Suburu has the tradition to test all their vehicles at the world's toughest race track – Nurburgring. Since 1992 for advanced R & D as well as tests of the WRX and WRX STI models.

The concept of the 2011MY WRX STI appears to be the fastest WRX STI ever. The most significant upgrades are focused on the chassis and suspension. Series of tests have been made at Nurburgring to demonstrate the superior dynamics of WRX STI. Tommi Mäkinen, the legendary four-time World Rally Champion tested the vehicle for the challenge.

"The car was controllable with precise and faithful handling even on tricky corners. I could easily predict the car's behavior. That is exactly what Subaru is offering, confidence" comments the Rally Champion.

The top lap of the 2011MY WRX STI was 7'55''00, which is the fastest lap of Subaru road car, ever. The time is 4 seconds better than the previous record set in 2004. All upgrades of the four-door version will be carried over to the hatchback.

The 2011MY WRX STI 4-door will go on sale world-wide from this summer.