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Old 06-12-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Hot off the web - Subaru’s fastest and most powerful Impreza ever – the WRX STi ‘WR1’

Subaru’s fastest and most powerful Impreza ever – the WRX STi ‘WR1’ – is about to enter dealer showrooms, with more than half of the 500 limited run already spoken for.
The special edition Impreza WRX STi celebrates Petter Solberg winning the Driver’s Title in the 2003 World Rally Championship. It features a power upgrade to 320 PS plus a host of technical and visual upgrades and costs £29,995 on-the-road.

First unveiled in January at the ‘Autosport’ show, the Prodrive-developed ‘WR1’ has just received official Subaru (UK) engineering approval after recording the best performance figures ever for a road-going UK-spec Impreza.

Only 4.25 Seconds To Reach 60 mph
For example, 60 mph is reached in an astonishing 4.25 seconds with the 0-100 mph time at an equally impressive 10.67 seconds. Prodrive technicians also logged a quarter mile time of 12.8 seconds while the top speed is limited to 155 mph.

By comparison, the ‘standard’ 265 PS Impreza STi is quoted with a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 151.5 mph.

Peak power for the ‘WR1’ is 320 PS at a relatively low 5,800 rpm, with maximum torque or pulling power of 309.8 lb.ft at 4,000 rpm.

The ‘standard’ STi produces 265 PS at 6,000 rpm and 253 lb.ft torque at 4,000 rpm while the optional Prodrive-developed Performance Pack liberates 305 PS and 299 lb.ft torque at the same revs and reaches 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and 100 mph in 12.2 seconds.

Other test track statistics see the ‘WR1’ shaving 0.7 seconds off the STi’s 30-50 mph time in 4th gear – down to 4.0 seconds – and 0.8 seconds off the 50-70 mph time in 5th – now 4.6 seconds.

Finally, illustrating its supercar-like performance, the new ‘WR1’ boasts an 80-100 mph time of a staggering 3.6 seconds in 4th gear and 6.5 seconds in 6th (4.6 and 7.8 seconds for the 265 PS STi).

The ‘WR1’s extra power and torque are achieved thanks to a revised engine control unit (ECU), high-flow catalyst and sports silencer.

Driver-Selected Torque Split Tailors Handling Balance
Also guaranteed to excite enthusiasts is a driver’s control centre-differential (DCCD) via a switch mounted next to the handbrake.

It means the torque distribution between front and rear wheels can be manually selected. This allows the choice, for example, between a sharper cornering turn-in or more stable straight-line running. The system defaults to ‘automatic’ mode whenever the ignition is restarted.

Also new for the ‘WR1’ are special, Prodrive-developed uprated springs and bump-stops with a 25 mm lower ride-height.

Special Wheels, Body Colour And Interior
Other handling-enhancing features include 18 ins diameter P-FF7 (Prodrive Flow Forming seven-spoke) alloy wheels with 225/45 Pirelli PZero tyres.

Externally, the new ‘WR1’ is instantly recognisable thanks to its new Ice Blue Metallic paint plus driving lamps and a stainless steel mesh grille.

Interior changes include anthracite instead of blue suede-effect seats, a special gear knob, imaged carpet mats and a tax disc holder engraved with the special edition number.

Features shared with all Impreza WRX STi’s range from a six-speed gearbox to Brembo brakes and front and rear ‘Suretrac’ differentials

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Old 06-12-2004, 03:52 AM   #2
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How old is this? Didn't the WR1 got Owned by the Evo MR?
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Old 06-12-2004, 03:54 AM   #3
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Nice very nice but notice how they said MORE THAN HALF already spoken for. Lucky butt tards!!!
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Old 06-12-2004, 09:43 AM   #4
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How old is this? Didn't the WR1 got Owned by the Evo MR?
yeah, i saw that Top Gear video. apparently the WR1 understeered like a SOB. but i think it's just because they weren't driving it well. b/c i've seen videos of regular STi's (USDM) been driven with zero understeer. but yeah, in that show the Evo MR FQ320 or whatever owned the WR1 to the sound of almost 3 seconds faster.
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Old 06-12-2004, 09:53 AM   #5
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yeah, i saw that Top Gear testing they did. apparently the WR1 understeered like a SOB. but i think it's just because they weren't driving it well. b/c i've seen videos of regular STi's (USDM) been driven with zero understeer. but yeah, in that show the Evo MR FQ320 or whatever owned the WR1 to the sound of almost 3 seconds faster.
Blah blah blah. atleast you could be a tiny bit less missleading . 3 seconds and .5 seconds is one hell of a difference on the track .


