|Considering the long list of WRC trophies that the Impreza line has racked up since hitting the rally scene in the early 1990s, it’s hard to believe that the 2011 Subaru WRX STI (like its predecessors) started out life as a regular Impreza. Of course, the WRX STI name means that the Subaru has been stuffed to the gills with rally-inspired technology, including the turbocharged 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed “Boxer” motor producing 305 horsepower and 290 foot-pounds of torque channeling power through a slick 6-speed manual transmission. Other than a healthy power output, what sets the STI apart from its lesser Impreza brethren is an advanced version of Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with Driver Controlled Center Differential, which allows the driver to optimize the AWD front to rear power distribution for optimal handling in any conditions. The driver is also in control of the engine’s electronic throttle mapping through Subaru’s SI-Drive, which in “Sport” and “Sport Sharp” modes allow quicker throttle response for ultimate acceleration. Subaru’s has pulled the new STI lower to the tarmac, bolted up thicker front and rear stabilizer bars to reduce understeer, and fitted new wheels that save four pounds per corner. What it all adds up to is the best-handling STI ever and, as always, this Subaru is a lot of rally-bred performance for very little coin.|
— Official description 
The 2011 WRX STI is a redesign of the third generation Subaru WRX STI, which was introduced as a standalone model series after dropping the Impreza moniker. Following falling sales since the 2008 hatchback redesign, the WRX STI became available as a four-door sedan again.
The third generation WRX STI continued production until 2014, and was replaced by the fourth generation model in 2015.
The 2011 WRX STI equals its predecessor in many regards but weighs 11 lb (5 kg) less, giving it slightly higher handling and braking performance. It reuses the EJ257 boxer engine from its predecessor, although it also produces 45 ft·lb (61 N·m) less than the latter, resulting in 290 ft·lb (393 N·m) of torque. As a consequence, the 2011 WRX STI is slower in terms of acceleration, which is compensated by a higher top speed of 167 mph (269 km/h).
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|Speed 6.0||Handling 5.1||Acceleration 6.5||Launch 7.4||Braking 5.1||B 481|
|Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer||Price: 35,000 CR|
|DLC: Requires the Launch Bonus Car Pack|
|Top Speed: 166.9 mph (268.5 km/h)||Body Style: Sedan|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.500 secs.||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.200 secs.|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 129.5 ft (39.5 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 340.3 ft (103.7 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.91 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 0.88 g|
|Speed 6.0||Handling 8.3||Acceleration 6.5||Launch 7.4||Braking 8.2||B 434|
|Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow||Price: 32,000 CR or ? T|
|Body Style: Saloon|
|Conversion - Engine|
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
|1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally|
6.2L V8 (455 hp)
|6.2L V8 (415 hp|
|6.2L V8 (415 hp)|
2.6L I6 - TT
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
- The 2.5L F4 - Turbo engine swap originates from this car.
- In Forza Motorsport 5, VIP players received a 2011 WRX STI with a livery consisting of dogs owned by the community team.
- Players who have completed one event in the demo release of Forza Horizon 2 and have purchased the Xbox One release of the latter before October 31, 2014 received a 2011 WRX STI as a reward for their garage in Forza Horizon 2.
- The 2011 WRX STI has locked rear doors in ForzaVista mode.
- The 2011 WRX STI can be upgraded with a rally front bumper, rally hoods and mud flaps on Xbox One titles.
- ↑ "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 12-01-2018.
- ↑ VIP Gift: "Forza Motorsport Week in Review 8-1-14" - forzamotorsport.net
- ↑ Forza Horizon 2 Demo reward - "Horizon 2 gets Deluxe & Ultimate digital editions" - fudzilla.com
|1990s||Impreza 2.5 RS Coupe · Impreza 22B STi · Legacy RS · SVX|
|2000s||#77 Impreza · Impreza S204 · Impreza WRX STi '04 · Impreza WRX STi '05 · Impreza WRX STI '08 · Impreza WRX STi Spec-C · Legacy B4 2.0 GT|
|2010s||#75 - #99 WRX STI VT15R Rally Car · BRZ · Legacy B4 2.5 GT · WRX STI '11 · WRX STI '15|
|Tommy Kaira Impreza M20b|
|BRZ Fast & Furious Edition · BRZ Forza Edition · BRZ Horizon Edition · BRZ Fast & Furious Edition · WRX STI Fast & Furious Edition|