I got a feeling the editor may make a mistake."Subaru had to quash its ambitious plans for forged pistons and connecting rods, due to potential durability concerns that the company now suspects was a non-issue. Nevertheless, Subaru ultimately decided to take no chances with this special, high-profile car, and went with cast components instead, with no resulting loss in horsepower."
What does that even mean? They thought forged pistons would be a problem, now they don't, but they went with cast anyway? I assume the rods are still forged... WTF is Subaru doing? This car needs to have forged internals.
On STI Japan's website it is clearly listed as having forged rods and pistons. Is an old publication, so I think is just best we wait until STI Japan release the updated information near the release date.