Subaru showed off the new 2015 WRX STI at the Detroit Motor Show. The latest model is a more powerful STI version of the all-too familiar WRX.
The new STI continues with a 2.5 liter force fed boxer engine, producing the same output and torque at 305hp at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. The STI has no auto option, and it exclusively a 6 speed manual transmission working together with the Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System that uses planetary type center differential gears with a nominal 41:59 torque split.
The new STI has a new feature called the Active Torque Vectoring System that is an enhancement of the Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control stability and traction control system. It can apply brake pressure to the inside front wheel to offer more neutral cornering.
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It’s a sad fact that car accidents are very common all around the world, and one of the leading causes of death, even in developed nations. It’s also an unfortunate fact that the large majority of traffic collisions are caused by human error in some way. While most people will stick to road laws and drive carefully, there’s no such thing as a perfect driver. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents, and how you can avoid them. Read more
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