The latest WRX STI continues the race-bred line of high-strung cars
Still as hot, the latest WRX STI continues the race-bred line of high-strung cars
Published on May 3, 2014 1:58 PM
There was an off-beat but memorable sci-fi television drama called Weird Science in the 1990s about two socially awkward teenagers who created their dream girl on a computer.
The virtual girl called Lisa miraculously came to life as a genie watching over the trouble-prone pair.
Subaru's motor sports division STI also started tuning WRXs in the 1990s, and the results were equally mad cap. It is as if Subaru engineers threw their wishlist into a cauldron and a long line of race-ready, tyre-burning, adrenaline- inducing WRX STIs were born, just like that.
Weird Science ended its run in 1998 after five seasons.
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SUBARU WRX STI
Price: $207,400 with COE
Engine: 2,457 16-valve flat-4 turbocharged
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Power: 300bhp at 6,000rpm
Torque: 407Nm at 4,000rpm
0-100kmh: 5.2 seconds
Top speed: 255kmh
Fuel consumption: 10.4 litres/100km