why would they keep the STI at 2.0 and carry the WRX to 2.5? that dosent make sense. plus aren't WRC Subaru cars originally WRX's?
Originally...yes...but from the late model GC* Imprezas onwards, the actual "homologation" cars were the STis.
wha he say it eh really make sense..Knight1 u sure??
Yes I'm very sure. The following cars now sport the 2.5L Engine:
2006 JDM/UK/US WRX
2006 JDM/UK/US Forester XT, Crosssport
2006 JDM Forester STi.
Yes, the 2006 WRX is a 2.5L, but the JDM
STi is a 2.0L. However, although the WRX is a 2.5L, the model still makes the standard 250 bhp (JDM form) and 227 bhp (USDM form). The only thing is that the car feels "torquier" (according to reviews) for the same power output, due to the increase in displacement. The STi on the other hand, although it's a 2.0L, makes more power (stock) than the WRX; somewhere around 280-285 bhp for the JDM cars, and 265-270 for the UK cars.