The new Subaru WRX STI has been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Subaru has also announced the model will be sold in the UK from the summer, for a price of £28,995.
While the regular WRX features a turbocharged version of the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine found in the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86, the STI carries over the existing 305bhp 2.5-litre flat four, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Like the new WRX, the STI is available in four-door form only.
The STI’s standard all-wheel drive system is enhanced with Subaru’s Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD) and a Torsen rear differential. The DCCD offers three automatic modes and a manual mode with six centre differential lock settings. A new brake-actuated torque vectoring system is only active when the stability control is fully on or in the sportier ‘Traction’ setting, but not when fully disabled.
Other chassis updates include an 11 per cent quicker ratio for the electrically assisted power steering, stiffer inverted strut suspension, aluminium front lower control arms and 18-inch wheels.