Sneak Peak from Subaru: The wing is back!
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Posted 3/29/10
A teaser shot of the upcoming STI reveal expected at the New York Auto Show on April 1st, 9:40AM local time

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sneak-peek-from-subaru-89468627.html






CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 29 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT: The wing is back! Exclusive world debut at the New York International Auto Show.
WHO: Subaru of America, Inc.
WHEN: April 1, 2010 - 9:40 AM
WHERE:
Jacob K Javits Convention
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001-1114
Subaru Booth# 1201 – Level One
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru produces the best-selling All-Wheel Drive cars in America and all products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants. Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit [URL="http://www.subaru.com/"]www.subaru.com
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Posted 3/29/10
Ooh nice find. Hopefully it will have a clutch pedal. If they do, they'll be ahead of shitsubishi in my book. Glad to find they got rid of the dorky hatchback too. And two door maybe? =D
Posted 3/29/10 , edited 3/29/10
I think the Subarus have always had a traditional gearbox, only their factory rally cars get the flappy paddle. Sadly I think that is still a 4 door hatchback too, just with a rally style wing.

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Posted 3/29/10

LemonyPanda wrote:

Ooh nice find. Hopefully it will have a clutch pedal. If they do, they'll be ahead of shitsubishi in my book. Glad to find they got rid of the dorky hatchback too. And two door maybe? =D


The day Subaru removes the 3rd pedal/clutch, I'm going to send them so much hate mail, they're going to regret such a decision. Proper manual transmission or nothing!

As for the hatch, the switch to the 5-door hatch got Subaru more competitive in both the WRC and Group N categories.

Sadly, a 2-door is probably going to remain a dream, unless you consider Subaru's 216a (Toyota/Subaru collab car) one.


jtuki wrote:

I think the Subarus have always had a traditional gearbox, only their factory rally cars get the flappy paddle. Sadly I think that is still a 4 door hatchback too, just with a rally style wing.




Actually, all of their Rally America factory rally cars have the H-pattern dogbox manual. Oddly enough, the production-based rally car classes have 5-speed manuals.

Other than that, the newer WRC (except Group N) Subaru rally cars do use a sequential single paddle shifter.
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hmm, I'm liking how that looks so far (well the sil... bah Im not gonna try seplling that... the shape of the cloth :P)

well I just really hope they get a sedan for the sti again

I dun like hatchbacks
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Posted 3/31/10
Here you go, via Nasioc.com .. Definitely not going back to sedan for their STi.

It looks like there is a Hatch and Sedan version of the WRX as pictured below




They will be unveiling the STi later, I think tomorrow..? Not sure haha. But it looks like they will most likely be sticking with the 5door hatch with an updated wing. Looks like it's the wing from WRC.
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Because I'm a Subaru whore, here's the "official" sources:


-- First Time Subaru Performance Flagship Offered in Two Body Styles

-- New WRX STI Four-Door with Wide-Body Design

-- Retuned Suspension for Even Sharper Handling

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America today introduced a new 4-door version of its Impreza WRX STI performance flagship model. This will be the first time that the WRX STI has been offered in two body styles (5-door and 4-door). In addition to the new styling, the 2011 WRX STI features significantly revised suspension tuning and lighter 18-inch wheels for even sharper handling.

Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/pub/thumb/wmark/prnphotos091304?doc=PRN/prnphotos/docs/091/304&size=512&logo=logo

(Subaru) logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/pub/thumb/wmark/prnphotos080171?doc=PRN/prnphotos/docs/080/171&size=512&logo=logo

