Full technical details and new pictures of Subaru Cosworth
1 April 2010

The new Subaru Impreza Cosworth will have 'supercar humbling' pace, according to the company.

The new model, officially dubbed Cosworth Impreza STI CS400, goes on sale in June. Subaru won't release the price of the new car ahead of the launch, but it is expected to cost around £40,000. The initial production run is limited to just 75 examples.

See the new Subaru Impreza Cosworth teaser pictures

Subaru says the new model's 2.5-litre flat-four engine develops 395bhp at 5,750rpm, which helps ensure a Ferrari 599-matching 0-62mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds.

By comparison, the standard Impreza WRX STI develops 296bhp at 6,000rpm, and takes 5.2 seconds to reach 62mph.

The Cosworth Impreza will be built at the Cosworth facility in Northamptonshire is fitted with a bespoke braking package featuring six-pot callipers and 355mm discs at the front, developed in conjunction with AP Racing.

Subaru says 'a wide range of further upgrades have been made to the suspension, exhaust and to the donor Impreza’s exterior and interior styling' without going into further details.

Cosworth has a history of super-tuning Subaru's flat-four engine. A few years ago it launched its own high-performance Impreza STI 'short' engine block, which was fitted with Cosworth's own pistons, piston rings, connecting rods and race-spec bearings and built by Cosworth's own engine builders.

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31 March 2010

I'm sure it will be nice, but for £40k a 395bhp tuned Audi TTRS or RS3 will do the job.

31 March 2010

Love it, lots of bold claims waiting to be proved. Can't wait.

31 March 2010

Got to admit I do like the idea of it.

But I'd rather just see Imprezas regain their mojo....

31 March 2010

depends...ttrs is only 2 seater and i PERSONLLY prefer the scooby to th rs3..but that is my opinion

31 March 2010

does this mean subaru are very unhappy with commander dave richards at prodrive.

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31 March 2010

Prodrive could be busy working on a 2011 F1 entry to take USF1's place?

31 March 2010

[quote kcrally]does this mean subaru are very unhappy with commander dave richards at prodrive.[/quote] It's clearly a move into territory once occupied by Ford. A direct blow at the Focus RS 500, but it'll doubtless ruin the PX value of my 330S...

19 May 2010

subaru does have a lot of claims to test for. i am currently waiting for the launch of subaru diesel in the american continent.

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