2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
On Track
We had the opportunity to test the limits of the STI Type RA at the Thermal Club track. But before being left on track to their own devices, journalists had the opportunity to ride with rally racer and stunt driver Mark Higgins at the controls. As we flew through turns with tires squealing, Higgins told us that the Type RA feels noticeably different from the standard STI. The Type RA is quicker, steering input is much better, and in general it “just feels very planted, the car just goes exactly where you want it to.” In fact, Higgins told us how much harder it is to get the Type RA to break free from the track surface. “You can’t really chuck it around too much, but it’s good fun,” he noted.

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