The standard WRX is powered by a 268bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder direct injection boxer engine. It’s essentially a turbocharged version of the engine fitted to the BRZ, and the same fitted to the Subaru Forester Turbo.
However, as with its predecessor, the WRX STi uses a 301bhp 2.5-litre engine. The only transmission option is a six-speed manual. Symmetrical all-wheel drive is standard fit, too, which has three driving modes – Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp.