|The 2005 WRX Sti [sic] saw minor interior upgrades over the 2004 version. It is powered by the turbocharged and intercooled 2.5-liter [sic] flat-four that cranks out more than 300 horsepower [sic]. Subaru’s invincible all-wheel drive system provides grippy traction on any surface.|
— Official description 
Also known as the 'hawk eye', the 2005 WRX STi is the final facelift variant of the second generation Subaru WRX STi, replacing the 2004 'blob eye' facelift variant. Penned by former Alfa Romeo designer Zapatinas, the 2005 Impreza was one of Subaru's first models with the 'jet and wings' corporate front design.
The final facelift WRX STi ran production until 2007 and was replaced by the WRX STI hatchback in 2008.
Powered by the two liter turbocharged EJ20 flat-four engine from previous models instead of the 2.5 liter EJ25 variant from some of its export market variants, the 2005 WRX STi appears as the Japanese specification model in the Forza series.
Compared to the 2004 model, the EJ20 from the 2005 model has improved specifications that are 295 hp (220 kW) and 311 ft·lb (422 N·m) of torque, although it has 280 hp (209 kW) in real life as the Japanese market model. Moreover, due to a weight figure of 3515 lb (1594 kg), which is 3315 lb (1504 kg) in the Horizon series, the 2005 WRX STi also weighs more in the Forza series than it does in real life.
Despite its high weight relative to other WRX STI models, which actually makes it the heaviest car of its model family, the 2005 WRX STi still beats each car of its model family in every field of benchmark tests, although it is closely matched with the 2004 model.
Purchase from the Specialty Dealer for 33,000 CR
Performance & Division
Value: 33,000 CR
Tier 1 - Common (+70)
Top Speed: 160.8 mph (258.7 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.519 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.100 secs.
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 132.0 ft (40.2 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 321.9 ft (98.1 m)
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.09 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.11 g
Requires the Rally Expansion Pack
Purchase from the Autoshow for 18,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
- It has incosistent power figures prior to Forza Motorsport 6:
- In Forzavista mode of Forza Motorsport 7, opening the hood of the 2005 WRX STi unveiled another hood. This has since been corrected.
- ↑ "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 10-06-2018.
- ↑ carmag.co.za - post/final-facelift-for-scooby-impreza/ Final facelift for Scooby Impreza (June 17th 2005)
- ↑ "SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI". goo-net-exchange.com (Japanese). Retrieved 10-06-2018.
- ↑ Hood bug in Forza Motorsport 7
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