Detroit: 2015 Subaru WRX STI debuts with 305 Horsepower and a Big Wing

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Just like the old WRX STI, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI will have a turbocharged 305 horsepower 2.5-liter boxer engine that makes 290 lbs-feet of torque. Overall appearance is nearly identical to the all-new WRX – the most telling additions are a massive wing on the rear deck lid and unique wheels.

The chassis of the 2015 Subaru WRX STI has been beefed up to work with the more aggressive power-train and suspension.

No continuously variable transmission is offered. There is a six-speed manual transmission paired with a similar traction control system that was in the former Subaru WRX STI. The 2015 Subaru WRX STI has a Active Torque Vectoring system. It supplements the Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system. A electronically controlled center differential works with the mechanical limited-slip type center differential to portion our the torque in the most effective way.

A limited edition 2015 Subaru WRX STI will be offered. The 2015 Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition will be limited to 1,000 units. This model will feature BBS 18-inch forged alloy wheels, unique interior trim, a short-throw shifter and the traditional WR Blue paint and gold wheels.

Pricing has not been announced, but production begins this spring.

Check out this video introduction of the 2015 Subaru WRX STI at the 2014 NAIAS!