And it looks like it won't be more powerful than the outgoing car.
Only a few days ago a couple images of the new 2014 Subaru WRX were leaked online ahead of the car's debut later this week at LA. Reaction was, well, mixed at best since many were hoping for a WRX that was further differentiated styling wise than the Impreza. But now comes word that the even more potent WRX STI will have its official premiere at Detroit in January. The info comes to us from an Australian publication which is claiming the new WRX STI will boast 300 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque thanks to the familiar 2.5-liter four.
Styling wise, it will continue to have those larger brakes, body panel upgrades and that oversized rear wing. But before that new STI breaks cover, some additional info is coming in regarding the WRX. It'll supposedly be powered by the Forester's 2.0-liter that'll be good for 265 hp and 244 lb-ft. It'll also come with a 50:50 default torque split and will make the sprint to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. All of that power will be sent to all four wheels via a standard six-speed manual, but a CVT will be optional. Fortunately, the WRX STI will be offered with a six-speed only. Complete 2014 WRX specs and official photos are only a few days away. Stay tuned.