Rumor has it that the 2024 Subaru WRX STI would be coming with BRZ turbo unit. The development plan is designed to follow the production timing of the ‘regular’ WRX. According to some sources, the WRX STI would be running on turbocharged unit with 2.4 liter capacity, delivering 202 kW and also 350 Nm of torque. It also comes with improved fun-focused features and sportier gearbox stiffer chassis.
Platform and Construction
The 2024 Subaru WRX STI would be constructed with a new platform, which is the SGP (Subaru Global Platform) which is claimed to improve the driving dynamics of the vehicle significantly because of the solid chassis and rigid body. This update has excited quite a lot of people, but information is very limited for now. It means that we still need to wait for further reveal.
The Design and Layout
When it is about WRX STI, the big wing would be designed as the standard design. But then again, the STI isn’t just about the wing. The vehicle has experienced widened rear and also front fenders, which are meant to accommodate fatter tires and wider tracks. Subaru will no longer use their EJ unit, which they have used in the last gen of the STI. According to some auto experts predictions, the new model may inherit the 2.4 liter flat four unit (from the WRX), but with an improved rotated axis.
Powertrain and Performance
The new WRX STI would be running on four cylinder FA42 turbocharged unit with 2.4 liter capacity, delivering 295 kW. The FA24 is basically the engine that would be used by Subaru BRZ coupe along with its ‘twin’: Toyota GR 86 within its non turbo form. Subaru may be one of the auto manufacturers that are pretty slow with electrification technology. And for this WRX STI, they won’t offer hybrid power just yet.
The ‘regular’ WRX is able to generate 271 hp and 258 Nm of torque, but the STI would be able to deliver higher output. It is able to generate 345 hp. It would be coming with manual power as well as DCCD (Driver Controlled Center Differential) STI, enabling the drivers to adjust the drivetrain. It would also come with torque vectors and brake assist.
The output of the WRX STI is set to be similar to the Mercy AMG CLA45 that is able to generate 382 hp or the new output of the RS3 with its 401 hp, but then again, the WRX STI is focusing to the driving experience instead of the output numbers. Not to mention that it offers all wheel driving system.
Q and A
Q: When will the WRX STI launch?
A: It should take place in the end of 2023 for the North American market. Availability in dealerships starts in the beginning of 2023 although it’s unclear.
Q: What would be the price range for the new WRX STI?
A: there is no information about the new vehicle just yet. But then again, the entire information for the vehicle is pretty limited, so we should wait for the company to launch their official release concerning their 2024 Subaru WRX STI.