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Old 09-07-2000, 03:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy Is the new WRX is going down hill already....?

Check out this article. It deals with Austrailia, but could also deal with us as well due to the similar circumstances : Link WRX?

There is also an article about the STi.

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Old 09-07-2000, 06:06 AM   #2
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Do you think this is true? Would that mean that the WRX will only be a tad quicker than the RS?
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Old 09-07-2000, 06:24 AM   #3
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A tad quicker than our RS, or a tad quicker than Australia's current WRX?
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Old 09-07-2000, 06:30 AM   #4
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I am sure that they mean a tad quicker than their WRX.
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Old 09-07-2000, 07:01 AM   #5
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They mean a tad quicker than the current WRX (or GT in Europe) don't confuse that with the current Japanese WRX it's a different car.
to make a long story short, here are the numbers according to the British press:
OZ WRX/ U.K GT- 216hp/ 5.1-5.5 sec 0-60
Jap WRX- 280hp/ 4.6 sec
Jap STI (mostly suspension mods)- 280hp/ 4.6
new OZ/ U.K/ U.S WRX- 216hp/ around 5 sec
new Jap WRX- 240hp/ less than 5 sec
new Jap STI- 280hp (due to Japanese regulations)
new STI- above 300hp/ arond 4 sec 0-60
anyway you look at it it's nowhere near the 2.5RS.
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Old 09-07-2000, 07:58 AM   #6
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Imagine an STi making it over here breaking the 280hp limit?
*drool* *drool*
... I can dream can't I?
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Old 09-07-2000, 08:27 AM   #7
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As much as it would suck to not get the complete new engine, valve timing and all. It probably would be possible to add the valve timing to the engine(if not present to begin with). It should only require the engine heads and all the little parts that go in them(camshafts,valves,etc), and the engine management. You could use stock parts from japan for that, or go aftermarket if available. It sounds like the valve timing helped boost HP and torque, so it might not be a bad idea to look into this mod if the car doesn't come stock with it.

PS, me thinks a lack of variable timing(among other things) should make for a lower MSRP in the US, hopefully.
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Old 09-07-2000, 08:28 AM   #8
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As much as it would suck to not get the complete new engine, valve timing and all. It probably would be possible to add the valve timing to the engine(if not present to begin with). It should only require the engine heads and all the little parts that go in them(camshafts,valves,etc), and the engine management. You could use stock parts from japan for that, or go aftermarket if available. It sounds like the valve timing helped boost HP and torque, so it might not be a bad idea to look into this mod if the car doesn't come stock with it.

PS, me thinks a lack of variable timing(among other things) should make for a lower MSRP in the US, hopefully.
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Old 09-07-2000, 09:34 AM   #9
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the variable valve timing is what makes the car US emissions legal - there's not much else to change. Trust me - we'll have the variable ones
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Old 09-07-2000, 09:39 AM   #10
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Ahem..

Screw the turbo charged H4.. What about the twin-turbo V8 that is rumored on the GT-R? AWD, AWS, twin-turbo V8? Now THIS I have to see.

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Old 09-07-2000, 10:27 AM   #11
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samurai - i believe the rumor was that if Nissan were to bring over the Skyline, then it would most likely inherit the N/A 4.1 V8 from the Q45, or maybe jus another V8 with variable valve timing or somethin, and if they did this, then it most likely would be RWD instead.
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Old 09-07-2000, 01:14 PM   #12
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When is the new WRX coming here? Im not a current Subie owner (but was along time ago) and I think I might be again if they bring this thing over soon! Maybe early next year?
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Old 09-07-2000, 01:30 PM   #13
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I'm in the same boat you are. I'm waiting for the new WRX to come out. I heard from my dealer about a month ago that they were going to have them by November of 2000, but I recently read an article that said spring 2001. So who knows, your guess is as good as anyones. I'm tired of waiting!
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Old 09-07-2000, 01:59 PM   #14
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Kooshdogg,

Well, it would just make it an overpriced Mustang then.. Darn.. I want the AWD AWS on that ttV8. The car would be more balanced with that configuration.

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Old 09-08-2000, 02:11 PM   #15
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New 2002 WRX will be here in February - March 2001.

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Old 09-08-2000, 02:34 PM   #16
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Where did you hear that from?
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Old 09-09-2000, 01:58 PM   #17
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*Same guy, different name*

It's all over the board, when the new WRX will be getting here. It's been agreed on that Feb/March is the arrival date for some time now, so long that I can't honestly say where that info came from. But November is DefinitelY out; the 2001 model just arrived a month ago, so IMHO there's no reason to believe that the WRX will be here in November, that wouldn't make any sense. Do a search if you want, in the archives, for WRX.

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