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The Subaru Impreza WRX STI (GDB-F) was the last GD Impreza model by Subaru.

It was produced from 2006 to 2008. The GDB-F received a new front fascia, which is often called "pignose" or the "Hawkeye" model by car enthusiasts.

Unlike older WRX STI models, it was solely available with the 2.5L EJ257 Flat-4. The DCCD (Subaru Driver Controlled Center Differential) was also updated with this model.

Games

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Impreza WRX STI appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 3 tuner class car.

It lacks acceleration and top speed, so much so that it is not very useful for sprint events, and does not have sufficient straight-line performance to evade police effectively, but does have great handling.

Stock

The stock Impreza WRX STI is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:

  • Exotic: Take over Silverton Refinery, Silverton
  • Muscle: Win the "North Broadway" event in Starlight Strip, Silverton
  • Tuner: Take over Starlight Strip, Silverton

Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 80,000 cash.

NFSC Subaru ImprezaWRXSTI Stock.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 80,000 cash
Top Speed 3.9
Acceleration 5.8
Handling 9.2

Bonus

The bonus Impreza WRX STI is included with the Collector's Edition release and is available for use in Quick Race from the beginning of the game.

NFSC Subaru ImprezaWRXSTI Bonus.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 3
Bonus
Requires the Collector's Edition
Top Speed 5.6
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 10.0

Yumi's

Yumi drives an Impreza WRX STI as part of the crew in the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 3 car.

NFSC Subaru ImprezaWRXSTI CrewYumi.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 3
Crew Member
Top Speed 3.9
Acceleration 5.8
Handling 9.2

Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City

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The Impreza WRX STi is unlocked in the PlayStation Portable release of Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City after defeating Buddy, with a price of $74,000. It's also the car driven by the Corps' boss - MK.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The 2006 Impreza WRX STI appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 3 car with a price tag of $29,000. It is unlocked at the beginning of the game.

Due to grippy handling and fast acceleration, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI can be a very useful Grip car during the early stage of the career mode, although it is also prone to understeer in corners. If the player installs performance upgrades on the car during this stage, it can easily outperform most of its rivals.

Need for Speed: Undercover

Development - Some content may have altered during development.

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI can be found in the game files of the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Undercover.

The model is fully customisable with the exception of any bodykits or refined performance, and the model has no damage state.

Need for Speed: Shift

The 2006 Impreza WRX STI appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 2 car with a price of $65,000. It is required to collect 30 Stars for unlocking the car. The WRX STI is capable of a Works conversion and has a Car Rating of 5.80.

The all-wheel drive system of the Impreza WRX STI provides good handling and acceleration, suitable for most race events in the career mode.

The Car Battle event at Autopolis GP features the Impreza WRX STI competing with the Lancer Evolution IX. It is also featured in a Time Eliminator event at Dakota GP.

Need for Speed: Nitro

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The 2006 Impreza WRX STI appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as a Class B car. It is rated 2 in speed, acceleration and drifting; and 3 in both handling and strength.

A 2006 Impreza WRX STI with a unique livery can be unlocked as a Collectable Car for use in both Arcade Mode and Career Mode, once all stars are obtained in all Silver Cup events.

Need for Speed: World

The 2006 Impreza WRX STI was made available Need for Speed: World on June 28, 2010 during the sixth closed beta session as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a D class car.

The WRX STI was purchaseable for SpeedBoost, but has been unavailable in the car dealer since August 22, 2012. The in-game cash variant returned as of the January 8, 2013 update with the price of Dollar icon.png500,000. It has a stock overall rating of 358.

Due to a poor nitrous boost and weak acceleration, that is comparable to that of E class cars, the WRX STI is one of the less effective D class cars for competitive multiplayer races.

Its weaknesses are balanced by a responsive steering; The WRX STI is fast in corners, but not as agile as the Mazda MX-5. Top speed is 148 mph (239 km/h).

Stock: 358 (D class) Maximum: 585 (B class)

Blue

The Blue style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2100. It was made available on January 18, 2011.

NFSW Subaru Impreza WRX STI Blue.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 458
TopSpeedIcon2.png 487
AccelIcon2.png 474
HandlingIcon2.png 414
NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Standard
SpeedBoost2100

Red

The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png345,678, and was initially released on June 28, 2010.

Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 15 or above and cost Dollar icon.png130,000. On April 30, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png500,000 as part of the End of the World event.

NFSW Subaru Impreza WRX STI Red.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 358
TopSpeedIcon2.png 318
AccelIcon2.png 336
HandlingIcon2.png 422
NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Standard
Dollar icon.png345,678

Royal Purple

The Royal Purple style is a unique cash car that cost Dollar icon.png160,000, and was initially released on November 16, 2010.

It is fitted with a unique Royal Purple engine and finished with a special Royal Purple livery. It was removed from the car dealer on August 22, 2012.

NFSW Subaru Impreza WRX STI Royal Purple.jpg
Performance Parts
RoyalPurpleEngine.png
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 386
TopSpeedIcon2.png 364
AccelIcon2.png 375
HandlingIcon2.png 421
WorldRoyalPurple.png
Royal Purple
Dollar icon.png160,000

Lapse (Rental)

The Lapse style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost150. It was made available on July 27, 2010.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Subaru Impreza WRX STI Lapse.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBlueEngine.png
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
StreetBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer Lowenhart.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 409
TopSpeedIcon2.png 402
AccelIcon2.png 408
HandlingIcon2.png 417
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
SpeedBoost150

Lapse (Cash)

The Lapse style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png250,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Subaru Impreza WRX STI Lapse.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBlueEngine.png
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
StreetBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer Lowenhart.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 409
TopSpeedIcon2.png 402
AccelIcon2.png 408
HandlingIcon2.png 417
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
Dollar icon.png250,000

Shift 2: Unleashed

The 2006 Impreza WRX STI reappears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road car with a price tag of $23,100. The car has a C 520 performance index rating and 3.70 handling rating. Its 0-60mph time is 4.5 seconds.

Need for Speed: Heat

The Impreza WRX STI '06 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article published[1][2] on August 19, 2019, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 10, which was released on October 22, 2019.

Stock

The stock Impreza WRX STI '06 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png52,000 upon reaching Reputation Level 20NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of ten and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Subaru ImprezaWRXSTI06 Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Rep.png LVL 20
Infobox 2017White Car.png 135
NFSHE Icon Bank.png52,000
POWER 1.3
HIGH SPEED 1.5
ACCELERATION 2.2
NITROUS 2.0
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 300
0-60 MPH [s] 4.90
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 300
TOP SPEED [mph] 147
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 10/10)
Engine Swaps (10 Available)
300 hp 2.5L F4
69,500, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 300 / 690
308 hp 2.8L F6
81,500, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 308 / 763
345 hp 4.0L V8
131,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 345 / 1,009
444 hp 3.0L F6
141,000, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 444 / 802
456 hp 4.0L V8
191,000, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 456 / 1,014
503 hp 2.9L V6
192,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 503 / 905
514 hp 4.0L F6
225,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 514 / 1,017
562 hp 3.8L V6
254,000, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 562 / 1,008
562 hp 3.8L V8
254,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 562 / 1,010
564 hp Forged 2.5L F4
293,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 564 / 1,016

Gallery

References

  1. Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
  2. Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/


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