2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C launched in Japan

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C launched in Japan

A Subaru Impreza WRX STI would be special enough for most of us but for the hardcore enthusiast it’s simply not exclusive enough. Always keen to help out, Subaru has just released the new extra rare Impreza WRX STI Spec C for the Japanese domestic market.

This latest Spec C version aligns the new model with the facelifted WRX which debuted earlier this year.

So what’s special about the Spec C?  For this new edition it includes an ECU remap and the addition of new ball-bearings for the twin-scroll turbocharger. That equates to new power figures of (227 kW / 304 bhp) and 430 Nm of torque from the 2.0 litre turbo unit.

There are also some driveline changes on the WRX STI Spec C with a mechanical rear LSD replacing the previous Torsen type as well as having the front chassis reinforced with a new cross member. It will be lighter too, losing weight through an aluminum bonnet, smaller battery and 18-inch light alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres in 245/40R18 dimensions.

Gold-colored Brembo brake calipers are standard and there are options available including Recaro sport seats. This edition is exclusive and only 900 examples will be produced.

A Subaru Impreza WRX STI would be special enough for most of us but for the hardcore enthusiast it’s simply not exclusive enough. Always keen to help out, Subaru has just released the new extra rare Impreza WRX STI Spec C for the Japanese domestic market.

This latest Spec C version aligns the new model with the facelifted WRX which debuted earlier this year.

So what’s special about the Spec C?  For this new edition it includes an ECU remap and the addition of new ball-bearings for the twin-scroll turbocharger. That equates to new power figures of (227 kW / 304 bhp) and 430 Nm of torque from the 2.0 litre turbo unit.

There are also some driveline changes on the WRX STI Spec C with a mechanical rear LSD replacing the previous Torsen type as well as having the front chassis reinforced with a new cross member. It will be lighter too, losing weight through an aluminum bonnet, smaller battery and 18-inch light alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres in 245/40R18 dimensions.

Gold-colored Brembo brake calipers are standard and there are options available including Recaro sport seats. This edition is exclusive and only 900 examples will be produced.

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