Fresh from its reveal at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI gets an in-depth look in a new official video featuring Subaru of America national manager Dominic Infante as our walk-around host.
Although it’s based on the 2015 Subaru WRX, the high-performance STI model is not powered by the new 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine, but continues with the previous model’s 2.5-liter engine. The unit features no modifications however, producing the same output and torque figures as before - 305 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) at 4,000 rpm.
As usual, the STI gets the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with Driver-Controlled Center Differential, Brembo brakes, short-throw 6-speed manual transmission and lightweight BBS wheels.
Subaru hasn’t released performance figures yet, but Infante says the 2015 WRX STI should probably hit 164 mph (264 km/h) – that’s 3 mph (5 km/h) more than its predecessor. Nothing about the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint, though.
Scroll down to get the essential details of Subaru’s new hot sedan (only) model.
By Dan Mihalascu