Watch Autocar’s exclusive video footage of the new Impreza STi
30 July 2007

You’ve seen the spy pictures; now you can watch one of the hottest new performance cars of 2008 in action, tyres squealing and exhaust popping, in Autocar’s exclusive spy video of next year’s Subaru Impreza STi.The new Impreza STi junks the old car’s saloon body structure for a new five-door hatchback body in line with the rest of the Impreza range, but it’s a much bolder and aggressive looking car than the standard one. As you’ll see, the STi will have a yawning scoop in the bonnet, as well as box flared wheel arches, an aerodynamic diffuser in the rear bumper, and a large roof spoiler. For a closer look, check out our gallery.An updated version of the brand’s 2.5-litre turbocharged boxer engine will provide the STi with around 300bhp and 295lb ft of torque and, in true Subaru style, that will find its way to the road through a symmetrical four-wheel drive system with an adjustable centre differential.Our video footage shows Subaru’s chassis engineers putting in some fast laps of the Nordschleife, and making use of the massive reserves of traction that characterise the Impreza driving experience. Watch it by clicking here.The new Impreza STi will go on sale in the UK midway through 2008, and is likely to be priced from around £28,000.

Our Verdict

Subaru Impreza

It may not be an obvious choice for most buyers, but this four-wheel-drive, sub-£20k hatch does have merit

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