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03-22-2010, 10:03 PM
Filed under: New York Auto Show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/new-york-auto-show/), Sedan (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sedans/), Performance (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/), Hatchback (http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/)

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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX - Click above for high-res image gallery

Since the introduction of the third-generation Impreza (http://www.autoblog.com/model/impreza), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/make/subaru/) has been making incremental improvements to the rally-bred WRX (http://www.autoblog.com/model/wrx), first with a significant bump in output for the 2009 MY (http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/31/2009-subaru-impreza-wrx-265-hp-retuned-suspension-sti-tweaks/) and now the adoption of the STI (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/STI/)'s widebody design for 2011. And not only does the five-door model benefit from its pumped-up sibling's sheetmetal, but the sedan gets a much-needed testosterone injection to boot.

With a 1.5 inch-wider track front and rear, the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX's stance is decidedly more aggressive, and with firmer rear subframe bushings pulled from the STI and wider 17x9-inch wheels wrapped in 235/45R17 rubber, the 2011 'Rex is assuredly more stickier than its predecessor.

The cosmetic mods don't end with the widened fenders, as the front fascia receives a restylized front lip spoiler, partnered with a larger, blacked-out grille and intakes. The whole package only increases the curb weight of the WRX by 34 pounds, and coupled with the "265-horsepower" turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four, the 2011 WRX has the goods to back up its looks... no matter which body-style you choose. Full details in the press release after the jump and expect a slew of shots from the floor at the New York Auto Show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/new-york-auto-show/).


Gallery: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2011-subaru-impreza-wrx/low/)

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