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Cosworth Tuned Subaru Impreza STI to Debut in Geneva - 500+hp rumored

 Cosworth Tuned Subaru Impreza STI to Debut in Geneva - 500+hp rumored
Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI Geneva teaser photo - 12.02.2010

Cosworth and Subaru have teamed up again to bring a tuned version of the Impreza STi to the Geneva Motor Show next month.  The two companies do not plan a lengthy collaboration on multiple projects as the Cosworth/Subaru STi is described as a "one-off" project.

Subaru distributed a teaser image to promote the release, which shows a taillight cluster with different tints.  In an accompanying press release, the companies say, "the result promises to be truly staggering."  The rumor mill is suggesting that the 2.5-liter 305 hp (227 kW) engine will be boosted to produce over 500 hp (373 kW).  Aside from their focus on improving performance, engineers worked to offer tighter handling while adjusting the car's body.

The two companies will release full specs about the Cosworth-modified Subaru Impreza STi closer to or at Geneva.

HIGH-POWER COLLABORATION SETS NEW PERFORMANCE STANDARD

Two of the biggest names in automotive performance have come together to work on a special one-off project, and the result promises to be truly staggering. Subaru UK and Cosworth have enhanced the performance, handling and styling of the acclaimed Impreza STI, creating a car that will raise the bar for all-wheel-drive, high-performance motoring.

Detailed information about performance, specification and pricing will be made available closer to the vehicle's March on-sale date.

 

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DrPlacebo
this is refreshing considering concepts these days seem overwhelmingly green. well done.
Feb 14, 2010 6:51 am
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vtecpwr
I thought they used to compete with each other in rally, now they are friends and making cars together? What a wonderful world!
Feb 14, 2010 5:31 am
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MTC
500hp+, that's like 150hp more than I expect!!!
Feb 13, 2010 2:25 am
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radmeister
There is a guy in my city that has an 07 STI with 550whp. The thing is retarded. With racing tires it gets under 3 sec 0-60.
Feb 12, 2010 8:07 pm
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Iconic
My buddy's 08 STI is pushing around that when he runs ethanol. The thing is pure insanity, but I have to say STI's with that kind of power aren't that uncommon.
Feb 13, 2010 11:30 am
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bosaleh74
sit with 500hp+........ its so fun and evil car nothing like it goooo scooby
Feb 12, 2010 7:40 pm
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N20_Purge
500bhp in a hatch? Jizz'd in my pants! If it has short gear ratios, 0-60mph in the mid 3's should be no hassle.
Feb 12, 2010 7:40 pm
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RzGTmorio
500hp?!? It's so much power he will have!!! But I like it
Feb 12, 2010 6:31 pm
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Shaktiman
phewww..... 500 hp.. that's a lot for a four-door hatchback
Feb 12, 2010 5:37 pm
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