Production started in 2008. The GR was initially offered only as a hatchback, featuring larger fenders than seen in the previous generation models.
Thanks to a larger intercooler, higher turbo boost (14.9 psi), and the new Active Valve Control System (AVCS), which controls both intake and exhaust values, the GR is capable of better road performance than its predecessors.
The WRX STI underwent a facelift for the 2011 model year.
Need for Speed: World
The WRX STI also has responsive handling and sufficient traction at any speed because of being AWD. Standard top speed is 161 mph (259 km/h). The SpeedBoost variant hits 189 mph (305 km/h) as top speed.
The WRX STI is one of the best in-game cash purchasable vehicles because of its driving traits, which makes it useful for any game mode. However, it may be less effective against A Class, since these cars usually have more power.
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
|The Blue style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 3400. It was made available on October 25th, 2011.
|The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 499,000. It was initially made available on August 22nd, 2012.
On June 28th, 2015, its price was lowered from 1,100,000 as part of the End of the World event.
|The All-Terrain style is an art director car that costs 3700. It was released on December 2nd, 2011.
|The All-Terrain style is an art director car that costs 500,000. It was released on July 7th, 2015 as part of the End of the World event to celebrate the anniversary of Subaru's founding.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 120,000 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 5,000 cop bounty.
The WRX STI has a notable acceleration, pursuit durability and good steering, making it one of the best cars in the Sports/Traffic Police category.
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - Statistics|
|Earn 120,000 racer bounty||Sports Series||160 mph (257 km/h)||$35,000||AWD|
|Earn 5,000 cop bounty||Traffic Police||305 bhp @ 6,000 rpm||4.7 seconds||2010|
Need for Speed: The Run
The 2008 Impreza WRX appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a tier 2 car, which is unlocked to the player upon beating six Autolog recommendations. There are also two modified variants of the car, namely the tier 4 "NFS Edition" and tier 5 "Scoundrel" signature edition.
The tier 4 "NFS Edition" is unlocked once 10 Objectives in the NFS Edition Playlist are beaten. The tier 5 "Scoundrel" signature edition is featured in the downloadable Signature Edition Booster pack.
The NFS Edition and standard variant have a "Normal" handling rating. The Scoundrel signature edition possesses an "Easy" rating.
The WRX STI in any variation has a high top speed and quick acceleration, despite the tier 4 and tier 5 variants having a lower power output than some of their rivals. They also have controllable handling, making them valuable choices for any race event.
- The Impreza WRX STI has a 7-speed transmission in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010).
|Subaru Impreza (Model Range)|
|2.5 RS · WRX STi (2004) · WRX STI (2006) · WRX STI (2008) · WRX STI (2010) · WRX STI (2011)|
|STI CS400 (2010)|