New Subaru WRX STI can get a 400-horsepower engine

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Rumors that the Japanese brand is preparing a radical change in its motor line have been around for a long time.

Their next round promises the hottest Subaru model a completely new engine, which supposedly will provide the WRX STI an increase of almost a hundred “horses”.

A turbocharged opposer with a working volume of 2.4 liters, built on the basis of the already known engine, is designed for a sports car – it is used, for example, on Levorg and Outback.

True, he will be able to develop, in contrast to civilian options, “at least 400 hp.” and 489 Nm – this is the language used by sources referenced by Forbes.

To call the motor a “new” company allows many changes that the engine must survive. With the same cylinder block, he will receive almost newly developed internals – other pistons, a crankshaft, modified injection, as well as an alternative boost system.

It is alleged that Subaru is comparing its new engine with a turbocharged “four” from Mercedes-AMG, which is considered a kind of record: with a volume of 2.0 liters, its most powerful modification is capable of developing up to 421 hp. and 500 Nm.

It will be unclear whether the engine of the new WRX STI will be comparable with it in terms of return.

There is no data on a possible engine of a more affordable WRX: it is assumed that this model will be equipped with the same 2.4-liter opposer, but deformed to more civilian indicators – say, 320-350 hp.

But, according to rumors, the final change of the traditional mechanical gearbox to an automatic machine or, moreover, the variator of Subaru sports cars is not threatened. The firm will bring final clarity to the situation only next year.


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