SEPANG: The 2012 edition of the tarmac scorching Subaru Impreza WRX STI made its debut at the Sepang International Circuit in conjunction with the Super GT's Round 3 featuring a host of improvements.
The all-wheel drive performance car with a 300bhp/350Nm boxer engine now gets wider wheel arches to provide better airflow to the braking systems. This also helps to keep the engine bay cooler.
Features also include a multi-mode vehicle dynamics control system that comes with "Normal" for everyday driving, "Traction" for performance and "Off" for fun driving on the track.
In addition, the Subaru Intelligent Drive allows the driver to select "Intelligent" mode for smooth power delivery and emphasis on fuel efficiency, "Sport" for faster throttle response or "Sport Sharp" for the most direct throttle and precise rev control across the entire engine speed range.
Other improvements include a deep front bumper, side sills and rear spoiler to generate downforce at high speeds.
Sold in either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual, prices for the Impreza WRX STI 2012 brought in by Motor Image Malaysia Sdn Bhd start from RM249,000 (S$100,250).