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Harder, lighter Impreza WRX

This is actually the hardcore, lightweight Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spec C, which is restricted to just 900 models.

The most recent inside a lengthy and artistic type of tuner Impreza WTX STi models unleashed in Japan, this year’s-edition Spec C continues to be made with Group N motorsport homologation responsibilities in your mind.

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Although the car’s looks are near standard, the Spec C badge means a breathed-on 2.-litre turbo engine, a stiffened-up body, new 18-inch wheels, a distinctive suspension set-up along with a big round of weight saving.

The engine may be the 1994cc flat-four 16-valve turbocharged unit that’s standard in Japanese WRX STis. Its power is unchanged, at 304bhp, and contains 311lb foot of torque.

However, the dual-scroll turbo now will get low-friction ballbearings which, along with new ECU engine mapping, is stated to make sure more urgent engine response.

Subaru fans may also recognise the intercooler water spray, a conventional feature of go-faster factory Rexs from long ago.

To create the load lower by 30kg (to 1450kg), Subaru has downsized battery and used an aluminum bonnet. Laminar glass features right in front and side home windows. Individuals new alloy wheels also cut unsprung weight.

In keeping with form, Subaru has breathed around the chassis. The spring and damper settings are unique towards the vehicle, and they are rear anti-roll bar settings and subframe shrubbery.

Subaru has reinforced the leading crossmember to tighten some misconception even more and, possibly within the interests of simplicity minimizing costs, the conventional-issue rear Torsen limited-slip diff now switches for any mechanical type.

Inside, big Recaro sports seats (Alcantara and leather, with red stitching) are optional when you purchase the 18-inch wheels.

Regardless of the modifications, Subaru is pegging the cost at £23,675 in Tokyo, japan, which is not remote the cost of the normal WRX STi.

In addition, if you’re able to accept 17-inch tyres rather of 18s, it can save you around £2000.

Peter Nunn

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