An Athlete’s Soul. A Champion’s Heart. A High-Performance Legend
For fans of motorsport worldwide, it takes just three letters to spell thrilling performance: STI. The WRX STI offers fresh styling, but the bonnet scoop and dramatic, downforce-generating rear spoiler leave no question about what it is, or what it’s built for. Beneath the surface, it generates performance that is more focused and more invigorating than ever.
Helping drivers to get the best from the STI’s engine, the six-speed manual gearbox has been revised to provide an even shorter, quicker shift between gears. The new WRX STI is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged version of Subaru’s iconic, horizontally-opposed four-cylinder Boxer engine which produces 300PS at 6,000rpm and 407Nm toque at 4,000rpm, delivering keen throttle response and vigorous acceleration.
Subaru estimates a 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds for the STI and has fitted the WRX STI with 12.4-inch vented discs and two-piston calipers up front, and 11.3-inch solid discs with single-piston callipers in back. A larger master cylinder and a more responsive booster are intended to improve brake feel.
A significant range of modifications and enhancements has been made to the body, chassis, interior and packaging of the new STI. Sporting an all-new exterior, the body and chassis have been significantly stiffened to improve torsional rigidity, while the latest iteration of Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring allows for maximum control and driver engagement.
The WRX STI returns with the luxury of leather-trimmed upholstery, an 8-way power driver’s seat and power sun roof. Blind Spot Detection is included, plus Keyless Access and Push Button Start with PIN Code Access. Soft touch materials are used in key areas, new STI dials and carbon-effect and metal trim are employed for a sporty feel and higher quality ambience and there’s a new, smaller-diameter D-shaped steering wheel for better feel.
The WRX STI features a rally-bred drivetrain and Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that is exclusive to this model. Standard handling technologies include Active Torque Vectoring, Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control and a Brembo® Performance Brake System with Super Sport ABS.
The WRX STI is equipped exclusively with a flat-bottom, leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel that integrates switches for audio and Bluetooth. The STI Design electroluminescent gauge panel integrates a 3.5-in. central LCD screen that displays various functions such as windshield washer fluid and the selected gear.
The Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) powertrain management system allows the driver to tailor the car’s driving characteristics by choosing from three selectable modes – Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp – using a rotary dial on the centre console. SI-DRIVE alters vehicle performance characteristics by regulating the engine control module and by fine-tuning the electronic throttle control system.
The Subaru WRX STI is exclusively available at Motorcity Sitra.
For more information about Subaru, visit the showroom in Sitra (Opposite Sitra Mall), visit the website: Motorcity.com.bh/subaru/ or call the showroom on 17736222.