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2015 Subaru WRX STI

In December, I put the 2015 Subaru WRX through its paces along some incredibly challenging roads in northern California, and to say I walked away impressed wouldn't really do my feelings justice. Say what you will about the way it looks, the new 'Rex is an awesome car, full stop. When it comes to all-weather sports sedans that won't break the bank, it's very tough to beat the WRX. But then there's its big brother – the STI. The winged wonder. The rally superstar. The car that, to many – and to me – represents all that is right in the world of dirt-and-gravel thrills.... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.5L Boxer-4
Power:
305 HP / 290 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$34,495
As-Tested Price:
$38,190
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    Exclusive: Up close and personal with David Higgins' 2012 Subaru WRX STI Rally Car [w/video]
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    Riding Shotgun With The Four-Time Rally America Champ There's nothing quite like the sound of a high-strung boxer engine in full rage. Each dip of the throttle sends the opposed four-pot barking and popping like some sort of caffeinated prehistoric beast as David Higgins shoots his very unique 2012 Subaru WRX STI through a tight section of chicanes on ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Advanced Tourer concept
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    There was nary a peep of discontent about the looks of the Subaru Advanced Tourer concept revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. But when everyone was clamoring for Scooby to transfer the Advanced Tourer's looks to a production vehicle, never once did people ask for that transfer to be foisted on the WRX. A report in Motor Trend, though, says that's ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Japanese Legacy's 2.0L turbo?
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    The next-generation Subaru WRX and WRX STI are still shrouded in a cloak of secrecy. Or is it indecision? Either way, Car and Driver is reporting that when Subaru eventually pulls the wraps off whatever is going to wear the WRX badge, there's going to be a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter FA-series engine underhood, a derivative of the naturally ...

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    Official: Puma becomes RallyCross team sponsor, releases obligatory Gymkhana vid
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    With a couple of high-level U.S. defectors from the RallyCross series into other motorsport disciplines there was a domestic vacuum at the top, and we know what nature thinks about that. Enter German shoe/sportswear Puma, which is throwing its sponsor dollars behind the factory-backed Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team. Dave Mirra heads up the trio of drivers, ...

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    Rumormill: Next Subaru WRX to use electric turbocharger?
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    Subaru has been trying to figure out the direction for its three-headed monster, as the Impreza and its WRX and WRX STI variants have grown increasingly at odds over the past two generations. Now this gets thrown into the mix: When the new WRX gets released in late 2013, it may ditch the traditional exhaust-gas powered turbocharger for a new, electric ...

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    Report: Big decisions loom for next Subaru WRX this week
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    Subaru is currently plotting the future of the next-generation WRX STI. Company delegates from various world markets are currently headed to Japan to decide whether the rally bruiser will continue to be a hardcore racer straight from the factory or if it will head in a new, somewhat posher direction. According to GoAuto.com (and previous reports), the new ...

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    Official: Subaru promises BRZ, Impreza STI concepts plus rally return at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Unlike most cities, Japan's capital city plays host to two major automotive exhibitions: the Tokyo Motor Show and the Tokyo Auto Salon. While these terms may be interchangeable when it comes to European expos, in Tokyo, they connote two different shows altogether. The first is the Motor Show, where new concepts and production models are unveiled by the ...

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    Tokyo: Subaru WRX STI S206 is a slice of JDM awesome
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    There was a time when American buyers were routinely forbidden from getting their hands on automakers' more entertaining pieces of engineering. These days, more and more automakers are turning to global product development, which means we get to play with hardware like the Nissan GT-R and the Ford Focus ST. Subaru, however, seems bent on keeping the ...

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    Official: Subaru bringing more powerful WRX STI S206 to Tokyo
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    Subaru has unveiled the latest addition to the company's line of S series performance vehicles. The WRX STI S206 comes equipped with an even higher level of go fast equipment than the base STI. Bilstein shocks, a flexible strut tower bar up front as well as a flexible draw stiffener all help the vehicle hustle around your favorite road course, as do the ...

