Well, I had the privelege to drive both (each only for about 5-10 minutes....probably closer to 5, but covered the distance I ordinarily would have in 10 lol) this past year, STi in April, EVO in July. This is definitely faster (of course....), rear end of EVO had too much body roll, felt like the front-end was working against the rear, this had very mild understeer when you don't hit the brake at the right point....quickly compensated for...got accustomed to it by my 3rd hard turn. For the most part, steering is pretty much neutral in this. EVO was a bit more nimble for entering the turn, but that rear end always felt like I was working against it, significantly slowed down through corners after initial turn-in. Probably could have gotten used to it had I had more time to drive it. But for the time that I had, this was faster, this handled better, and this was more fun.