Subaru confirms homologation of Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spec C

The hardcore Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spec C has been homologated for use in rallying.

The Spec C is a lightweight, toughened-up homologation special, created with the car's competition use in mind.

Read our Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C test drive

The Spec C has the same power and torque outputs as Japan's potent 2.0-litre WRX STi - 304bhp and 311lb ft - but it gets a new, high-response twin-scroll turbocharger and a reprogrammed ECU to boost mid-range thrust.

An extensive round of weight saving has cut out 30kg, and the chassis gets stiffer springs, dampers and bushes (up by 15 to 30 per cent).

There's a more rigid front crossmember and a thicker rear anti-roll bar too.

Follow us on FacebookSee all the latest Subaru Impreza reviews, news and video

Our Verdict

Subaru Impreza
This Subaru Impreza RC costs £18,995 when specified with a CVT

It may not be an obvious choice for most buyers, but this four-wheel-drive, sub-£20k hatch does have merit

Join the debate

Comments
1

13 April 2010

only buy it, if you can afford to crash it. but seriously, rally regs are moving to s2000 (4wd 2lt no turbo), or 1.6turbo 4wd. as a group n car it is allowed to compete, but for how much longer.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Car review
    27 February 2015
    The second pure Mercedes-AMG model is a triumph of engineering and design, and should have rivals from Porsche and Audi worried
  • First Drive
    27 February 2015
    Dual motors and a power hike give Tesla's electric family car supercar acceleration - and the rest of the package is as strong as ever
  • Car review
    26 February 2015
    Flagship performance C-Class is more than ever a true rival for BMW's M3, and impresses with both its breadth of ability and its practicality
  • First Drive
    26 February 2015
    The new Renault Megane GT 220 is essentially a toned-down version of the hallowed Renaultsport 275, but does it have the required DNA?
  • First Drive
    20 February 2015
    Remember Mercedes' 6x6 monster off-roader? Well, this is the 4x4 version, and we've driven it.