There’s an array of attractive hot hatches and sporty models available in Australia right now, but the Subaru WRX remains a car that you’ve got to check out before buying elsewhere.
For those who want an even sportier feel than a standard WRX there is the STI and this spec.R version.
But what’s it like to live with? Is it enough to justify the price tag? I headed off to the Royal National Park in Sydney’s south to take it for a spin…
NUTS and BOLTS – 2017 Subaru WRX STI spec.R
- Engine: 2.5L turbo petrol producing 221kW and 407Nm
- Transmission: Six-speed manual
- Warranty: Three years
- Safety: Five stars
- Origin: Japan
- Price: From $57,690