First drive: Subaru WRX STI

Nic Cackett

It's not exactly ideal weather for testing performance cars at the moment (not on the public roads at any rate) but if we'd been asked to choose one to spend the last week in, the new Subaru WRX STI would not have been far down the list.

Subaru made its name in Europe by bolting turbocharged four-cylinder engines into four-wheel drive cars, and the latest version follows the same recipe.