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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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Specs

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

Agent: MotorImage