There are a lot of rumors surrounding the next Subaru Impreza WRX STI, with some reports suggesting it will go diesel, while others point to a hybrid version. And while we don't yet know what the decided powerplant will be, we can guarantee it will include AWD, go like stink and look awesome!
OK, so we don't know that last one either, but thanks to the creative genius of artist Jon Sibal we can share a creative peak at what the next STI might look like.
Based on the Impreza Design Concept unveiled at the LA Auto Show, the STI model gets the requisite fender flares, top-mount intercooler and, of course, a massive wing on the back. The concept car has actually received a significant level of criticism from the Subaru faithful, although it's easy to see how the handsome compact car shape works perfectly in a more aggressive form.
While Subarus have never been the most attractive cars on the road and the STI has always paled in comparison to its Mitsubishi rival, if Subie's designers follow this path it might be the first time the EVO comes up short on the looks department.
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