• Oct 3, 2007

Car magazine has caught a brand new WRX STi doing its flat four, turbocharged boxer thing at the 'Ring. The only disguise it's wearing is black masking along its sides. That doesn't stop you from seeing what it can do, or from hearing how it will sound doing it when the thing gets into buyers' grubby hands. The 300 BHP (and then some) Scooby takes its first bow in about a week. Until then, enjoy the movie. And this car is looks fantastic in Rally livery...

[Source: Car magazine]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll have to look at video of other cars going 'round that part of the ring to see how much understeer they exhibit. Can anyone find one?

      Honestly, in the video here, she looks a little soft in the springs.

      BTW, MORE or less than 300 BHP?

      I am still interested and an admitted Scooby fanboy by way of 700k miles worth of experience, but it is about the balance between looks and tossability.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I hope so!!!

        This weeks Autoweek reviewed the EVO and that it is definitely softer than the last EVO.

        I think it looks skimpy in the rear quarter design, while the STi looks a bit meaner.

        We'll see.

        Can't wait until Oct 10.
      • 7 Years Ago
      uhh...You're a dork..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why do Subarus have to be so ugly? It's incredible to me that a vehicle that can give supercars a run for their money around a tight track was designed to look like a cross between a chevy Aveo and a pug.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It does looks like it's a bit understeer-y doesn't it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Listen to the car downshift between 43sec and 41 sec. Does it sound like it has a sequential manual gear box that is matching revs automatically....? Sounds like it to me..
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's barely disguised and I'm barely intersted.

      Actually what's between barely and not at all?
      That might be more accurate.

      I'd still like to drive one though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Frankly that thing sounds awful. It's way too high-pitched and buzzy for a factory exhaust system...I hope that's the pre-production exhaust setup. Doesn't sound very refined.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Put the disguise back on! At least then I was somewhat interested to what was hiding under it. Now I just see a used bar of soap, soft lines and lifeless.