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.
Need for Speed: World
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.
The All-Terrain style is an art director car that costs 3700. It was released on December 2, 2011.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
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.
|Earn 120,000 racer bounty||Sports Series||160 mph (257 km/h)||$35,000||AWD|
|Earn 5,000 cop bounty||Traffic Police||305 bhp @ 6,000 rpm||4.7 seconds||2010|
Need for Speed: The Run
The WRX STI in any variation has a high top speed and quick acceleration, despite the tier 4 and tier 5 variants having a lower power output than some of their rivals. They also have controllable handling, making them valuable choices for any race event.
The NFS Edition is unlocked after beating 10 Objectives in the NFS Edition Playlist.
The Scoundrel signature edition is included as part of the downloadable Signature Edition Booster pack.
- 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.