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Old 06-12-2004, 10:02 AM   #6
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anyone have the video hosted so I can download it?
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:07 AM   #7
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:07 AM   #8
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Blah blah blah. atleast you could be a tiny bit less missleading . 3 seconds and .5 seconds is one hell of a difference on the track .

FYI:

EVO VIII MR FQ 320 - 1:26.0
EVO VIII - 1:28.9
WRX STI WR1 - 1:29.4
STI - 1:30.1



THE MR beat the WR1 by 3.4 seconds, the base EVO beat the WR1 by .5 seconds.



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Azureus and then go here: http://gear.viper007bond.com/
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:16 AM   #9
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http://www.southfloridaracing.com/fo...threadid=10094
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:17 PM   #10
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Fastest?? I doubt there are any Imprezas faster around a track than the Spec C..

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Old 06-12-2004, 12:20 PM   #11
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Fastest?? I doubt there are any Imprezas faster around a track than the Spec C..

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what he said ^^
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:22 PM   #12
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nice vid
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:30 PM   #13
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think we'll ever see it here?

will it be there answer to the evo mr coming out soon?

i luv when manf. are at war
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:30 PM   #14
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hahaha How many of you actually drive your cars on a track?

If you want fast, drive a Formula 1 car on that track. Then you can dispair at how slow everything else is.

Track times make no difference to us. We don't race on tracks, we drive on real roads with real tires.

If you like your Mitsubishi so much buy one. When they go Broke and are broken up or bought up you can worry what's going to happen to your warranty. Plus can you really trust them.
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:32 PM   #15
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hahaha How many of you actually drive your cars on a track?

If you want fast, drive a Formula 1 car on that track. Then you can dispair at how slow everything else is.

Track times make no difference to us. We don't race on tracks, we drive on real roads with real tires.

If you like your Mitsubishi so much buy one. When they go Broke and are broken up or bought up you can worry what's going to happen to your warranty. Plus can you really trust them.
So why don't you buy a Camry?

edit: oh yeah, speak for yourself...

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Old 06-12-2004, 01:07 PM   #16
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Lots of people drive on tracks A lot of us drive at autocrosses on "real" tires, too... I'm confused as to what Diabolical1 means to say.
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Old 06-12-2004, 01:29 PM   #17
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does it matter, he drives a firechicken. ;-) so the WR1 is basically a 22b? - IC
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Old 06-12-2004, 04:50 PM   #18
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You could duplicate that performance with a utec and your favorite turboback on and STI.

Add to it a set of pinks or GF210's (they have a higher rate in the back, for less understeer), an ALK for greater dynamic camber, bigger rear bar, and hardened bushings. You'll be right there.
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Old 06-12-2004, 04:58 PM   #19
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Actually, the TopGear test shows people that the Mitsubishi Evo is a better handing car than the Subaru STi. I know a lot of you dont' drive in the track but dont you feel better if your car performs better than others??

But I am pretty sure Subaru's handing can be tune better with those aftermarket suspension of tires.

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Type 25 Quote "the best Impreza on the Planet Earth"

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Old 06-12-2004, 09:18 PM   #22
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[b]Blah blah blah. atleast you could be a tiny bit less missleading . 3 seconds and .5 seconds is one hell of a difference on the track .
Not really at all. .3 to .5 seconds at PIR is not much at all and WAY within the driver matters. Same with those times of the WRX vs the EVO. that’s one track day and one driver... Another day and another driver could have all those numbers flipped around. I’m not saying the Sti is any better then the Evo.. just that they are both well into "driver matters" and 99.9% of the people who drive them now probably cant even drive the Evo or Sti at 95%.

Only place that .3 to .5 seconds matter a lot in is F1 or NASCAR…
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Only place that .3 to .5 seconds matter a lot in is F1 or NASCAR…
It's "3" not "0.3"
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It's "3" not "0.3"
Hmm.. maybe you should read that quote again... The item I was quoting clearly says .3 to .5
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Quote:
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yeah, i saw that Top Gear video. apparently the WR1 understeered like a SOB. but i think it's just because they weren't driving it well. b/c i've seen videos of regular STi's (USDM) been driven with zero understeer. but yeah, in that show the Evo MR FQ320 or whatever owned the WR1 to the sound of almost 3 seconds faster.
Blah blah blah. atleast you could be a tiny bit less missleading . 3 seconds and .5 seconds is one hell of a difference on the track .




I first read it the same way you did and was scratching my head for a little while.
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