The WRX STI has been a recipient of continuous improvement since its introduction. Most recently, the 2010 WRX STI Special Edition previewed some of the suspension enhancements now migrated to the 2011 WRX STI. Thorough and painstakingly detailed chassis development, including testing on Germany's famed Nurburgring racetrack, has resulted in the best-handling Impreza WRX STI models Subaru has ever offered.
"The continuous evolution and development of the WRX STI is driven by the strong, loyal and vocal support from thousands of enthusiastic owners of this exciting high-performance vehicle," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. "The 2011 4-door WRX STI will expand the appeal of this iconic performance model to a wider range of driving enthusiasts."
New Designs for 2011
In front, the 2011 WRX STI models feature sharpened bumper corners and wider, blacked-out fog lamp nacelles to accentuate the "wide and low" profile. A jutting lip spoiler with three-dimensional detailing emphasizes the cars' sporty intent. The newly designed front grille with black base and blacked-out Subaru wing highlights the headlights' shape to give the entire front end a more powerful appearance, accentuated by larger grille and bumper intake openings.
For the 4-door models, newly designed wider rear fenders are stretched out on the side beyond the tail lamps, accentuating a look of power and stability. The new design details contribute to an improved drag coefficient.
New Chassis Tuning for 2011
The Subaru WRX STI was already a highly optimized performance machine. Specific chassis tuning. Aluminum front lower L-arms reduce unsprung vehicle weight. Major chassis tuning changes include a lowered ride height and new pillow-ball bushings in front and stiffer bushings for the rear subframe that supports the double-wishbone suspension – these improve camber and toe stiffness.
Both the front and rear suspension systems employ higher-rate springs and thicker front and rear stabilizer bars than the 2010 model: 21 mm vs. 20 mm in front and 19 mm vs. 18 mm in rear. Spring rates have increased by 15.6 percent in front and 53 percent in the rear.
New standard 18-inch aluminum wheels feature high-luster paint and weigh 17.6 lbs. less than the previous standard wheels. The optional 18 x 8.5-in. BBS® forged aluminum-alloy wheels, which further reduce unsprung vehicle weight, are highlighted by silver high-luster paint for 2011.
Exclusive to the WRX STI, the Brembo Performance Brake System uses ventilated 4-wheel Super Sport anti-lock (ABS) disc brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Super Sport ABS can control the braking forces at each rear wheel independently, which optimizes braking ability during hard cornering to help reduce understeer.
The Ultimate Performance Subaru
The 2011 WRX STI continues as the ultimate-performance Subaru with its high-boost 305-hp turbocharged/intercooled 4-cyl. Boxer engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The STI also features Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with three "Auto" modes, as well as a manual mode with six driver-selectable differential locking settings.
The WRX STI is equipped with advanced dynamic control systems, as well: the Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system is standard and features a track performance-optimized mode; Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) technology allows the driver to tailor the car's driving characteristics by choosing from among three selectable modes – "Intelligent," "Sport" and "Sport Sharp" – using a rotary dial on the center console.
The 2011 Impreza WRX STI models arrive in Subaru dealerships late this summer.
Sporty, Spacious and Versatile Interior
New for 2011, the WRX STI interior is finished in black and silver to highlight its sporty design. Trim panels, the steering wheel air bag cover and steering wheel switches are now dark cast metallic.
The standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel is a three-spoke, leather-wrapped design embossed with the STI logo and features control switches for Bluetooth® hands-free phone function. A new AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player features Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free calling, iPod control capability, a USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack and XM/SIRIUS satellite radio (subscription is extra). An available navigation system integrates a vehicle information center and Bluetooth hands-free calling.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel-efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com .
SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.

Pictures found at http://www.newscom.com/



2011 Subaru STI Mega Gallery by DrivingSports (pictures only available to the media in high-resolution) available to the public HERE:


http://www.drivingsports.com/site/2010/04/2011-subaru-sti-mega-gallery/
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Greatly dislike the fact they kept the same rear end. The sedan's rear end makes it look like an economical KIA. The wing is so so, reminds me of the 2.5 RS wing. Rear / Front fenders look great, front end looks nice, rims are great. But honestly, I would not get a sedan, still. I would choose the hatch over it still. It's just too.. whimpy looking.
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spensaur wrote:

Greatly dislike the fact they kept the same rear end. The sedan's rear end makes it look like an economical KIA. The wing is so so, reminds me of the 2.5 RS wing. Rear / Front fenders look great, front end looks nice, rims are great. But honestly, I would not get a sedan, still. I would choose the hatch over it still. It's just too.. whimpy looking.


The new STI sedan looks like a Mugen Civic Si and Kia had intercourse.

