These are three Subaru WRX STIs, arranged by age in declining order.

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On the left is the new, 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA. In the middle is the 2012 STI wagon, and on the right, the 2004 STI.

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The 2004 STI was the first one we got in the USA! It was a revolution in its day... but that was 14 years ago. 

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Keys, as you can see, have evolved greatly since then!

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Amazingly, the wing on the original STI is bigger than the massive new one. However, the RA's wing is way more functional. 

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The hood scoop was bigger back then, too. But the new one is undoubtedly more aerodynamic -- and safer, too.

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Still, it's the gold wheels that really make the car. 

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Amazingly, these two cars, 14 years apart, are running basically the same engine!

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And the same transmission and differentials, too. 

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Still, if you're looking for a brutal, raw, on-road experience, the STI Type RA is about as pure as you can get.

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