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  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI

     Subaru may not have a factory backed team in the WRC, but that doesn’t mean that the iconic WRX STI are out of the game for good. The cars’ performance and availability of proven parts have made it popular for grassroots teams and competitions. The sponsor-heavy X Games has seen an increase in rally’s popularity, especially with Ken Block’s Gymkhana internet videos. Subaru isn’t going to pass up such a big advertisement opportunity and will be supplying the WRX STIs for the new SuperRally event. Previous years the rally portion had cars competing in a timed event. This year’s...

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    Subaru Unveils 2011 Rally Cars Ahead Of X Games

    The X Games are about to get underway, starting July 31 with SuperRally at the top of the docket. Subaru will be ready, with a set of brand-new 2011 rally cars unveiled today in California. The cars were driven by Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra, and their new teammate Sverre Isachsen. If that name...

  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI
    2011 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Priced From $33,995, WRX From $25,495

    The wing is back, and it's $1,000 cheaper than the hatch. Starting from $33,995, the STI four-door will be the least expensive entry into the hairy end of Subaru's range, though those with a taste for more luxury will have the option of upgrading to the Limited package for a starting price of...

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    2011 Subaru WRX STI: Still Racy And Rugged, Post WRC

    Few, if any automakers strike quite the same balance of ruggedness and raciness as Subaru. And though it's been enhanced through the Forester utility vehicle, as well as its tough-looking Outback wagon lineup, the real image booster that forged the brand's unique position was the rally-themed...

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    First Drive: 2011 Subaru WRX STI

    Subaru has a knack for continuous improvement on its vehicles—particularly its performance-minded Impreza WRX and STI models. And while it rolled out an all-new sporty Impreza WRX and high-performance STI for 2008, it gave the WRX a host of mechanical upgrades for 2009, with a few more tweaks...

  • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at the Nurburgring
    Heresy! 2011 Subaru WRX STI Goes Automatic...In Oz

    Usually when we hear about the sports cars forbade us bet loosed on the rest of the world, we are racked with violent fits of envy. Today, however, we can be thankful we're not getting a special model: the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI automatic. Subaru's hardest-core rally-bred super sedan will get...

  • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at the Nurburgring

    Both the Cosworth and Subaru brands are steeped in racing history. This year saw the return of Cosworth for Formula 1, and 2012 may yet see Subaru back in WRC, thanks to a partnership between the two companies. The reason? A chance in FIA regulations for WRC and WTCC that could see a jointly designed 1.6-liter turbocharged Boxer engine. The move, already planned for next season's WRC based on the Super2000 rules, would match the Japanese market's progression toward smaller, greener engines, potentially making a justifiable case for Subaru to re-enter the sport where it once flourished. Due to...

  • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at the Nurburgring
    Subaru WRX STi Laps The Nordschleife In Under Eight Minutes

     While straight line and skid pad numbers means something to the performance of a car, they aren’t the benchmarks. The Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Time is what performance oriented drivers should look at. Many manufacturers come here to test their vehicles and post lap times because it...

  • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at the Nurburgring
    Video: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Attacks The Nurburgring

    Subaru has released footage covering advanced research and development carried out at the Nurburgring in Germany, in which a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan has set a new record at the legendary circuit. The latest addition to the ever-growing Impreza lineup has achieved Subaru’s fastest-ever...

  • Cosworth-Subaru WRX STI teaser
    Cosworth-Subaru Revealed As STi CS400

    Mitsubishi has its Ralliart tuned Evolutions in the U.K. and are given the FQ designation (FQ stands for different things depending on who you ask.)  Subaru has had to sit back and watch as their competition made more powerful cars. Now with their partnership with engine-tuning legend Cosworth...

  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C
    Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C Gains 2010 FIA Group N Homologation

    When Subaru pulled out of the World Rally Championship in late 2008, leaving factory driver and former WRC Champion Petter Solberg and the rest of the team in the lurch, many were shocked, if not surprised. Since then, some have wondered if the rally relevance was going to wane as the product line...

  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI Sedan: The Wing Is Back
    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan: The Wing Is Back

    Subaru, like Mitsubishi, has built a reputation on the back of years of success in World Rally Championship racing, but not long after the debut of the newest generation of the range-topping WRX STI, the company pulled out of the WRC. The reasons are many, but fans feared the ties to the company's...

  • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI wing teaser

    With Subaru making the regular Impreza WRX Sedan and Hatchback look more like the pumped up STI model for the 2011 model year, designers needed to add something new to make the most extreme of Imprezas stand out from the crowd. This latest teaser released by Subaru confirms that the automaker is planning something new for its popular sports model. The only details released so far is that Subaru is bringing back the “wing” for its Impreza WRX STI and this teaser shows that it may be one of the highest rear spoilers on a current production car. For a clue as to what the new wing...

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    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Adopts WideBody Design

    The new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX has been updated for the latest model year, picking up the same striking widebody design as the high-performance STI model along with a wider track and tires for enhanced grip. The new widebody design is standard on both the WRX sedan and hatchback, making both cars...

  • Comparing the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart to the Subaru WRX
    Budget Rally Cars: Subaru WRX vs Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

    The largest problem with the WRX STi and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (Evo X) is the ticket price. The entry price into these two starts at little under $35K and that is getting up into luxury car territory. There are, however, more budget oriented sedans. When the Mitsubishi released Lancer...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Cosworth-Subaru WRX STI One-Off

    Cosworth is one of motorsports most loved and legendary names, responsible for many a highly-tuned Ford vehicle, and this year rejoining the F1 grid as an engine manufacturer. They're also no stranger to tuning and supplying Subaru parts, so the announced Cosworth-Subaru WRX STI for the 2010 Geneva...

  • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    Subaru Prices 2010 WRX Limited Models To Start From $28,495

    Subaru took the covers off its 2010 Impreza WRX Limited models just ahead of the 2009 Los Angeles Auto show, bringing a a more premium feel to the rally-bred performance car. Today, they've been priced, starting from $28,495 for the sedan and $28,995 for the hatch, excluding a $695 delivery fee...

  • Subaru WRX STI R205
    Subaru Unveils WRX STI R205...For Japan Only

    If we weren't the hard-boiled enthusiasts we are, we'd be hurt that Subaru has so many impressively upgraded factory specials outside the U.S., and all we get are warmed-over appearance packages that mock us with their similarity to the real beasts found in Japan, the U.K. and elsewhere. But we are...

  • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition

    Subaru today announced pricing on its latest 2010 Impreza WRX STI Special Edition, which is on display this week at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The hot-hatch is priced from $32,995 plus a $695 delivery fee. Importantly, the new model is priced $2,000 lower than the base price of the 2010 WRX STI and will be limited in production. The vehicle features an upgraded performance suspension from the Japanese domestic market WRX STI spec C, as well as spec C wheels. The 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is aimed at the driving enthusiast who is willing to trade a few amenities to gain...

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    2010 Subaru WRX STI Special Edition Headed to L.A. Auto Show

    Subaru is out of the World Rally Championship these days, but that's not stopping the company from continuing to turn out its rally-inspired WRX STI. In fact, Subaru is planning a special edition of the car, limited to just 125 units--sort of, more below-- to be introduced at the Los Angeles Auto...

  • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
    Subaru Unveils 2010 Impreza WRX Limited Ahead of Los Angeles Debut

    For those that want some of the cachet of the higher-spec Legacy but in a smaller, lower-cost package, there's the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited. The new model offers the same basic treatment we've seen on previous Limited models. Building on the 2010 Impreza WRX Premium, the Limited adds leather...

  • 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Carbon
    Subaru Unveils Impreza WRX Carbon

    Subaru’s WRX STI has always been about extreme performance. The car itself was developed by the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) division, the same group responsible for development of Subaru’s World Rally Championship cars, and thus next-to-little compromises to performance were...

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    Subaru holding WRX games in California

    Residents of California will be in for a treat this weekend when Subaru holds its first ever WRX games - an event that will feature a full day of Subarus and driving experiences. According to Todd Lawrence, the promotional manager for Subaru America, the WRX games will allow people to experience...

  • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C
    Subaru launches new Impreza WRX STI Spec C in Japan

    We first heard about the latest edition Spec C as far back as April 2008 when reports emerged claiming Subaru was working on building a lighter and more hardcore version of the new Impreza WRX STI. Today, the automaker has released the first details of the car, which goes on sale in Japan this...

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