As oodd as it may look, it does look far more aggressive. However, with the new WRX models sharing the same widebody design, Subaru has made the STI look like a ripoff, and the WRX look like a steal. Hell, there's been an instance where the WRX clocked in faster acceleration times than the "faster" STI in a straight line.
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The new STI sedan looks like a Mugen Civic Si and Kia had intercourse.

As oodd as it may look, it does look far more aggressive. However, with the new WRX models sharing the same widebody design, Subaru has made the STI look like a ripoff, and the WRX look like a steal. Hell, there's been an instance where the WRX clocked in faster acceleration times than the "faster" STI in a straight line.


In all honesty, being that I have an 05 sti. I think the Mugen Civic Si looks better than this ... monstrosity. It's a wing from a Colbat for god sakes. The front end is aggressive, there's no doubt about it, and the rear flares are definitely wide and sexy. But the rear end needs some major changes.. I am still against the new sedan look, wether it be a wrx or sti. I have always liked the way the hatch looked and still feel that it looks better than the sedan even with the redesign. I was excited when first hearing of the change, but as of right now... I think subaru cut themselves a new asshole. I don't know how many they will sell, but a lot of the Nasioc response is negative. Although, to be perfectly honest, almost all of Nasioc is filled with giant douche bags who want it their way or the high way. All in all, it's not horrible, but it does need some work in my opinion.
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AWDfreak wrote:
The new STI sedan looks like a Mugen Civic Si and Kia had intercourse.

As oodd as it may look, it does look far more aggressive. However, with the new WRX models sharing the same widebody design, Subaru has made the STI look like a ripoff, and the WRX look like a steal. Hell, there's been an instance where the WRX clocked in faster acceleration times than the "faster" STI in a straight line.


In all honesty, being that I have an 05 sti. I think the Mugen Civic Si looks better than this ... monstrosity. It's a wing from a Colbat for god sakes. The front end is aggressive, there's no doubt about it, and the rear flares are definitely wide and sexy. But the rear end needs some major changes.. I am still against the new sedan look, wether it be a wrx or sti. I have always liked the way the hatch looked and still feel that it looks better than the sedan even with the redesign. I was excited when first hearing of the change, but as of right now... I think subaru cut themselves a new asshole. I don't know how many they will sell, but a lot of the Nasioc response is negative. Although, to be perfectly honest, almost all of Nasioc is filled with giant douche bags who want it their way or the high way. All in all, it's not horrible, but it does need some work in my opinion.


nasioc is so ridiculous I've heard jokes of it being called nabisco... I've stayed away from there once I realized how crazy that board is.

The reason why the 4-door sedan is back is because the sedan fans b****ed and called the 5-door hatch a "minivan".


The wing can be confused with the new Evo/Mugen Civic/POS Scion tC and many more.

And worst of all, I still identify the rear-end of the sedan as a Kia...


Nonetheless, Subaru wants to get more customers for the STI since some just HAD TO have the sedan.
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It was only a matter of time before they brought the sedan body style back.

Personally, while I generally prefer the sedan over the hatch body style, I'm not too enthusiastic about this version of the sedan STI. The front end looks decent and slightly more aggressive than its hatch style counterpart, but its the rear that makes me roll my eyes and look away in shame. Who knows? Maybe I'll come to like this STI sedan as much as I did the hatch version after I finally began to see some on the road instead of just in photos, but even then it actually still took awhile to grow on me. In the mean time I prefer the hatch body style over the sedan for the newest generation of STI's.

I'm really glad they brought the sedan back though, but visually, I just wish they would have given it more to make it scream "NEW STI SEDAN!" instead of something like "NEW WRX WITH WIDE FENDERS AND GIANT WING WITH AN STI BADGE SLAPPED ON!" The 04/05 STI will always look the best in my eyes.
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Posted 4/12/10
this is disappointing, it doesnt look like a subie anymore =\
why??
please subaru, get your head out of your ass
this WAS a real subaru, not that horrid albino appalachian stepsister of an sti for 2011
Posted 4/12/10
I really like this new STi sedan, I may look into getting one when it comes out. For those of you that hate the wing when I had my evo we experimented with removing it and at speed the car is soo much more stable with it.
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