The 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi was the first STi model to be introduced in North America.
The WRX STi debuted in the North American market with different specifications than its European and Japanese counterparts. Instead of the 2.0 litre EJ207 flat-four, it was released with a newly designed 2.5 litre version codenamed EJ257. In addition, it borrowed a high number of parts from the JDM Spec C model.
The 2004 STi is commonly referred to as "blobeye" by enthusiasts. It was replaced by the "hawkeye" model in 2006.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The WRX STi is one of the fastest cars in the game, in terms of acceleration and top speed, but also has a slightly worse handling rating than similar cars such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII.
|Unlock||Complete URL Race 17 in Stage 5|
|0 - 60 mph||0 - 100 mph||Top Speed||Torque||Power|
|Stock||5.01 seconds||12.90 seconds||155.0 mph (249 km/h)||298.4 ft-lb||299.7 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||2.93 seconds||7.31 seconds||210.0 mph (338 km/h)||381.7 ft-lb||443.0 bhp|
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The Impreza WRX appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $46,000. It is also used as a boss car.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Impreza WRX STi is featured with impressive acceleration and top speed. Due to a high weight, the WRX STi performs well in pursuits but also tends to understeer in sharp bends.
Compared to its rival, the Lancer Evolution VIII, the WRX STi has better straight-line performance but is also less responsive in corners. If both cars are fully upgraded, the Lancer Evolution will also have a higher top speed.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
The Impreza WRX STi appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 with a price of $34,000 and is unlocked after defeating Blacklist racer #9.
In the Game Boy Advance release, the car is unlocked after defeating Big Lou, and requires 3,000 reputation points to purchase.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The 2004 Impreza WRX STi appears in the Nintendo DS release of Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City and is unlocked after defeating Layla.
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