2008 Mitsubishi EVO X vs 2009 Subaru WRX STi Who Will Steal the Crown?

Road & Track has put together as many details that they could on the new 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi and the Mitsubishi EVO X. They also posted pics of what they expect the cars to look like when they are released early next year.

The 2009 Subaru WRX STi is expected to be unveiled later this year and will go on sale in early 2008. The artist renditions of what the new car is expected to look like are much better than the WRX and standard Impreza that were recently unveiled. Mechanical changes will be minimal just like the rest of the line. The horsepower of the STi is expected to move up to around 320 and torque will top out at 320 lb.ft. The only transmission will be a six-speed manual that will propel the car to 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.

The 2009 Mitsubishi EVO X will pack a lot more electronic aids than the STi: Active Yaw Control (AYC), Super-All-Wheel-Control (S-AWC), Active Center Differential (ACD) and Anti-Skid Control (ASC). The car will feature 300 hp from a 2.0L turbo engine and torque is expected to be 300 lb. ft at 3,000 rpm. The car will come with either a five-speed manual or a new six-speed twin-clutch automatic called SST. The transmission will be similar to VW’s DSG, but according to an internal source it will be better than the VW version. The price of the car will range from $32,000 – $36,000. There is also a rumor that there will be a 5-door hatchback version, but it is not known if it will make it to the U.S.

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