Subaru WRX Breaks Isle of Man Lap Record

June 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

Isle of Man infamous TT course is mainly for superbike racing, but every now and again sportscar too try to set a good time at the fearsome 37.8-mile course. Subaru WRX is the latest to try it and it set a new record for production car at 19 minutes and 56.7 seconds, shaving more than two minutes faster than the previous record, set by the late Tony Pond 21 years ago to the day (on 6 June 1990), at the wheel of an Rover 827 Vitesse.  Pond was the first to break the average 100mph barrier in a road car, and his lap record has stood ever since. The Subaru achieved verage speed of 113mph.  The peak speed achieved during [...]

320-hp Subaru WRX STI

April 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

The fans of Subaru STI high performance sedan in UK may now rejoice as the Japanese company announced a couple of new upgrades for the car but with the same price as before. Mind you that offer lasts only till the end of month. The 2.5 litre Subaru Boxer 16-valve turbo engine produces an already impressive 300 PS at 6000 rpm and 407 Nm at 4000 rpm in standard trim. Customers who purchase an STI between now and the end of June will get an engine upgrade which will result in an extra 20 PS and even more mid-range torque, leading to final performance figures of 450 Nm at 3400 rpm. Thanks to the extra power, the car can now [...]

2011 Subaru Impreza STI X-Games Rally Car

July 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

This is the latest edition of the 2011 Impreza WRX STI rally car which has been prepared by Subaru Rally Team USA to take on the SuperRally X Games. And it seems to be the perfect car for the job as it’s equipped with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled STI engine which on VP Racing fuel can make in excess of 500 horsepower and 560 lb/ft of torque. Apart from the car, Subaru also got the right drivers as well. Their lineup includes Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra and new teammate, European Rallycross Champion Sverre Isachsen. The guys recently gave the press a proper demo of the car by taking them on a ride at at the Pala Raceway in [...]

STi-tuned Subaru Legacy GT

June 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Subaru and their in-house tuning division released a STi version of the Legacy sedan and wagon in Japan. This special editions come with a new front spoiler, bootlid and tailgate wings, side skirts and new 18-inch wheels. The interior is also upgraded with a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, new instrument panel and carbon trimming as well as STi badging on the shifter and consoles. The performance of the car however, remains the same as standard. Since this model is based on the Legacy GT, it comes with a 265 hp 2.5 liter boxer engine, but STi adds a sport exhaust system, and also installs Bilestein suspension on the car for better road behavior. Subaru Legacy STi is not available outside [...]

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Details

March 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Subaru of America today revealed the first details of 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX, and apparently it will receive a lot of updates in order to become sportier. They have modeled the new version based on the STI variant, and give the WRX the same wide body which adds 1.5 inches to the car’s track in both front and rear. They also tweak the chassis and suspension. The 2011 WRX features firmer rear suspension components and also comes with 17-inch wheels wrapped in 235/45R17 tires.The power still comes from the same 2.5 liter 4-cylinder boxer engine which is turbocharged to develop 265 hp and 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Inside you get exclusive carbon black checkered upholstery accented [...]