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Old 07-05-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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With the glamor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed behind us, car enthusiasts in Britain will no doubt turn their attention to the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. This annual event is held at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

At this year’s event, which runs from July 15 to 17, a very special Subaru is hoping to take the crown as the fastest car on this challenging 1.2-mile track. This special Subaru is an Impreza STi that has been tuned by Cosworth. The model is called the STi CS400 and produces 395-hp. Apart from the power gain over the standard model, the car also gets lighter 18-inch wheels by Pro-Race, and six-piston caliper brakes by AP Racing.

Taking the fastest car crown at this track won’t be easy, since there will be some other fast machines hoping to take the glory. Cars such as the Ariel Atom V8, Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Performante, and the McLaren MP4-12C are just some of the other cars taking part. Last year, a Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera set the fastest time ever on this circuit with a time of 62.68 seconds.

To give the Cosworth STi its best chance of winning, the car will be piloted by British Rally Champion Mark Higgins. He recently set the fastest timed lap of the Isle of Man TT circuit in a Impreza STi. So they have the right man for the job, but will the car deliver? That we have to wait and see.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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I hope they win or at least do very well.

All this is in hopes that they take these wins and knowledge and someday make more a powerfull and better handling STI for the US market.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:30 AM   #3
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I really hope they do it too.. There is some Big Guns there, losing to an STI would be a real slap in the face.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:02 AM   #4
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i'd rather see GST's L out there instead because it would stand a chance. not so much a stock interior GR with ~340whp.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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I love when the sti beats super cars in races. Part of the appeal of the cars is the underdog nature of them. Sometimes I think of my car as Robin Hoodscoop, stealing performance from the rich and giving it to the poor! ya thats lame.. ha
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:32 PM   #6
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I'd like to see it win too.. But up against an Ariel Atom V8? That's a step past optimistic if you ask me.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:40 PM   #7
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I hope the current mods are enough to hold off the supercars. Won't they be modified too?
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:52 PM   #8
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I hope the current mods are enough to hold off the supercars. Won't they be modified too?
these supercars stock weigh as much if not less than the GR with 200whp more hold off? i'd be happy if it doesn't get embarrassed!
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:54 PM   #9
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Just being able to play in the same pen as these guys should be sufficiant for Subaru fans, forget about winning, but hey keeping fingers crossed for a win aint bad lol
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:05 PM   #10
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It'll probably get beat by a Celica.... http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/g...ota-2011-07-05

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:13 PM   #11
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:30 PM   #12
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a bit ambitious, but i sure wish for the best! i wonder if they all bought lotto tickets too.


oh, and will adrian newey be there to write off another priceless car?
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:58 PM   #13
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I'd like to see it win too.. But up against an Ariel Atom V8? That's a step past optimistic if you ask me.

That is the one I worry about, too. I just don't see how it is possible. The Atom is a big engine strapped to a racing chassis and tuned to kill supercars. If the Cosworth STi is even in the ballpark it will be good enough for me. Higgins will certainly wring out all he can, but this is a tall order.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:32 AM   #14
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does this car come fully tuned or u can still wring out more out of it?

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:07 AM   #15
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Autoblog ran two articles on the event. The first was a video of the Celica and the 2nd was a photo compilation, neither show/mention the STi at all, very disappointing. I hope someone will find a video of the STi run and post it here, or maybe link to the final standings so we can see how well it did.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #16
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Autoblog ran two articles on the event. The first was a video of the Celica and the 2nd was a photo compilation, neither show/mention the STi at all, very disappointing. I hope someone will find a video of the STi run and post it here, or maybe link to the final standings so we can see how well it did.
It hasn't run yet ... the video (above) was from Goodwood... the event that the STI will be at is the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, just a stone's throw away from where I grew up!

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Oh whoops
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If you look at the list of entries.... the Impreza is in Class 6 - Supercars, which also includes the Ariel Atom, Lambo, Noble, Aston Martin, McLaren and wait for it...... a Nissan Leaf! lol
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I have to wonder why it's so mild. Is it a classing or rulebook thing? If it were open classing I would expect something like the gobstopper or the like to show up.
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If you look at the list of entries.... the Impreza is in Class 6 - Supercars, which also includes the Ariel Atom, Lambo, Noble, Aston Martin, McLaren and wait for it...... a Nissan Leaf! lol

ahaha!! i wanna see the Leaf Supercar!
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how did the cs400 get classed with supercars?
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I love when the sti beats super cars in races. Part of the appeal of the cars is the underdog nature of them. Sometimes I think of my car as Robin Hoodscoop, stealing performance from the rich and giving it to the poor! ya thats lame.. ha


Made me laugh^^^^^^but 395hp is not gonna cut it..
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:46 PM   #23
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Yeah, the Cosworth Impreza would be much better suited to Class 4 (Touring and Rally Cars), wouldn't it? Mind you, Class 4 looks like older vehicles, maybe there are manufacturing date restraints as well for each class?

This won't go well for Subaru... but, heck, you have a bonafide rally driver in the cockpit, maybe we'll pull off an upset and beat the Leaf.

Any chance they're racing on ice/dirt in this class???
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Made me laugh^^^^^^but 395hp is not gonna cut it..

I agree, 395bhp is around 300whp. Not going to be enough. Basically it's a stage 2 (turbo back and retune) STI.
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I have to wonder why it's so mild. Is it a classing or rulebook thing? If it were open classing I would expect something like the gobstopper or the like to show up.
I think the gobstopper has been retired from competition. RCM is working on a newer model to compete with...
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