Friday, 15 November 2013
2015 Subaru WRX STi to debut in Detroit with 304 HP
The 2015 Subaru WRX will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20th and a new report is indicating the WRX STi will debut a few months later at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Citing company insiders, Alain Japan is reporting the model will be distinguished by an aggressive wide body kit and a larger rear spoiler. When also so expect some chassis tweaks to improved handling.
Speaking of the latter, both models will reportedly ride on a new Axle Forward Layout (AFL) chassis that promises to deliver better handling and stability. As the name implies, the front axle is located further forward which reportedly allows the engine to be mounted lower and further back for improved weight distribution. The cars are also slated to receive a torque vectoring system which can individually apply pressure to the brakes.
While yesterday's leak revealed the US-spec models will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, Alain Japan says Aussie-bound models will be available exclusively with the latter engine. According to their sources, the AU-spec WRX will produce 265 HP (195 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque while the WRX STi will crank out 304 HP (224 kW) and 393 Nm (290 lb-ft) of torque.
Source : Alain Japan