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Subaru Cosworth Impreza STi CS400 Revealed

 Subaru Cosworth Impreza STi CS400 Revealed
2011 Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 25.05.2010

395 bhp for UK market

Following a string of teasers, details and photos of the Cosworth Impreza STi CS400 have been released. As the name suggests, the car is a result of a collaboration between Subaru and Cosworth. It is based on the Subaru STi hatch which, in standard form, makes 304 bhp (227 kW / 309 PS). Cosworth has seen to it that this figure does not stay as is.

A look at the styling changes reveals a new front bumper, mesh grille, foglights and a new rear spoiler. Wheels are a set of new 18-inch alloys. Exterior paintwork comes in a choice of silver, dark grey or red. The interior features new Recaro front seats, a piano black centre console and privacy glass.

Maximum power from the 2.5-litre turbo unit has been increased to 395 bhp (295 kW / 400 PS) while torque goes up to 540Nm (398 lb-ft). Its 0 - 62mph time is now 3.7 seconds and top speed is a limited 250km/h (155mph).

Among the improvements listed are new pistons, connecting rods, a redesigned head gasket and a new turbo with a new compressor design and wastegate actuator. The maximize performance of the new hardware, the ECU was tweaked as well.

Suspension has been lowered by 10mm while the front brakes featuring AP Racing discs measure 355mm. The track is 12mm wider.

Only 75 units of the Cosworth Impreza STi CS400 are being manufactured exclusively for the UK market. Pricing starts at £49,995 (US$71,700/ €58,300).

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bartee
3.7 to 100km/h? unbelievable! :o
Aug 24, 2010 7:23 pm
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lfa
nice car with explosive performance, but for £50k you can get a nissan gtr
May 26, 2010 9:07 am
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Steaming BOV
this car is amazing..however id still go for the Mitsubishi EVO X FQ 400, although i kinda hate the fact the Evo X looks very similar to the new lancer, unlike the evo 7,8 and 9
May 26, 2010 5:43 am
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SPORTINGUISTA_29
nice car
May 25, 2010 8:10 pm
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MTC
I'll pick the Evo FQ400 instead Even with Cosworth's help, I'm not convince with this car
May 25, 2010 6:29 pm
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radmeister
FQ400 is almost 2x as much and not much faster.
May 25, 2010 9:14 pm
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Mikeado
FQ400 is excatly the same price.
May 27, 2010 8:39 am
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Iconic
This thing confuses me. At that price and all those upgrades, it needs to be putting down at least 400hp.. at the wheels, not at the crank. Though it would need some beefed up transmission hardware. Subaru needs to produce a WRC street version for it to be truly special.
May 25, 2010 2:35 pm
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N20_Purge
No thanks, the car is awesome, but there is no way I'll pay £50k for a hatchback. I'll stick to the WRX STI 330S.
May 25, 2010 1:13 pm
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Mikeado
"silver, dark grey or red" - No rally blue? BOO! I'm not sure if I prefer this over an Evo X FQ-400...
May 25, 2010 12:38 pm
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997-GT500-STI
Much respect for Cosworth, however, the price is ridiculous. It’s more than 2x the price of the original. And I guess all 75 will be driving on the wrong side of the road…
May 25, 2010 12:27 pm
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Kepex
Why does UK get all kinds of special editions of cars, and the rest of the Europe doesn't? It can't be that hard to make them left-hand-drive (the way the modern world drives) and to ship them to some other country to be sold there.
May 25, 2010 11:04 am
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Mikeado
This particular car suits the UK in that a) The new body makes it a "Hot Hatch" and we buy more of those than any other nation, b) Cosworth is British and c) The Subaru Impreza has enjoyed huge popularity here and has somewhat of a cult status, partly due to Colin McRae (R.I.P) and Richard Burns (R.I.P). Now I'm not saying that the rest of Europe doesn't deserve the CS400 or saying we're better or anything like that, maybe they just know the limited run would sell out here or something. Plus I looked up switching a GT-R to LHD - only because I know one exists - and it seems like a pretty big job; they had to make a new firewall, move all sorts of things around so it all fits, and it was all jolly expensive. This also being a 4WD Japanese car, I figure it's similarly hefty. Cossie probably use UK-Market Imprezas to save money. But I'm sure if you and your wallet ask nicely, they'll get a leftie and do one for you. Although, frankly, it's expensive enough... Lastly, it would be quite troublesome to switch UK roads to "The Modern Way", what with all our cars being RHD, all the re-painting needed, telling everyone, etc.
May 25, 2010 12:56 pm
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sub39h
just buy an Evo. it's a better car and it doesn't look like it's already been in a massive accident.
May 25, 2010 10:20 am
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IN_ACtion
cool car but: i dont like the current impreza very much. the old ones were better looking
May 25, 2010 10:16 am
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