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The Subaru Impreza WRX STI (GR) is the successor to the GD Impreza.

Production started in 2008. The GR was initially offered only as a hatchback, featuring larger fenders than seen in the previous generation models.

Thanks to a larger intercooler, higher turbo boost (14.9 psi), and the new Active Valve Control System (AVCS), which controls both intake and exhaust values, the GR is capable of better road performance than its predecessors.

The WRX STI underwent a facelift for the 2011 model year.

Games

Need for Speed: World

The Impreza WRX STI Hatchback was made available in Need for Speed: World on October 25, 2011 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a B class car.

Nitrous boost is the most lacking trait, but it compensated by quick acceleration. It can outrun most B class cars including the Mazda RX-8 in Drag events.

It also has responsive handling and sufficient traction at any speed because of its AWD system. Its stock top speed is 161 mph (259 km/h). The SpeedBoost variant hits 189 mph (305 km/h) as top speed.

It is one of the best in-game cash purchasable vehicles because of its driving traits, which makes it useful for any game mode. However, it may be less effective against A class vehicles, since these cars usually have more power.

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Blue

The Blue style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost3400. It was made available on October 25, 2011.

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Performance Parts StreetBeigeEngine.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 2%
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 4%
Class B Car 595 NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 541 AccelIcon2.png 654 HandlingIcon2.png 592
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost3400

Red

The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png499,000. It was initially made available on August 22, 2012.

On June 28th, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png1,100,000 as part of the End of the World event.

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Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class B Car 518 NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 399 AccelIcon2.png 573 HandlingIcon2.png 584
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png499,000

All-Terrain (SpeedBoost)

The All-Terrain style is an art director car that costs SpeedBoost3700. It was released on December 2, 2011.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance tuned, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Performance Parts RaceBeigeEngine.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class A Car 631 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Verge Wide
Stock Spoiler NFSWBonnetIcon.png
NFSWHoodIcon.png Hood
Glint
NFSWManufacturer Work.png
NFSWWheels Work A19.png Work
Style A 19"
NFSWNeon Yellow.png
NFSWNeon Yellow.png Lumox
Yellow
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
Lumox Window Tint
Smoke Blackout
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateSISUSTI.png Licence Plate
"Sisu STi"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 606 AccelIcon2.png 692 HandlingIcon2.png 597
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost3700

All-Terrain (Cash)

The All-Terrain style is an art director car that costs Dollar icon.png500,000. It was released on July 7, 2015 as part of the End of the World event to celebrate the anniversary of Subaru's founding.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance tuned, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Subaru Impreza WRX STI hatchback All Terrain.jpg
Performance Parts RaceBeigeEngine.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class A Car 631 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Verge Wide
Stock Spoiler NFSWBonnetIcon.png
NFSWHoodIcon.png Hood
Glint
NFSWManufacturer Work.png
NFSWWheels Work A19.png Work
Style A 19"
NFSWNeon Yellow.png
NFSWNeon Yellow.png Lumox
Yellow
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
Lumox Window Tint
Smoke Blackout
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateSISUSTI.png Licence Plate
"Sisu STi"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 606 AccelIcon2.png 692 HandlingIcon2.png 597
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
Dollar icon.png500,000

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

The Impreza WRX STI appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) as a Sports Series racer vehicle, and as an SCPD Traffic Police unit.

The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 120,000 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 5,000 cop bounty.

The WRX STI has a notable acceleration, pursuit durability and good steering, making it one of the best cars in the Sports/Traffic Police category.

Need for Speed: The Run

The Impreza WRX STI appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a Sports class car.

It made a brief appearance in the "Run for the Hills" gameplay trailer released on July 27, 2011.[1] and its inclusion was revealed by the official Need for Speed website on September 1, 2011.

Stock

The stock Impreza WRX STI is unlocked upon the player beating 6 Autolog recommendations.

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Top Speed: 164 mph (264 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 5.1s
BHP: 305 @ 6,000 rpm
Performance: Tier 2
Handling: Normal
Class: Sports
Drivetrain: AWD
Value: $30,000.00
Manufacture Year: 2009

Need for Speed

The Need for Speed Edition Impreza WRX STI is unlocked upon the player beating 10 Solo Objectives in the "NFS Racing" Playlist.

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Top Speed: 195 mph (314 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 3.3s
BHP: 436 @ 6,000 rpm
Performance: Tier 4
Handling: Normal
Class: Sports
Drivetrain: AWD
Value: $30,000.00
Manufacture Year: 2009

"Scoundrel"

The "Scoundrel" Signature Edition Impreza WRX STI requires the Signature Edition Booster Pack and is unlocked from the beginning of the game.

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Top Speed: 217 mph (349 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 3.0s
BHP: 631 @ 6,000 rpm
Performance: Tier 5
Handling: Easy
Class: Sports
Drivetrain: AWD
Value: $30,000.00
Manufacture Year: 2009

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

The Impreza WRX STI appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered as a car tier 1 vehicle available to cops and racers.

Cop

The Impreza WRX STI Interceptor is an SCPD Traffic Police unit unlocked upon earning 5,000 cop bounty.

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Traffic Police Unit - Cop (Tier 1)
"Always Thrilling at Full Throttle"
Earn 5,000 cop bounty.
Top Speed:
160 mph (257 km/h)
0 to 62:
4.70 seconds
BHP:
305 @ 6,000 rpm
Drive:
All-Wheel
Price:
$35,000
Year:
2010

Racer

The Impreza WRX STI is a Sports Series racer unlocked upon earning 120,000 racer bounty.

HPR RacerGarage SubaruImprezaWRXSTI.jpg
Sports Series - Racer (Tier 1)
"Always Thrilling at Full Throttle"
Earn 120,000 racer bounty.
Top Speed:
160 mph (257 km/h)
0 to 62:
4.70 seconds
BHP:
305 @ 6,000 rpm
Drive:
All-Wheel
Price:
$35,000
Year:
2010

Trivia

  • The Impreza WRX STI has a 7-speed transmission (possibly a DCT) in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010).
    • An additional note is how the SCPD variant is the only police car in the game that lacks any forward-facing flashers mounted in the bumper or push bar.

Gallery

References

  1. Video: Official EA UK (2011) Need for Speed: The Run | Run For The Hills Gameplay. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x5TKgz-zTY


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