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Old 16th August 2007, 00:25   #46
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I didn't like it much. Earlier cars were much much better. Saw a WRX STI on interstate yesterday, it looked soo much better than this.
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Old 16th August 2007, 03:28   #47
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The new Evo X still looks way better. Sorry guys.
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Old 16th October 2007, 20:52   #48
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The third generation Impreza WRX STI, as the latest incarnation of the proud history of Subaru Tecnica International (STI), will be shown to the world on October 24 at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in Japan.

Debuting on the eve of Subaru Tecnica International's 20th anniversary
(April 2008), the new all-wheel drive Impreza WRX STI has been designed to
give maximum pleasure through its unique combination of power, performance
and handling.
Furthermore, its all-new 5-door design has been developed with the aim
of winning the FIA World Rally Championship in future seasons.
STI Models since 1994
STI model versions have been produced since 1994 with the first STI
version of the Impreza making its debut that year with a Japanese
specification 250 PS @6500 rpm engine and weighed in at 2,650lb. Based on
the turbo WRX model, it was tuned by Subaru Tecnica International Inc. to
win the WRC, and for the past 13 years the Subaru World Rally Car has been
developed based on the Impreza WRX STI model.
Background of Subaru Tecnica International
Subaru Tecnica International inc. is based in Mitaka, Tokyo and is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. The acronym "STI" is
derived from the name of the company and has come to symbolize Subaru's
highest performance models.
The company was founded in April 1988 to develop Subaru's motorsport
activities including the WRC. These competitions act as the ultimate
testing ground for Subaru vehicles and the feedback gained is reflected in
the development of production models.
Current President Ichiro Kudoh was appointed in June 2007 as the fourth
President of STI. STI's first President, the late Mr. Ryuichiro Kuze, was
also the founder of the company. His first program was the development of a
Subaru Legacy that set a world speed record for continuous driving over
100,000 km, a record that stood for 16 years.
Subaru Tecnica International and WRC
Kuze went on to form the Subaru World Rally Team in Britain, with the
SWRT entering its first WRC event, the Acropolis Rally in 1990.
The first WRC victory for Subaru was in 1993 in New Zealand and it
claimed the Manufacturer's crown in 1995, 1996 and 1997, with the latter
featuring legendary driver, the late Colin McRae. Subaru Tecnica
International has competed in the WRC for the past 17 years, and holds
three WRC manufacturers' titles and three drivers' titles.
STI in the US
STI models took some time to officially arrive on US shores and the
first U.S. specification STI model was the 2004 'Rev. D' Impreza WRX STI,
powered by a 2.5 liter turbo engine that delivered 300 horsepower.
In 2006, Subaru introduced a new STI that displayed a new look with a
3- part grille. The 'Rev F' model also featured modified differentials and
2007 saw the 'Rev G' version of the Impreza WRX STI and the 300hp Impreza
WRX STI Limited. The 800 STI Limiteds produced sold out immediately.
Subaru Tecnica International's business ranges from the development,
assembly and tuning of all motorsports engines to the planning and
development of Subaru STI road cars and accessories as well as parts for
racing and street applications. In the US, STI parts are distributed and
sold by Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT).

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Saw one of the new design Imprezas yesterday.. Looked very feminine,as compared to the macho look of the earlier style.
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Saw one of the new design Imprezas yesterday.. Looked very feminine,as compared to the macho look of the earlier style.
Have u seen the 4 door sedan O MY GOD. ITS HIDEOUS. Whoever APPROVED this should be shot!
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Have u seen the 4 door sedan O MY GOD. ITS HIDEOUS. Whoever APPROVED this should be shot!
Totally agree with you!!! Lemme load the gun!!

It actually looks like the new Elantra (the 2007 style).. Terrible!
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ewww man that is ugly...why ohhh why....
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What is wrong with Subaru?? Damn the Impreza is looking pathetic! I'm gonna have to look at pics of the older Impreza after looking at this one, just to keep myself happy!
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We've gone from being disappointed by the new Impreza, to pleasantly surprised by the WRX, to smitten by the STI. It looked OK in silver as the dust sheet came off, but stunning in metallic black on the Subaru stand's floor. The new STI's exterior details that set it apart from lesser siblings do not appear to be afterthoughts tacked on to a standard family car, but rather the way the family car was supposed to look in the first place.

The interior, too, is better put together and uses better materials than previous offerings from Subaru Tecnica International, but the dash will look pleasingly familiar to fans of the brand. Click below for a gallery taken at the live launch and view Subaru's official press release with all the specs after the jump.
Tokyo Motor Show: Subaru WRX STI debut - Autoblog
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with the subaru colors, the imperza looks pretty stunning. Looks like the

Impreza WRX Concept unveiled by Subaru at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show wasn't far off from the real thing. Today Subaru unveiled the actual car it will be offering up to the rally gods, and it is indeed based on the production WRX STI that was just unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show this week. Designed for Group N competition, the rally car of course features a flat 2.0L four-cylinder pumping out 304 HP and 311 ft-lbs. of torque that will tear up terra firma through all four wheels. The car still needs approval by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) to race, but Subaru expects it to be approved by January 1st, 2008.

Not long after you'll be seeing this car go to head-to-head with the Mitsubishi EVO X Group N rally car that was shown off a few weeks ago. We expect the battle off road to be just as intense as the one destined to take place in showrooms.

Subaru unveils Impreza WRX STI Group N rally car - Autoblog
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Somehow the new Impreza just isnt exciting enough..
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I somehow feel that this design is going to begin to grow on us till we actually like it..
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