2015 Subaru WRX STI is AWD Awesomeness

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Of course it's still got the large rear wing.

Subaru has now officially unveiled its new 2015 WRX STI, a compact sedan that’s not for beginner drivers. Powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four that produces 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, only a six-speed manual gearbox is on offer with peak torque happening at 4,000 rpm. That power is sent to all four wheels through a limited-slip differential, while torque is split at 41:59 front/rear.

The car is also equipped with the brand’s Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential, a new version of its famed Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Drivers have a choice of three dynamic control settings: "VDC Normal," "Traction," and "Off."

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Aesthetically, the new WRX STI certainly looks the part, thanks to its large rear wing and standard 18-inch BBS alloys. And for the record, the STI hatchback is no longer; only a sedan will be on offer. The interior, obviously, is that of the Impreza, but Subaru has added a new flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an optional 6.1-inch multi-information screen. Honestly, it’s nearly the same thing you’ll see in the also new WRX, with the exception of "STI" badging. Subaru will also be offering 1,000 examples of the STI Launch Edition, complete with gold rims and a short-throw shifter. Neither official pricing nor sale date has been announced.

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