• Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Subaru WRX STI

Rally’s greatest hero in road-going form

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The Subaru WRX has a long and illustrious history as one of the greatest cars to ever grace the World Rally Championship. In competition form, it packs the absolute best package for AWD trail decimation. In road-going form, it’s not far off, as it includes an awesome four-cylinder engine, Subaru’s amazing all-wheel-drive system, and the sportiest look to ever grace a non-German sedan. With 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque from the 2.5-liter boxer engine, it can sprint to 60 mph in as little as 4.6 seconds – that’s 0.7-seconds faster than the Volkswagen Golf R and 0.1-seconds faster than the Ford Focus RS. With that kind of power, and it’s amazing look, we decided that the 2018 Subaru WRX STI deserves some screen time and thought you, our readers, might want to do the same. As such, we’ve picked out our favorite wallpaper below.

Subaru WRX STI Wallpaper

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Subaru WRX STI High Resolution Exterior
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Read our in-depth review of the 2018 Subaru WRX STI or check out the gallery below for two other great wallpapers of the WRX STI!

Subaru WRX STI vs The Competition - Performance Specs

Ford Focus RS Volkswagen Golf R Subaru WRX STI
Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine 2.0L inline four cylinder 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder “boxer”
Horsepower 350 HP @ 6,000 RPM 292 HP @ 5,400 RPM 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 350 LB-FT @ 3,200 RPM 280 Lb-FT @ 1,800 RPM 290 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM
0 to 60 mph 4.7 seconds 5.3 seconds 4.6 seconds
Top Speed 165 mph 155 mph 160 mph
Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Fuel economy city/highway 19/25 22/31 17/23
Curb weight 3,459 Lbs 3,282 Lbs 3,391 Lbs
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Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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