When it comes to the new Subaru WRX STI, we know you’ll want to be prepared for a bit of an adjustment.
We’ve had the chance to drive the new model for ourselves in the UK, and our experience shows that, despite its price, it’s one of the most comfortable, well-equipped cars we’ve driven.
And we’ve also found it to be a fun and reliable car, too.
It’s not just about its looks and sound, of course, but the real reason why Subaru has done so well with the WRX is its engineering.
We’re confident that the new WRX will be a big hit with Subaru fans who want a truly premium, well built car.
But that’s only part of the story.
For starters, the WRx STI is one of just two models that use the Subaru platform and it uses a completely new platform for its 2.0-litre engine.
The STI has been engineered to be as fuel efficient as possible, with a claimed 2.6 litre of power at a maximum output of 600bhp.
As a result, it uses an eight-valve, direct-injection, six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers that produce 573bhp at 7,800rpm and 530lb ft of torque at 5,400rpm.
The turbocharger also helps reduce emissions and reduce engine wear and tear by reducing its speed at which the turbochargors are fed, thus allowing it to use less fuel.
While that sounds impressive, Subaru has also taken its performance to a whole new level with its fuel efficiency.
It claims that the WR1 STI consumes just 5g/km (3.8mpg) less fuel than the new STI.
That’s a huge improvement over the previous model, which consumed 5.4g/kilometre (3mpg), and the new car is now also the most fuel efficient in the world.
Of course, the new vehicle also uses the same lightweight, aluminium bodywork as the STI and its design features a revised suspension, which is more responsive and more forgiving than before.
That makes for a much more comfortable ride, too, and the suspension is much more compliant and quieter, too – something that the previous STI was never able to achieve.
The WR1 also features a sportier handling system, with improved dampers and springs, and a revised rear suspension that features an adjustable damping curve and adjustable dampers.
The ST1 is powered by a 2.2-litres, all-wheel-drive (AWD) four-cylinders and can be had with either six-speed manual or six-wheel disc.
The new WR1 is the first Subaru STi to use Subaru’s twin-turbocharged, directinjected, six cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
The engine is designed to produce up to 700bhp, and its output is said to be comparable to that of a turbocharged engine, but is rated at 4,000rpm.
In terms of power, the ST1 STi has a claimed top-end output of 6,000hp, which will make the STi more competitive with the similarly-priced and similar-equipped Subaru WR200.
It can reach a top speed of 160km/h (100mph) and a top gear of 6.5 degrees, which makes it one of a few cars to be able to pull away from rivals like the Toyota Prius Hybrid and Porsche Cayenne Hybrid.
But we’ve yet to get to grips with the new-generation STI’s engine.
We haven’t had a chance to take it for a spin, but if you’ve got the time, we’d recommend that you do.
The latest updates to the Subaru WR1 and STI will be released in 2017, and will bring some significant changes to the way the car operates.
It’s also worth noting that the ST I and ST II will only be available in the US, and it will not be available to buy elsewhere in the EU.
With that said, we would recommend that anyone who has been considering buying the new Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus STI for the first time, get their hands on the WRI first.
They’re both incredibly good-looking, and both offer a lot of options when it comes down to getting a new car.
The one thing that you need to keep in mind is that the first WRI is a lot more expensive than the other two, and that will make buying the WRII, or WRX, a bit more difficult.
However, if you’re still on the fence about buying a new Subaru, the most important thing to keep the focus on is the quality of the car and the performance it offers.