As was being expected, Subaru has unveiled the new 2015 Subaru WRX STI at the ongoing 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. CLICK HERE For the Most Comprehensive LIVE coverage of the NAIAS (Detroit Motor Show)
Basically, the new STI is a more powerful version of the WRX, which in turn, can be safely called as a tuned Impreza.
Check out the 2015 Subaru WRX STI video below:
While the 2015 WRX dropped the 2.5-liter turbocharged unit in favor of a 2.0-liter boxer with max power of more than 268hp, the new STI still houses the larger motor under its hood. This engine has a max power of 305 hp and peak torque of 290 lb.-ft. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that is mated to a Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Basically, this system employs a planetary-type center differential gears with a nominal 41:59 torque split. A mechanical limited-slip type center differential supplements an electronically controlled center differential for optimum torque distribution.
The STI also gets an Active Torque Vectoring system that is basically an evolution of the Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system. This system applies brake pressure to the inside front wheel to enable a more neutral cornering.
The STI also gets Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) powertrain management system that offers three selectable modes – “Intelligent,” “Sport” and “Sport Sharp”.
Visual additions include a big rear wing, side skirts, hood scoop and a set of revised bumpers.
Also on sale will be a STI Launch Edition, whose production will be limited to 1,000 units. These cars come draped in WR Blue paint and will sport BBS 18 inch forged alloy wheels that are finished in gold, a bespoke interior trim and a short-throw shifter.
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