It seems to me that rally cars are having some what a craze trend and the market is following suit. It started when Subaru took a chance and brought in the "feeble" 227hp WRX (it was a lot then, but not now) and Mitsubishi followed with its 271hp Evolution 8. Now everyone is in love with it, but Subaru countered with the STi WRX with a whooping 300hp. This seems like the start of another great "Horsepower War," don't you agree? Will other companines follow? We might get lucky and see the "real" Focus come over with it's Cosworth motor and other companies bringing in their own "street-rally" car, respectively. Anyway, not to stray from the topic; which would you prefer as of now? A WRX that will be modified yourself with the extra $5k or so you save from buying either the STi or Evo.8? Or the Evo. 8? Or the big dawg as of now, the STi?