Today we’re going to take a quick walk in the car world where all things fast, and automotive work hand in hand. Rather than talk about carbon fibre, or custom moulding applications, we’re going to look at a car that has been gracing the covers of magazines, and online reviews all over the world. The 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.
For 2015 Subaru has pretty much went back to the proverbial drawing board, and figured out a way to make the Impreza a car to be reckoned with. Better looks, a more modern spin on the design aspect of things, and the tried, and true four cylinder boxer engine that we all have grown up loving more than Monday night’s meatloaf. Right off the bat, your slapped in the face with these swept back headlights that make you feel like this car jumped out an Anime cartoon script, and is looking for a race to get involved with. When the 2015 Impreza was introduced earlier this year, a lot of us car nuts were anticipating the arrival of the STI version, because clearly the base was lacking that, “Ooomph” we all needed in our lives.
Well, for 2015 the WRX comes with a 230Kw, 2.5L turbocharged 4 cylinder, boxer engine that can motivate this car to 100kph in about 4.6 seconds. Mated to this great sounding mill, is a stout, and sturdy 6 speed manual transmission that delivers excellent shifting in all driving conditions. Additionally, the STI has also been equipped a very useful short throw shifter linkage setup as standard equipment. New for the 2015 Impreza WRX STI, is a torque vectoring system. It plays a vital role in power to the wheel delivery, for the lack of getting into all things technical. Something else that’s new to the Impreza line is a customizable drive train. This is called SI-Drive, or Subaru Intelligent Drive. This allows any driver to select 3 different driving modes, and then tailor the individual mode according to the way that he/she drives. Sounds sweet right?
Interior wise, the 2015 WRX has been elongated by about an inch or so, and this has allowed for a much more roomier cabin space. Leather seating from front to back adorns the cabin. The driver has a flat bottomed steering wheel that invokes all things racing, and go fast ideals. A 4.3 inch center console screen keeps the driver, and passenger abreast of any minor details with the engine, but it’s main purpose is to house the infotainment center, and all of it’s musical glory. Upgraded Luxury models of the WRX can have Sat-Nav, Bluetooth, Sirius Radio, and an 8 inch touchscreen to boot. Nevertheless, the driver’s seat is where all the action takes place, and everyone else has to literally shut up, sit back, and enjoy the show.
The 2015 Impreza WRX STI, is a car that will undoubtedly become the car that many drivers who can’t afford GTR will definitely gravitate to, and buy. We’ve all grown up knowing how the Subaru name has down wonders for the rally circuit, and how looking a poster of a Rally Spec 22B, is a teenager’s wet dream, but at the end of the day, like Subaru, we all had to grow up. This new 2015 WRX is a shinning example of what growing up looks like. Now if we could just see one of these gems in a two door version, I think we will all be screaming like little girls at a Justin Bieber concert. That would be EPIC!!! (The 2 door Impreza, not J.B.)