When Subaru chose to play things safe with the design of the Subaru WRX STi it cost them dearly. As they were slow to upgrade the vehicle it meant that their rivals were able to catch them up and if they are not careful they could end up being the ones that get left behind.
When the Subaru WRX STi was launched the vehicle came with an engine of 300 horses and since this time it hasn’t got much by way of upgrades. The model that is out at moment offers up 305 horses, which is just 5 more than what it came with years ago.
While 305 horse power isn’t too bad, you should bear in mind that this is a lot less that what some of the competition offers. Take the Ford RS, this offers an engine that gives out 350 horses. Subaru is at work on upgrading the WRX STi and many people hope that the 2018 Subaru WRX STi is going to have the 2 litre turbocharged engine which should offer up 323 horses.