Beneath it all beats the turbocharged and intercooled hearts of the current-generation WRX and performance-flagship WRX STI. Both cars exude the virtue of performance from their hood scoops to bulging fenders to iconic wings (especially the wing on the WRX STI).
The WRX is one of the most fun-to-drive cars ever offered. WRX drivers can test the 265 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque developed by the SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder engine. All this power transfers through Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
Even more radical, the WRX STI engine turns out 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. The WRX STI seriously raises the bar with its sophisticated drivetrain technology. Its systems include:
- Subaru Intelligent Drive, which selects from three different engine modes
- Driver Controlled Center Differential, with automatic and manual settings that set the percentage of torque distribution between the front and rear wheels
- Vehicle Dynamics Control, which offers Standard, Off, and performance-oriented traction modes
- Brembo®1 performance brake system
All three Subaru Motorsports teams utilize the WRX STI – for stage rally (Subaru Rally Team USA), rallycross (Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team), and road racing (Subaru Road Racing Team). Read more about the teams here.
There’s a lot more to these cars. Sources for more information include subaru.com and coverage of the WRX and WRX STI in Drive Performance Version 8.3. The Drive Performance website also features regular coverage of all three Subaru Motorsports teams.
1 Brembo is a registered trademark of Freni Brembo S.p.A.