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  • Subaru WRX STI RHD Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Automotive public relations is a funny profession. As a young writer, my editor told me ahead of my first media program to never say anything that could be construed as a request for something, even in passing, because PR people take it seriously. I apparently forgot that lesson, and ended up sitting behind the wheel of a right-hand-drive Subaru WRX STI preparing to run the hill as part of the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed because of it. Whoops. This, of course, was not a bad thing. In fact, the whole “run the hill at Goodwood” part was planned from the beginning. It was my own...

  • Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR at Goodwood Festival of Speed
    The engineering behind the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Goodwood hill climber

    If done right, the Goodwood Festival of Speed can be an excuse to get champagne drunk on a British aristocrat's estate and watch very fast cars drive up a hill. We were there, accomplishing those goals and having a grand time of it. Subaru was also there, and the only bubbly it wanted to indulge in...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX STI
    Next Subaru WRX and WRX STI likely not here before 2020

    Those hoping to see an a redesigned WRX and WRX STI will have to wait a little longer. Subaru is in no hurry to rush its next performance nameplates; in fact, it's going to be at least a couple of years. Subaru Australia Managing Director Colin Christie told Motoring that a new WRX and WRX STI are...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA
    2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA revealed with more power, less weight

    Subaru is finally getting serious about Subaru Tecnica International (STI) in the United States. For years the official tuner of Subaru cars has been neglected here, with most of its coolest stuff sold in Japan only. But that’s starting to change. How do we know? Because a WRX STI Type RA has...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX
    2018 Subaru WRX priced from $27,855, WRX STI from $36,995

    Sport sedan buyers, rejoice. Subaru has officially announced pricing for the 2018 WRX and WRX STI and they don't deviate much from the 2017 model year. For those looking to step into rally car inspired performance, the 2018 Subaru WRX will start at $27,855, which includes destination. For under...

  • Subaru STI in St. Moritz
    How can we make auto racing an Olympic sport? Subaru has an idea

    Bobsleds don't have rearview mirrors. Turns out, Subarus about to run down bobsled tracks don't need them. But that's only one of the modifications made to the Subaru WRX STI prepped by rally specialists Prodrive to race down the mecca for bobsledders in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The others? A...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX STI, 2017 Detroit auto show

    Subaru has just redesigned its Impreza around the new Subaru Global modular platform, but the car’s high-performance WRX and WRX STI models are still a couple of years off. In the interim, the current WRX and WRX STI have been given some updates. Unveiled on Monday at the 2017 Detroit auto show, the updated WRX and WRX STI will go on sale in the spring. They arrive as 2018 models. Among the highlights are a revised front section for a more aggressive look, a revised front structure for enhanced frontal collision performance, revised suspension and steering for better handling and ride...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX STI
    2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI preview

    Subaru has just redesigned its Impreza but the redesigned WRX and WRX STI derivatives are still a couple of years off. The current WRX and WRX STI will soldier on in the meantime, albeit with a few updates introduced for the 2018 model year to keep them looking and feeling fresh. Both cars adopt a...

  • 2017 Subaru WRX
    Report: Subaru to update WRX before launching redesigned model

    Subaru has just redesigned its Impreza around the new Subaru Global modular platform, but the car’s high-performance WRX variant is some years off still. In the interim, the current WRX will be given an update. The information was reported by Motoring based on comments made by an anonymous...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX S4 tS
    Subaru’s Japan-only WRX S4 gets ‘tuned by STI’ edition

    A new generation of Subaru’s Impreza has arrived but the car’s WRX and WRX STI models are still some years away. In the meantime, Subaru will continue with some special edition offerings, the latest of which has just been announced for the Japanese market. It’s called the WRX S4...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car
    Mark Higgins narrates his record-breaking run at the Isle of Man

    Do you like watching a master at work? How'd you like to see a car rip through a quaint British countryside? A couple weeks ago, we shared the news that rally driver Mark Higgins smashed his own Isle of Man record for cars, completing the 37.73-mile course in a blistering 17:35.14. That translates...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car
    Mark Higgins smashes Isle of Man record in tuned Subaru WRX

    Updated with new record time set by Mark Higgins on Monday, June 6. He’s done it. Manx rally driver Mark Higgins on Monday smashed his own Isle of Man record for cars. He completed the 37.73-mile course in a blistering 17:35, resulting in an average speed of 128.73 mph. That beats the...

