The Subaru WRX STI has never let anyone question its intentions. With a gaping hood scoop up front, massive rear wing at the back and often found with gold wheels spinning all four corners at the ground, there was never anything subtle about this Subaru. The latest 2015 version is made up of many new parts, but the formula certainly hasn't changed. Evo's Henry Catchpole aims to find if it all still jives together on some misty, Swedish backroads in a new video.

Surprisingly, the movie eschews Evo's standard shtick of big, smoky powerslides in favor of a legitimate review of the new STI. However, this isn't Consumer Reports. As the screenshot above implies, Catchpole isn't afraid to chuck the car around a little and put two wheels off the road all in the name of testing the severe sedan's limits. He just puts an equal amount of focus into how it actually drives.

Autoblog's Steven J. Ewing fell in love with the Subie when he did our First Drive. Does Catchpole concur? Scroll down to watch the STI snaking through Sweden and find out.


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      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Did anyone else get excited for a second when they read "Evo" and "WRX STI" in the same sentence... or was that just me?
      Trent
      • 11 Months Ago
      Its like naming your company Mustang, and calling the article Mustang shakes down the Camaro at the race track.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 11 Months Ago
      Nice title. Dirtbags. I am sure you could;ve worded it differently.
      Ross
      • 11 Months Ago
      Styling wise they seriously missed the mark...it is one ugly sedan.
      J W
      • 11 Months Ago
      If you read the title word for word, I don't see how you could misinterpret what the article is about.
        aatbloke1967
        • 11 Months Ago
        @J W
        Given the general level of astonishing illiteracy on these boards, you aren't really that surprised, surely?
          J W
          • 11 Months Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Point taken!
      miketim1
      • 11 Months Ago
      seems very tame compared to older generations.. looks like it got soft
      Kuro Houou
      • 11 Months Ago
      Ugh, hate that Impreza body on the STI.. just doesn't look right!
        TRAILbrake
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        As opposed to the Imprezas that the STi has been built off of since its debut?
      midnightred7
      • 11 Months Ago
      2005 was the best STI design
      DriftFreak
      • 11 Months Ago
      Everyone is complaining about how it looks ugly. I think it's way better than the last generation. It's got more masculine lines and it doesn't even look like an Impreza anymore, which is a great. The headlights/grill is changed and just makes it look more like a separate entity than a suped up econo car.
      Jasonn
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why hasn't anyone driven the EVO X and the New STI back to back?
      rsholland
      • 11 Months Ago
      A couple of points: The world-spec (as opposed to the North America-spec) WRX STI gets a different grille. It's a simple mesh grille, which looks sooooo much better than our mesh-wings-vertical slat grille. Why SOA and SOC chose the grille we got boggles my mind. Second, I like that the rear deck on world-spec models say "WRX STI," and not just "STI." After all, that's what the official name is. Small details for sure, but as the saying goes: "The Devil is in the Details. ;
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