Get excited, boys (and girls?), the 2015 Subaru WRX STI will make its official debut next week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), or better known as the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. The date to remember is January 14. Go ahead, mark your calendar.

Nothing much is known, with Subaru just issuing a short press release saying its “iconic performance flagship” will be introduced at next week’s show. Anything else would be pure speculation.

To be based on the standard Subaru WRX (the Impreza moniker has long been dropped for the high-performance offerings, and is used exclusively for the cooking family hatchback and sedan models), one would expect the more focussed STI to be dressed up in wider and more aggressive clothes.

The new WRX (pictured below) already boasts as much as 268 hp and 350 Nm of torque from a brand new 2.0 litre horizontally-opposed direct-injection turbo (DIT) Boxer engine. Could the new STI have over 300 hp? And while at it, here’s hoping it looks closer to last year’s gorgeous WRX concept.

2015 Subaru WRX