Subaru Australia wants to make its own WRX STI

Subaru Australia wants to make its own WRX STI

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI has been a household name in the automotive world for nearly thirty years now. The lettering combination ensures superior performance on all surfaces, in keeping with a real rally car.

However, the times of Subaru’s original homologation specials are now far from us: after all, the latest generation of the model will not have a hardcore STI variant at all. Increasingly stringent emission and noise requirements make STIs impossible.

So the WRX S4 STI concept presented at the Tokyo Auto Salon will not continue. Subaru won’t be going any further than “STI Performance” bumper kits for the foreseeable future.

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Subaru WRX S4 STI Concept.

Own STI

In the land of barbecues and barbecues, they are not happy with the decision of the headquarters. against to cut A spokesperson for Subaru’s Australian division admitted it’s toying with the idea of ​​making its own unofficial STI, complete with a boosted engine:

“I think it’s always good to be our customers’ passion and desire [een STI]† We always want to hear what our customers are looking for. There are a lot of discussions with Subaru Corporation and STI.”

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The no-nonsense, almost crossover-like standard WRX could use a boost.

Caught by STIE

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Subaru WRX Tuned by STIE

They haven’t revealed what they’re up to yet, but it wouldn’t be the first time Subaru Australia has rigged a WRX. In 2007, they came up with WRX Tuned By STI. The hook It received a slight boost in power and several improvements to the suspension and brakes.

In the same way, Australians may want to bypass the no-nonsense STI Performance Package:

We are happy with [STI Performance] launch packs [van de WRX]But in terms of future plans, we must be a little careful. It is not a “no”.

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