We've already heard rumors the next-generation Subaru WRX STI would have more than 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS), but a new report is indicating the standard model will have 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS).

Citing an unidentified spokesperson from Subaru of America, Motor Trend is reporting the vehicle will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine with the aforementioned output. This is interesting on two fronts, because the engine is reportedly borrowed from the BRZ so, theoretically, it could also be used on a high-performance variant of the sports coupe.

As we have previously reported, the new WRX will be shorter, lighter and more focused than the current model. It could also drop the Impreza name when it is launched in the next year or two.

Special thanks to WCF member DdW for the renderings!

Gallery: Next-gen Subaru WRX to have 270 hp - report

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