Performance, handling and styling 'enhanced'

Cosworth has tuned the Subaru Impreza STI, it has been announced.

Although no exact details have been released, the car is described as "a special one-off project" between Subaru Uk and Cosworth.

See the Subaru Impreza STI Cosworth teaser picture

An official statement described the car as having "enhanced the performance, handling and styling" and went on to say the the car "will raise the bar for all-wheel-drive, high-performance motoring".

The car will go on sale in March, with details on performance, specification and pricing being released closer to that date.

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10 February 2010

I can't help thinking Subaru have lost the plot here, have they suddenly forgotten how to tune a car after bestowing so many years of tuned Imprezas on us? It's like they have admitted defeat to Mitsubishi and the old faithfull Knight on a white charger have come to the rescue.

It might be very good though!

10 February 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]

I can't help thinking Subaru have lost the plot here, have they suddenly forgotten how to tune a car after bestowing so many years of tuned Imprezas on us? It's like they have admitted defeat to Mitsubishi and the old faithfull Knight on a white charger have come to the rescue.

It might be very good though!

[/quote][quote Jon Hardcastle]

I can't help thinking Subaru have lost the plot here, have they suddenly forgotten how to tune a car after bestowing so many years of tuned Imprezas on us? It's like they have admitted defeat to Mitsubishi and the old faithfull Knight on a white charger have come to the rescue.

It might be very good though!

[/quote] It was Prodrive who made most of the hot Impreza's

10 February 2010

[quote KevH08] It was Prodrive who made most of the hot Impreza's[/quote]

Exactly, so why change a winning formula?

10 February 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]

[quote KevH08] It was Prodrive who made most of the hot Impreza's[/quote]

Exactly, so why change a winning formula?

[/quote]

STi make the hot Impreza's. Subaru Technica Interational take a 'normal' WRX and make it go faster. Prodrive ran Subaru's world rally team (and still produce group N imprezas) and also developed upgrades for an STi, but only in the UK. USA for instance have probably never heard of Prodrive. Now Prodrive no longer run the rally team, Subaru UK have looked to someone else for some upgrades.

10 February 2010

Does anybody want to buy my 1600 mile old STi 330S...?

10 February 2010

A cosworth scooby is a chav dream come true.

10 February 2010

[quote beachland2]A cosworth scooby is a chav dream come true.[/quote] Luckily I have a marginally less chavvy mode of daily transport... ;-)

11 February 2010

Seems that Subaru have realised they've got a dead duck and needs to bring some excitement back to the Impreza! Probably related to the poor sales....

Cosworth is an interesting choice, but I did find it strange that when the Mitshubishi Evo was launched they were showing it off to jounalists and dealers at the ProDrive facility. Surely the performance home of Subaru!

I hope they bring the prices down for the current hatchback Impreza to a point which reflects the type of car it is. For the price asked for it's not good enough, but bring it down again and it will then start to be the performance bargin that Imprezas typically were (although the WRX is rather slow, and the current STi only as quick as previous WRXs).

11 February 2010

Let's hope the cosmetic changes include new bonnet,doors,roof, wings ( front and rear ), boot, front skirt, radiator grille, spoiler, lights ...

11 February 2010

[quote Symanski](although the WRX is rather slow, and the current STi only as quick as previous WRXs).[/quote]

Absolute nonsense. The new STi has 300BHP, previous WRXs had 225BHP. Do you honestly think the old WRX would outrun the new STi? Get a grip on reality. For instance look at Top Gear's lap times and you'll see the new STi is quicker than the old STi. Therefore by your reckoning, the old STi must have been slower than the old WRX. Complete rubbish.

Perhaps you should look at this, particularly the last paragraph;

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/cargrouptests/216888/lamborghini_gallardo_superleggera.html

Sure you'll agree the new STi is not er... slow.

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