So at a stop light this morning, I pulled up next to one of these

Light turns green and naturally, the WRX pulls away quicker to the posted speed limit of 35 (not our actual speed *wink*). Well it’s been comfortable in the mornings this week so I had the windows open.

And it dawned on me that I never heard the WRX shift its transmission.

If firgured that even the smoothest heel-toe pilot would let off some noticeable cues of engagement (exhaust note, slight delay in acceleration, etc.), but I heard nor witnessed any of the sort.

So was it a Subie CVT, or is the new Stig a Registered Nurse (specialty license plate in Indiana)?