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Subaru WRX STi at the Detroit Motor Show: Top model with 305 hp

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Subaru WRX STi at the Detroit Motor Show
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At the end of 2013 the latest edition of the rally classic celebrated S ubaru WRX in LA yours Premiere, now the Japanese all-wheel drive specialist is going one step further and is showing the top model, the WRX STI, at the Detroit Auto Show. Of course, the drive combination of all-wheel drive and boxer engine remains, which in the STI develops an output of 305 hp and a torque of almost 400 Nm from a displacement of 2.5 liters. However, the Japanese have not yet given any further information on the mileage.

Subaru WRX STI with improved handling properties

On the other hand, the ambitions in motorsport were not unmentioned during the presentation. Compared to the WRX base, the Subaru should WRX STI come up with a lighter and, above all, stiffer body. In addition, the six-speed manual transmission has been completely revised. With the wheelbase of the series, which has grown by 2.5 centimeters (2.65 meters), a more directly coordinated steering and the harder chassis set-up, the handling properties of the Nippon athlete should also have improved.

The design makes a difference the WRX STI hardly differs from its more civil brother. The latest version also likes to present itself with a blue paintwork and golden, now newly designed 18-inch rims. The most noticeable distinguishing feature is still the dominant rear spoiler.

The predominantly black interior is characterized by carbon panels in the doors, red-illuminated instruments and red stitching. A digital display above the center console provides information on the turbo's boost pressure, for example. The chassis characteristics can still be controlled via a controller in front of the gear lever. In addition to the extended wheelbase, the Subaru WRX takes over STI from the 'normal' WRX, the A-pillar moved forward by 200 millimeters, the larger door openings and the lush trunk volume.

According to Subaru, the WRX STI was tested during its entire development phase on the Nürburgring. Here, the top model is to compete in the 24-hour race in summer 2014 and to the success of previous yearstie in. A use in the Super GT series is also planned.

The Subaru WRX STI is expected to roll out to German dealerships from June 2014. Prices have not yet been announced.

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