So it happened today. I did not intentionally allow this to happen but I got a bit excited making a 90 degree turn from a dead stop. I redlined the transmission in first gear and felt the "cutoff" where the engine kind of shuts itself down to avoid doing any serious damage. Of course it scared me, Im humbled enough to admit Im still learning how to drive the WRX and am sure I am making some mistakes and being a bit hard on her. She is 2010.
Anyways, despite my one time mistake is there any damage to the motor that I should be worried about. Seems like reaching the redline and having the motor essentially shut down is a bit of a problem. Just want to know if anyone else has experienced this and suffered any real reprecussions. I know its bad and I didnt and will not do it intentionally again.