Subaru launching top dog Impreza WRX STI Spec C

Subaru launching top dog Impreza WRX STI Spec C

Subaru Impreza STI Spec C both

Reports about an even faster Impreza WRX STI have been circulating since April last year and yesterday Subaru finally announced details of the upcoming car. Set to go on sale in Japan, and only Japan, next week the lightweight STI Spec C is all business.

Fully based on the Impreza WRX STI, the new Spec C model features enhanced engine and chassis performance as well as a lighter body snatched from the automaker’s motorsports program. The turbocharger is reworked with new ball bearings for the turbine axle bearing, and the ECU program has been retuned.

Apparently the engine of the spec C model provides quicker response and improved accelerating performance. Peak output from the turbocharged 2.0L four-pot stands at 304hp (227kW) and 311lb-ft (422Nm) of torque.

With specially designed front and rear suspension and improved body rigidity, the chassis stays balanced even when traction reaches its limits. Subaru engineers have also traded in the standard model’s Torsen type rear limited slip differential for a mechanical type to maintain massive grip during cornering. Weight reduction comes with the adoption of an aluminum engine hood, laminar window panels and a downsized battery.

Other changes include newly designed 19in wheels, a flat tire repair kit instead of a full-sized spare, gold-coloured Brembo brakes, Alcantara and leather Recaro seats, and two new exclusive colours; Sunrise Yellow and Pure White. With only 900 cars planned for production and only on domestic sale in Japan at this stage, the Spec C is set to be an exclusive ride.

Subaru Impreza STI Spec C both

Reports about an even faster Impreza WRX STI have been circulating since April last year and yesterday Subaru finally announced details of the upcoming car. Set to go on sale in Japan, and only Japan, next week the lightweight STI Spec C is all business.

Fully based on the Impreza WRX STI, the new Spec C model features enhanced engine and chassis performance as well as a lighter body snatched from the automaker’s motorsports program. The turbocharger is reworked with new ball bearings for the turbine axle bearing, and the ECU program has been retuned.

Apparently the engine of the spec C model provides quicker response and improved accelerating performance. Peak output from the turbocharged 2.0L four-pot stands at 304hp (227kW) and 311lb-ft (422Nm) of torque.

With specially designed front and rear suspension and improved body rigidity, the chassis stays balanced even when traction reaches its limits. Subaru engineers have also traded in the standard model’s Torsen type rear limited slip differential for a mechanical type to maintain massive grip during cornering. Weight reduction comes with the adoption of an aluminum engine hood, laminar window panels and a downsized battery.

Other changes include newly designed 19in wheels, a flat tire repair kit instead of a full-sized spare, gold-coloured Brembo brakes, Alcantara and leather Recaro seats, and two new exclusive colours; Sunrise Yellow and Pure White. With only 900 cars planned for production and only on domestic sale in Japan at this stage, the Spec C is set to be an exclusive ride.

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