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    Official: Subaru BRZ to challenge Japan's Super GT series
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    Subaru may have withdrawn from the World Rally Championship years ago, but the Japanese automaker couldn't stay out of motorsports forever. That's why Subaru has announced that it will campaign a racing version of its hotly anticipated BRZ coupe in Japan's domestic Super GT series. So far, all we have to go on is the Japanese-language announcement and ...

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    Official: Subaru BRZ STI Concept coming to LA Auto Show
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    We're expecting to finally see the production version of the Subaru BRZ sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show in early December, but not before the automaker teases us with one more concept. At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru will unveil this, the BRZ Concept – STI (yes, that's its official name), showing what the automaker's in-house tuner ...

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    Report: Current Subaru WRX and STI to stick around for a couple of years
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    The 2012 Subaru Impreza is on its way to a dealership near you, and you can pick one up starting in November. Should you prefer to go with something wearing a WRX or STI badge, you don't have to wait, but you'll just have to be happy with the current version, as Subaru is reportedly holding off on bringing revised examples of the hi-po Impreza sedans and ...

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    Video: Subaru Impreza plus BMW V10 engine equals awesome
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    Subaru loves boxers. No, not the kind that beat each other into bloody pulps, we're talking about the engine design, which places the cylinders directly across a horizontal plane, almost like they are swinging alternating punches away from the crankshaft – hence, the boxer name. There are lots of good reasons to love the boxer engine – it ...

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    Video: Subaru releases "Gunning for Gold" mini-doc on Rally America Championship
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    Though Subaru no longer competes in the World Rally Championship, the automaker is still quite active in other forms of rallying. In fact, Subaru Rally Team USA recently captured the 2011 Rally America championship with driver David Higgins at the helm. That marks the sixth time in seven years that a Subaru has been the ultimate Rally America ...

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    Rumormill: Subaru to split WRX from rest of Impreza line, make it smaller
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    Subaru unveiled its 2012 Impreza at the New York Auto Show in April, and upon seeing the new car's new shape, we instantly started to picture it with all of the hardcore WRX and STI bits (including gold wheels, of course). However, it might not be as simple as slapping on some bits and pieces to the Impreza body anymore. According to Motor Trend, a source ...

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    Official: Dave Higgins smashes Mt. Washington Auto Road hillclimb record by 30 seconds
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    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb may get all of the mountain-climbing attention this time of year, but it's far from the only game of the season. Heck, it's not even the only game of the weekend. Mount Washington plays host to the Climb to the Clouds, and this weekend, it saw the event's record fall to none other than David Higgins, who set a new ...

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    Video: Subaru releases official video of Isle of Man TT record run
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    Subaru has released an official video of the company's recent record-breaking efforts at the Isle of Mann TT. As you may recall, the official sponsor of the race dusted off an impressive elapsed time of 19 minutes and 37 seconds while averaging 115.356 mph. If that's not impressive enough, driver Mark Higgins cracked the 160 mph barrier while blasting ...

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    Video: Subaru driver Mark Higgins has "the moment of his life" at Isle of Man
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    Subaru, a major sponsor of the Isle of Man TT for 2011, had no trouble whatsoever in setting a new four-wheeled lap record around the famed 37-mile mountain course on the remote British Isle. Driver Mark Higgins managed to circle the track in a WRX STI sedan in just 19:56.7 with an average speed of 113 miles per hour. Nicely done. Turns out that record ...

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    Subaru obliterates Isle of Man lap record with stock WRX STI
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    We talk about the Nürburgring a lot, but perhaps it's time we start devoting more ink to the Isle of Man. Located between Great Britain and Ireland, the tiny bit of green plays host to one of the most impressive displays of speed on the planet. The annual Isle of Man TT plays out on a 37.8-mile course made up of public roads, which are closed down ...

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    Review: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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    Winged Wonder Offers Performance, But Does It Deliver Value? During our weeklong stint with the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, many friends asked an all-too-obvious question: "How does it compare to the Mitsubishi Evolution?" A fair query, as the STI vs. Evo debate is something that we've pondered ever since Subaru launched its street-legal rally car in ...

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