FIRST DRIVE: SUBARU STI TYPE RA

’18 SUBARU WRX STI TYPE RA

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THE STICKER $48,995 (+$860 des­ti­na­tion)

POWER 310 hp; 290 lb-ft

EN­GINE 2.5L four-cylin­der DOHC tur­bocharged Boxer; STI cold-air in­take, ex­haust

DRIV­E­TRAIN six-speed man­ual with STI short throw shifter and re­vised third gear ra­tio; sym­met­ri­cal all-wheel drive with Multi-mode Driver Con­trol Cen­ter Dif­fer­en­tial; elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled lim­it­ed­slip cen­ter, he­li­cal lim­ited-slip front and Torsen lim­ited-slip rear dif­fer­en­tials

FOOT­WORK & CHAS­SIS uni­tized body con­struc­tion with ring-shaped frame re­in­force­ment struc­ture; high­t­en­sile steel re­in­force­ments; four-wheel in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion with Bil­stein STI sport-tuned dampers

BRAKES 13.4” front, 12.8” rear Brembo brakes with six-pis­ton front and dual-pis­ton rear monoblock calipers

WHEELS & TIRES 19x8.5” BBS forged alu­minum al­loy wheels

EX­TE­RIOR STI front bumper un­der-spoiler, car­bon-fiber roof panel, car­bon-fiber rear wing, rear bumper side scoops

IN­TE­RIOR Re­caro seats; red stitch­ing and ac­cent trim; ul­tra­suede steer­ing wheel

AT THE PUMP (mpg) 16 city/22 high­way/18 com­bined

THE COM­PE­TI­TION Ford Fo­cus RS; VW Golf R; Subaru WRX STI (stan­dard)

SU­PER STREET (ISSN #1093-071X), AU­GUST 2018 VOL. 22, NO. 8

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