The 2006 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.
Need for Speed: Carbon
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.
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.
Top Speed 3.9
Yumi drives an Impreza WRX STI as part of the crew in the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 3 car.
Top Speed 3.9
Need for Speed: Carbon - Own the City
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 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
The 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 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
The 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 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 500,000. 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)|
Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 15 or above and cost 130,000. On April 30, 2015, its price was lowered from 500,000 as part of the End of the World event.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The 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 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.
The stock Impreza WRX STI '06 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for 52,000 upon reaching Reputation Level 20.
It has a customisation rating of ten and can be equipped with performance parts.
HIGH SPEED 1.5
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 300
0-60 MPH [s] 4.90
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 300
TOP SPEED [mph] 147
|Customisation (Rating: 10/10)|
Engine Swaps (10 Available)
300 hp 2.5L F4
[hp] 300 / 690
308 hp 2.8L F6
[hp] 308 / 763
345 hp 4.0L V8
[hp] 345 / 1,009
444 hp 3.0L F6
[hp] 444 / 802
456 hp 4.0L V8
[hp] 456 / 1,014
503 hp 2.9L V6
[hp] 503 / 905
514 hp 4.0L F6
[hp] 514 / 1,017
562 hp 3.8L V6
[hp] 562 / 1,008
562 hp 3.8L V8
[hp] 562 / 1,010
564 hp Forged 2.5L F4
[hp] 564 / 1,016
- 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
- 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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