This was the updated one that is now 300 hp approx.
Pulling off the dealer's lot and doing stop and go in 1st gear was terrible. This is a brand new car with an ostensibly modern manual transmission and the clutch catch was terrible. Going down the long stretches was fairly fun. Though the car is fast on paper, it feels like you're not moving anywhere, probably because the car is so heavy with 2 men, a v8, and a large coupe body.
My opinion, not worth the $27,000 it costs by any stretch. The transmission was terrible (to think that people criticise the WRX's manual is tough to accept given all the other cars out there that have it far worse like this one). The car had an in-board fuel calculator. When we brought the car back to the lot (after only 8 miles travel approx.) it had eaten 2.9 gal!!! I know I drove the thing with a heavy foot the whole trip but given the same circumstances with my WRX, it does not consume this much!!
Only good point, lots of thrust at low rpm.