The brand new 2015 Subaru WRX STI has just had its public debut at the ongoing Detroit Motor Show 2014. While it may not be as impressive as some of the other cars on display, it holds great significance for JDM fans and Subaru enthusiasts. So we headed over to Subaru to snap the following pictures!

Set to be initially available as a WRX STI Launch Edition, the first 1,000 units produced will feature the same WR Blue paint matched with gold BBS forged alloy wheels you see in the gallery below. Additionally, the STI Launch Edition with feature custom unique trim.

However, the most eagerly anticipated part of the new 2015 Subaru WRX STI has to be its engine. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine delivering a total of 305 hp at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine employs the Dual Active Valve Control system and is teamed with a specifically reinforced 6-speed manual transmission. An STI specific short shifter comes standard on the WRX STI Launch Edition.

This power is sent through all four wheels via Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive complete with Subaru’s new Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD). This transmission features three different automatic modes with each employing varying degrees of center differential locking depending on the driving situation.

For more about the 2015 Subaru WRX STI, read our earlier article. For more from the Detroit Motor Show 2014, be sure to bookmark our dedicated news channel!

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