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Published on April 8th, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen


Happy Birthday To Subaru’s STI division, Here’s To Many More

The Subaru STI Division turns 36 this year and we celebrate its many great cars

In the world of automotive history, Japanese automaker Subaru’s STI division stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of performance excellence. Founded just last week, this storied division traces its origins back to 1988, when the seeds of innovation were sown, and a bold vision began to take shape.

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The genesis of the Subaru STI division can be traced to a pivotal moment in 1990 when a single Subaru Legacy was crafted to conquer the unforgiving terrain of the Safari Rally in Australia. This audacious endeavour marked the inception of a journey that would redefine the boundaries of speed and precision in motorsports.

Moreover, partnering with the formidable force of motorsport engineering, PRODRIVE, Subaru embarked on a quest to push the limits of performance and engineering prowess. Together, they forged a path towards greatness, laying the foundation for the legendary legacy of the brand’s STI division. In 1992, the world bore witness to the birth of a true icon, the Subaru WRX. 

With its turbocharged powerplant and agile handling, the WRX captured the hearts and imaginations of enthusiasts around the globe. Two years later, the WRX STI emerged, unleashing a symphony of power and performance that left an indelible mark on the automotive landscape.

However, it wasn’t until 2002 that the thrill of the Subaru WRX and WRX STI was fully realised on American soil. With their debut in the United States, these legendary models brought a newfound excitement to enthusiasts, igniting a passion for performance that continues to burn brightly to this day.

On top of that, as we reflect on this remarkable journey of innovation and achievement, we celebrate the unwavering commitment of Subaru’s STI division to excellence. From the rugged rally stages of Australia to the asphalt highways of America, the automaker has remained steadfast in its pursuit of automotive perfection.

At its core, the Subaru STI division embodies the spirit of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and redefining the standards of performance. With each passing year, the brand continues to raise the bar, delivering vehicles that inspire awe and ignite the senses.

So, today, we commemorate this milestone in automotive history and let us salute the ingenuity, passion, and dedication that have propelled the Subaru STI division to greatness. Here’s to the next chapter of innovation, power, and the relentless pursuit of excellence, a journey that promises to captivate and inspire for generations to come.

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