The Subaru WRX STi has come a long way over the last decade thanks to its racing heritage and almost unmatched abilities on the rally circuit. And while the street version is still as popular as it was – potential buyers may wish to overlook buying one in the next few years.
Subaru recently announced that they would be upgrading their boxer engines across their entire lineup. As the current Subaru WRX STi is in fact the oldest model in their lineup when it comes to the last engine upgrade there is no doubt it will be coming with something brand new under the hood.
Subaru left the aging 2.5L Boxer in the 2015 WRX STi so all eyes are on the 2017 WRX packing the new 2.0L variant. In Japan only we see this option, which pushes 323hp.
In addition to standing up to the Nurburgring 24-hour race challenge, we can expect the 2017 Subaru WRX STi to pack a more powerful and reliable engine. Something buyers would be kicking themselves if they didn’t wait for it.