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.

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Our Verdict

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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

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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.


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