Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 – The Supercar Slayer

July 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

AS promised, The all-Wheel Drive 400PS Subaru Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 did great at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, beating many giant supercars, only beaten only by the £186,000 Lamborghini LP570-4 Performante on the 1.2-mile sprint circuit.

The car really came into life at the final day when the circuit was consistently soaked with rain, the Subaru comfortably outpaced every other participating vehicle. With a quickest time of 68.18 seconds, it was over four seconds quicker than the second placed Lancia Delta Intergrale WRC and six seconds quicker than the second placed car in the Supercar category.

Cosworth Impreza STI CS400   The Supercar Slayer Cosworth Impreza STI CS400

Driver Mark Higgins recorded a best time of 66.08 seconds, at an average speed of 65.45 mph on the twisty Cholmondeley circuit. “The Pageant’s track is incredibly narrow and asks a surprising amount of both car and driver,” commented Higgins, who recently set the production road car lap record on the Isle of Man TT circuit.  ”If you want to set a decent time, good traction, strong brakes and stability at speed are all essential.  The Subaru delivered on all those scores.  We were only bettered by a Lamborghini LP570-4 Performante in the dry runs and we were the quickest by far in the wet.”

The limited-edition Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 is currently available from Subaru UK priced £49,995.