you have seen the new Rex, now meet the one that sits on the top of the food chain: the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. officially unveiled at the North America International Auto Show aka Detroit Auto Show, this top-grade model of the WRX series is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine, pumping out 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, paired to a six-speed manual gearbox that boasts “better tactile feedback for a sportier shift feel” (no performance was offered here, though). there is also a multi-mode DCCD (Driver’s Control Center Differential) onboard, allowing you to select the center differential control characteristics in according to the road conditions and just the way you wanted.
going by the mantra of “Pure Power in Your Control”, the new WRX STI is naturally, blessed with Subby’s trademark symmetrical AWD, but with a stiffen body and an exclusively-tuned suspension for enhanced rigidity, and along with a quickened steering gear ratio and a more robust steering system, enables for quick vehicle response to steering input, which translates to more control. additionally, multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and Active Torque Vectoring are in place to further ensuring a more predictable driving. and like all WRX STI before it, it has been put through the paces around the world, including going through high speed road testing on the famed Nürburgring circuit in Germany.
other exterior features include a longer wheelbase for improved rear legroom, larger front and rear door for ease of ingress and egress, functional front fender ducts and sharp side sill spoilers, rear bumper with integrated diffuser, twin dual mufflers, a massive rear spoiler like it always have, LED low beams and clearance lamps, and a set of new 18-inch alloy wheels. on the inside, it has a 60:40 split fold seat, a new D-shaped steering wheel, carbon trim panels and metal trim elements, dashes of red accents that give just the right amount of sportiness in a predominantly black interior, a 3.5-inch LCD display flanked by the speedometer and rev counter, and wrapping up with a Harman/Kardon audio system custom-tuned to acoustically fit the WRX.
no word when this top-spec Rex will roll into the showrooms, neither was the price indicated. but not too worry, there is a handful of images which you can find in the gallery below to tie you over before it actually hit your local dealers.