Originally Posted by Defiant Autospeed
Well over 300chp (it was SEVERLY under rated, by at least 50+hp) and a lighter platform? How do you figure the heavy 300hp usdm STI would have a prayer in hell?
I mean you can take a GC8, stick a JDM V7 motor in it, leave it bone stock, and you run 12.6's if you drive it right. And thats with a VF30. The 22B had a larger turbo, and was a 2.2L motor. CHP was more in the 350 range, not the 276 they claimed.
Even if it WAS 276, it was a far lighter car. 2800lbs. Thats over 500lbs lighter than the USDM STI. It would need only 250chp to equal the 300chp USDM sti.
But it wasnt 276. And it wasnt 300.
It was more power, and lighter than the USDM STI.
No way in any universe would a stock USDM STI be able to keep up.
And it skipad'd at .96G.. That means the USDM sti wouldnt be able to keep up in the twisties either.
Sorry to break it to you but the 22B never made over 280hp, and the torque was even more pathetic (around 265 - 270 lb ft depending on your source)
0-60 is actually closer to a stock F-XT (5.2 -5.3 seconds) with the 1/4 coming by in the 13.4 - 13.6 second range trapping around 102 mph.
Having driven two different 22B's I can attest to those #'s via the butt dyno
The mythical 350hp # comes from several early magazines claiming it as such (the added low and mid-range punch from the 2.2 combined with a nicely matched turbo will do that
) but AFAIK not a single stock 22B has ever dynoed anything out of the ordinary.