Picture the scene, a roar from the performance tuned turbo charged engine, all four wheels scrabbling for grip as the blistered bodywork rockets into the horizon. But wait there is something amiss, the driver still has both hands on the wheel without reaching down to up shift ? That’s right people its an automatic !
With apparent high demand, Subaru will now be offering its rally bred all-wheel drive, 300 bhp, WRX STI, in automatic for the Australian market. According to Subaru’s press release, MD Nick Senior, Subaru Australia says that due to an increase in inquires about an automatic option over the last two years, they are now delighted to be able to honour customers requests.
At the moment there is no plans for spreading the automatic version elsewhere, but according to Autoblog they wouldn’t be surprised to see it offered as an option over in the States. I don’t know about you but the word automatic doesn’t really fit with the ultimate driving experience. Tell us what you think, is there a place for an automatic WRX STI in your life or are you a clutch junkie ? Check out the link for the full press release.