The first generation (GC8) of the legendary Subaru Impreza WRX Sti was launched way back in 1994, offered in saloon (GC8), coupe (GM8) and estate (GF8) formats.
Six versions (revisions) appeared over the 6 year lifespan of the Gen 1 STi, all powered by the famous 2.0 litre turbo motor, but producing from 247 bhp in the first version, to 276 bhp in the sixth (although the real figure was nearer to 300 bhp, but that would have breached the 'genlemans agreement' for the max power of Japanses cars at the time). Along with more power, Subaru introduced new features for each subsequent version, including gold alloys, white gauges, a close ratio gearbox and facelifted bodywork.
Countless numbers of short run special editions were also produced, mostly celebrating the Impreza's WRC successes, the most notable of which were the RB5 and the 22B.
Sadly the STi is no longer with us, but the Gen 1 model paved the way for one of the most desirable real-world sports cars evr made.