Ah, good to see the good old World Rally Blue and gold wheels combo back. This, ladies and gentleman, is the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. It’s making an early appearance on the Internet ahead of its official debut in next week’s 2014 Detroit Motor Show. You like?

Don’t worry, you can say it. Looks a bit disappointing doesn’t it? Apart from the legendary colour combination, a smattering of STI badges and the customary rear deck wing, it doesn’t look all that special next to the standard WRX model.

So we now know how it looks, but unfortunately there’s still no word on what’s under the hood. The base WRX has 268 hp and 350 Nm of torque for a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine. This one should have closer to 300 hp and 400 Nm to at least match the outgoing STI.

Read about the 2015 Subaru WRX STI in full, here next week.