The WRX model supports a dark interior straight from the STI line, and has a black headliner with orange stitching on seats. This orange stitching continues on the floor mats, shift boot and door panels. The exterior boasts a contrast of Tangerine orange paint and custom jet black alloys, black fender badging and side mirrors. Subaru also offers black graphics as an option. The Special Edition of the WRX STI features front fog lamps and the STI's SI Drive, DCCD and VDC systems along with all the features of the WRX Special Edition. Apart from these changes both of the cars remain the same under the bonnet and feature the same Boxer engines of the ordinary models.
The WRX produces 265hp hwith 244 lb ft of peak torque at 4000 rpm and is run through Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive. The WRX STI delivers a massive 305bhp with its turbocharged boxer engine . The STI is also equipped with Multimode Driver Controlled Differential (DCCD), Multi Mode Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Subaru Intelligent Drive. The DCCD is exclusive to the STI and the VDC features a track performance optimized mode. The WRX STI has a light steering and a six seed manual gearbox and returns the best drive on a twisting back road. The steering returns a great response and the Subaru four wheel drive system gives an excellent road grip. The SI-Drive feature makes sure the throttle response is sharp thus returning an engaging drive doing 0-62mph in just 5.2secs.
The WRX received only four out of five star Euro NCAP crash test rating but it has handsome safety kit that includes six airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and side impact beams. Subaru has a built a good repute as a reliable manufacturer and both the WRX and WRX STI live up to the name thanks to the excellent mechanicals and strong build quality. The 2013 Special Edition WRX and WRX STI will be available to buy this spring, for any further information contact your local dealer.