2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 6 September 2006 , 10:09:26 byEmil

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Subaru Impreza WRX STi

The 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi features new performance enhancements, providing great levels of acceleration, handling and braking performance that are meant to challenge the world's best sports cars. In terms of safety active features, all Impreza models receive the new dualstage Subaru Advanced Airbag System. The new brand identity is reflected in the interior, with a MOMO 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, DCCD display and fuel and temperature gauges, while the sporty driving environment is reinforced by red LED indicators and an illuminated STI logo in the tachometer. The wider wheels significantly improved the chassis performance and the power distribution response was enhanced by the addition a steering sensor input to the DCCD All-Wheel Drive system. A planetary center differential provides a performance-oriented 35 percent front / 65 percent rear power split. Concerning the powertrain, an intercooled and turbocharged 2.5-liter DOHC boxer engine, exclusively connected to a six-speed manual transmission, raises an impressive output of 300 HP at 6,000 rpm and 300 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm, thus covering the 0-60 mph sprint in less than five seconds. In addition, performance in all road conditions is optimized by the use of a complex Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with Driver Controlled Center Differential. The performance potential is also obvious in the exterior design which comprises an aluminum hood feeding outside air to an intercooler, a dual-plane rear spoiler which reduces lift and improves stability at high speeds, as well as a roof vane spoiler that essentially contributes to enhanced high-speed track stability.