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Wings And Fenders Galore: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
While the current Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI are still relatively newer models, Subaru was the target of harsh criticism when the WRX debuted as some enthusiasts felt it was a bit watered-down compared to the previous generation. Slowly but surely, Subaru is looking to change those perceptions, and the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI should help to appease Subie purists.
For 2011, the Impreza WRX STI receives a heavily revised suspension system combined with lighter 18-in. wheels for improved handling. Handling should also be improved thanks to the STI’s new wid-body design. This model year will also mark the first time Subaru has offered the STI in two body styles including a five-door and four-door model. Power will still be delivered via the familiar 305 horsepower turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder Boxer engine mated to a six-speed manual.
“The continuous evolution and development of the WRX STI is driven by the strong, loyal and vocal support from thousands of enthusiastic owners of this exciting high-performance vehicle,” said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. “The 2011 4-door WRX STI will expand the appeal of this iconic performance model to a wider range of driving enthusiasts.”
Look for both 2011 Impreza WRX STI bodystyles to arrive in showrooms this summer. Prices have yet to announced. The only thing missing now on this latest edition is the gold wheels of the old days.
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