment" he had at the bottom of Bray Hill doing 150mph on a demonstration run, and his incredible car control. The new record attempt uses the US spec STI because Subaru of America, Inc. are sponsoring the event.