  • 2017 Subaru WRX STI

    Subaru’s Impreza has been completely redesigned for the 2017 model year but new versions of the WRX and WRX STI are still some years off. That means the current performance duo, introduced for 2015, will remain on sale for the time being, albeit with some updates to keep them fresh. ALSO SEE: Subaru shows off new Isle of Man record attempt car Among the updates, either standard or available, are a tricot-pattern headliner, automatic headlights, electronic driver aids, a 9-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and Subaru’s StarLink infotainment system. The WRX STI offers buyers a few...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car
    Subaru shows off new Isle of Man record attempt car

    Subaru has taken the wraps off of the WRX STI racer it will send to the Isle of Man for a record attempt around the island's challenging TT course. The automaker has once again turned to Manx rally driving legend Mark Higgins for the attempt. Higgins holds two records, most recently a 19:15.88...

  • Subaru WRX STI by Prodrive
    Subaru, Prodrive, and Mark Higgins eye new Isle of Man record

    Subaru is heading back to the Isle of Man. For a number of years now, the automaker has sponsored the Isle of Man TT for pretty much one reason: so in-house hotshoe Mark Higgins can attack the road car record for the insane 37-mile loop that is the Snaefell Mountain Course. With the help of...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX STI S207
    Next Subaru WRX STI to be a hybrid?

    Subaru is set to introduce an all-new Impreza next year and that means the sporty WRX and WRX STI will soon be renewed as well. We've already spied some prototypes and Subaru has unveiled concepts previewing both the hatch and sedan. Underpinning the vehicles will be a new platform called the...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX STI S207, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Subaru WRX STI S207 Debuts At 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

    Subaru’s STI division is notorious for churning out special models offered exclusively in Japan, and the latest WRX STI S207 on display this week at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show doesn’t deviate from that pattern. So what exactly is the S207? It’s a stiffer, more powerful and much...

  • Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb
    Tackling A Hillclimb In The 2015 Subaru WRX STI

    Give a car guy a stretch of road and he’ll find a way to race on it. He might turn it into a road course, a dragstrip, a dirt track, or, if he only has a hill at his disposal, a hillclimb. Thanks to Subaru, I got the chance to drive a hillclimb for the first time. The site was the Gurston...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue

    Having given up on offering any genuine performance mods on its BRZ and WRX lines, Subaru has resorted to new special edition models with unique paint jobs to entice buyers. Yes, for 2016 we’re getting new Series.HyperBlue BRZ and WRX STI editions, which as the name suggests comes with a bright blue exterior finish that will be unique to the cars. Blue stitching is also used in the cabin to match the exterior. MORE: 2013 Subaru BRZ First Drive In the WRX STI Series.HyperBlue, buyers will find Alcantara and leather trim, 18-inch BBS alloys, Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX
    2015 Volkswagen GTI Vs. 2015 Subaru WRX: Head To Head Video

    If you want a little more driving excitement in your life, but you have to keep it practical and sensibly sized for urban commuting, then the Subaru WRX and Volkswagen GTI should be two possibilities near the top of your shopping list. While these two models are both completely redesigned for 2015...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX
    2016 Subaru WRX And WRX STI Benefit From More Safety Tech, Premium Features

    Once the undisputed king of bargain performance, Subaru’s WRX—as well as its more potent WRX STI sibling—has in recent years been challenged by the likes of the Golf GTI and Golf R from Volkswagen and the Focus ST from the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]. With its 2016 WRX and WRX...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX STI Rallycross VT15x
    Subaru Shows Off 580-HP WRX STI VT15x For 2015 Global Rallycross Season

    The 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross season kicks off at the end of May, and Subaru is ready to come out swinging. Once again turning to Vermont SportsCar to create its racing superstars, the team has created the STI-based VT15x. It's a 580-horsepower all-wheel-drive gravel-ready rocket. We're not...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX
    2015 Subaru WRX: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    The undeniable new-car performance bargain of the moment, the 2015 Subaru WRX puts up a spec-sheet-to-dollars display of efficiency that no other car can really match. For the price of a Scion FR-S, you can run with much of the world’s elite road cars in nearly any conceivable setting...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX S4 (Japanese spec)
    Subaru launches WRX S4 and WRX STI Type S in Japan

    Subaru has introduced two new versions of its WRX for its home market, which build upon the solid platform of the 2015 WRX by adding some much-needed horsepower and a few unique touches to further differentiate them. The first is the WRX S4, whose turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter...

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