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All new for 2008, this latest version of Subaru's venerable Impreza WRX STI features a striking new exterior that understates this cars very real performance credentials. With it's flared fenders and wider stance, the new five-door, all-wheel drive STI has a more aggressive look than the other, more sedate, Impreza's. Featuring a turbocharged 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, this little rocket produces a whopping 305-hp. To plant all that power, Subaru utilizes a Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) system, which claims to be the world's only hybrid mechanical/electronic limited-slip differential. Standard front seat mount, and front and rear curtain airbags offer occupant protection. The Impreza WRX STI is redesigned for 2008 as a hatchback.