Officially Official: Subaru Impreza STI Revealed

2008 Subaru Impreza STI

Subaru today officially revealed the 2008 Subaru Impreza STI. While we did get the first few pictures of the new STI, Subaru did not state the official horsepower in the press release.

So all we know from the press release is that the AWD Subaru Impreza STI will be powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder Dual AVCS 16Valve DOHC twin scroll turbo engine.

The Impreza STI should develop in excess of 300 horsepower. We’ll find out more details at the Tokyo Motor Show. Until than check out the press release below.

Click through for the press release and images.

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Press Release:

Subaru offers the new AWD performance icon


The new WRX STI was developed with the eternal theme and essence of the driver”s car, the “total driving control,” that the preceding WRX STI models also pursued. This AWD sports model gives maximum driving pleasure through its combination of power, performance, handling and ride capabilities thanks to engineering exclusively designed for the WRX STI and its five-door package. It also balances excellent safety and environmental aspects at a high level.


Using a new five-door body style developed from the Impreza model, the new Impreza WRX STI displays a powerful design language that speaks directly to its performance credentials, integrating function and beauty. Adopting shortened front and rear overhangs, a longer wheelbase and widened body flares, the Impreza WRX STI clearly embodies driving performance in dynamic exterior design that delivers as overwhelming presence and beauty.


The new Horizontally-Opposed 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo charged engine was developed exclusively for the new WRX STI. By further improving the basic performance of the engine, and mating it to SI-DRIVE (SUBARU Intelligent Drive), the WRX STI offers not only outright performance as might be expected, but also delivers excellent handling under extreme as well as normal driving conditions.

Featuring Subaru”s unique Symmetrical AWD and specially developed in-house 6-speed manual transmission as its base technologies, multi mode DCCD* and VDC**, which control traction and stability more precisely, have also been added to WRX STI. To complete its performance credentials, the evolved chassis by “Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control Concept” has dramatically improved road-hugging capability and will provide exhilaration and confidence in every driving situation.

Intitial Specifcations

Body size

    – Length – 4415mm
    – Width – 1795mm
    – Height – 1475mm
    – Wheel-base ““ 2625mm


    – Front – 1530mm
    – Rear – 1540mm

Engine Type

    – Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder Dual AVCS 16Valve DOHC twin scroll Turbo

    – Capacity – 1994cc


    – Front – Reverse type strut
    – Rear – Double wishbone

Tire Size

    – 245-40R18


    – 6MTSI-DRIVE SUBARU Intelligent Drive
    – Multi mode DCCD-Drivers Control Center Di


Source: Subaru

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