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Subaru brought back its best rally racing look

The blue and gold is undefeated

The blue and gold is undefeated.

Subaru WRX STI S209 confirmed for Detroit Auto Show

The U.S. is getting this limited-edition STI

The U.S. is getting limited-edition STI.

Subaru's STI motorsport arm celebrates 30 years of going fast

Subaru Tecnica International was founded 3 WRC championships ago

The letters W, R and X are often featured on the trunklid of a fast, blue Subaru, but the other important letters for a Subaru are STI – standing for Subaru Tecnica International. The STI motorsport brand brings to mind '90s World Rally Championship victories and Impreza legends such as the wide-bodied 1998 22B, but the division is actually a bit older: STI is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week.

Listen, the Type R and the WRX STI don't look alike. Here's why.

It's a totally scientific and unbiased analysis of why these cars don't look alike. Totally.