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Old 08-01-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default STi WRCar for Oct. Debut in Tokyo ?

Just read an article in June 11th edition of Auto Express (UK mag) that Subaru are set to launch a limited edition road-going version of the current WRC car "STi WRCar" resplendent with the WRC rear wing.

This is being touted as the fastest Impreza ever developed and a 2003 version of the infamous 22B with a launch at the Tokyo motor show in October 2003. Supposedly packing a 320 bhp engine and a curb weight similar to the Spec. C with an expected 0-60 mph time of 4.3 secs.

Hhhhhmmmm, wonder if this will ever make it to these shores ?
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Old 08-01-2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: STi WRCar for Oct. Debut in Tokyo ?

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Just read an article in June 11th edition of Auto Express (UK mag) that Subaru are set to launch a limited edition road-going version of the current WRC car "STi WRCar" resplendent with the WRC rear wing.

This is being touted as the fastest Impreza ever developed and a 2003 version of the infamous 22B with a launch at the Tokyo motor show in October 2003. Supposedly packing a 320 bhp engine and a curb weight similar to the Spec. C with an expected 0-60 mph time of 4.3 secs.

Hhhhhmmmm, wonder if this will ever make it to these shores ?
Most likely never... not enough market to justify it..

In Japan, the car enthusiat market is all about setting pace and attention. The 22B or S202 was released to give Subaru a better image as a performance car maker, not a volume mover.

In America, there's no market for customized versions of these cars yet since WRC is still unknown to most Joe South.
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Old 08-04-2003, 11:30 AM   #3
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Not to mention that the US emissions regs and fuel quality would reduce it down to a 280 bhp 5.2 s 0-60 car.

It is probably Europe and Japan's version of the 2.5 L USDM STi.
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