What year did the GC8 come out?

All WRX sold between 1992 and 2000 have the beginning chassis code of GC8 2/4 door sedan or GF8 hatchback; this is followed by a letter from A to G. Coupe versions share the “GC” code with sedans, except in the US, where they have a separate chassis code of “GM”.

Can you turn an Impreza into an STI?

The answer lies with the ease with which a basic econo-box Subaru Impreza can be converted to an STI. By contrast, AWD cars in the Lancer range are very rare and require extensive chassis modifications to get the Evolution drive-train fitted, making the converted car less put-together than a converted STI.


A Subaru WRX STI is a very familiar car by now. It is based on the Japanese market only S208 developed with Subaru Tecnica International (STI). It still uses the same North American EJ25 2.5 litre engine, but it’s all grown up now with forged rods and pistons, and a bigger turbo (bigger turbos make everything better).

What is the difference between Impreza and STI?

The biggest difference between the 2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI comes down to performance and efficiency. Featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged Boxer engine, the Subaru WRX cranks out 268 horsepower; the WRX STI ups this output to 305 horsepower with its larger 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine.

Can you turbocharge an Impreza?

There is NO WAY you could turbocharge the Impreza for $4,000. Even if you did or could, the WRX has SO many other factory upgrades — wider bodywork, bigger brakes, bigger wheels and tires, performance suspension, the list goes on.

How much will the 2021 STI cost?

At $37,245, the 2021 WRX STI pricing begins at just $250 more than last year’s model. For 2021, the WRX STI again offers base and Limited trims.

How to find Impreza GC / GF model codes?

Click here for the list of Impreza GC / GF model codes The database is currently populated up to MY07 & is searchable by model year, model code, DCCD, roof vent, engine code, transmission code & more. Click here to search the Impreza model code database

What’s the difference between a Subaru WRX and STI?

Compared to the WRX, the STi had mostly mechanical modifications. (STi prepped Subaru rally cars since 1988 including the Legacy RS, the WRX STi Version was just the first car with an actual STi badge, though with handcrafted tuning)

What’s the difference between the fourth generation Subaru Impreza?

WRX STI. The new Subaru Global Platform underpins both sedan and hatch versions of the Impreza. This new platform has an increased rigidity of 70% to 100% over the outgoing model and a lower centre of gravity by 5 mm (0.2 inches). 95% of this new Impreza is all-new when compared to the fourth generation.

When was the first Subaru Impreza hatchback made?

October 1993 was also the start of production of the hatchback version, with 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp). The first STi was known simply as “WRX STi version”, with 100 per month were produced starting from February 1994. It had 250 PS (184 kW; 247 bhp).