View Full Version : Hotter Subaru Forester in the works?

09-09-2010, 11:39 AM
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Scooby fans down under might get the first look at an STI version of the Subaru Forester (http://www.autoblog.com/model/forester) meant for global markets. It's only speculation at this point, but Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/make/subaru) has said it will bring a "sporty SUV," and the Sydney Morning Herald figures an additionally boosted Forester makes the most sense.

Regardless of whether such a beast would wear an STI badge - if it exists at all - the theory goes that it would get an STI-like jump in power above the turbocharged Forester currently on sale in Australia. The JDM version of the Forester STI, on sale for five years, puts down 322 horsepower - that's 26 more ponies than are available in the Aussie WRX STI.

The Forester is already the top-selling compact SUV in Australia. Right now the most powerful version is the 227-hp XT model, so a boost in gumption would place it incontestably above the 268-hp Toyota RAV4 (http://www.autoblog.com/model/rav4) and 235-hp Mazda CX-7 (http://www.autoblog.com/model/cx7). Subaru won't confirm anything else about what will be revealed, except that it could go worldwide.

[Source: Sydney Morning Herald (http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/forester-wrx-topselling-suv-could-get-more-grunt-20100907-14ybh.html)]Hotter Subaru Forester in the works? (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/09/hotter-subaru-forester-in-the-works/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 09 Sep 2010 11:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).

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Sti Guy
09-10-2010, 02:32 PM
^^^Nice A 300hp forester STi... I cant wait for this to come... :D