Originally Posted by Alex07M3
I don't really agree with that, the STI that you buy at your Subaru dealer is not more of a rally car then a RS5 , it's just a sport car with AWD! The reason why an STI can not hang with a M3 is not because it's a rally car , it's because it's woth half the price of the M3!
Seriously, you have no clue what you are talking about. Please stop now.
The STI is as close to a production rally car as it gets, minus tires. It is NOT a sports car. Any and all STI owners will know that their car is built to rallyl just buy looking at the horrendous wheel gap in the front or the numerous differential settings and symmetrical AWD. Look at the quick shifting in the STI and the short gears, this is all rally inspired. Power delivery falls on it's face over 100mph, none of this helps on major road courses.
Seriously bud, do your homework.
<---(Former 2x STI owner)