2007 Subaru WRX STI Spec C Type RA-R by Inside Line
Can you imagine being in the product-planning office in Subaru City when the order came down to build the 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C Type RA-R?
Right, no more pussyfooting around with half-baked attempts at creating the ultimate WRX STI. Go all-out. Create a car that can be thrashed at the track, but can still be driven home.
Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C Debuts @ the N├╝rburgring
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 2010 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI SPEC C:
If the number of letters in its name is at all proportionate with its level
of improvements, the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C should be quite the
hatchback. Spotted for the first time lapping the N├╝rburgring recently,
this super STI has a number of upgrades designed to sharpen the performance
of the standard model.
According to sources in Japan, this STI's ride height has been lowered by
0.5 inch and fitted with stiffer dampers and springs. The lightweight
18-inch wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone run-flat tires, while the brakes
have been upgraded with the six-piston calipers from the Subaru Legacy STi
Finally, the engineers in Subaru City have tweaked the turbocharger and Exhaust system of the turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine to generate
beefier torque at lower revs and lift power from 300 horsepower to around 320 hp.
gear ratios have also
been revised, with 1st through 4th gears positioned closer together while
5th and 6th gear have been made taller to enhance top-end speed, as the
Spec C is expected to clear 165 mph.
With the performance hardware of the Spec C out of the way, the design team
turned to aerodynamics in order to add a little free horsepower.
One source close to the project tells us that in addition to giving the
Spec C a fully flat underbody, the Subaru engineers have also fitted a
lightweight aluminum rear diffuser that helps generate twice as much
downforce at speed than the current body.
No 'Ring lap times are available yet, but our snapper in Germany confirms
that the Spec C appeared more composed through low- and high-speed corners
and could easily slice 15 seconds off the current STI's time.
Expected to go on sale in Japan by year's end and then in Europe and
possibly in the U.S. by mid-2009, the Spec C could have a price tag of
2007 Toyota Yaris S Road Test by Edmunds' Inside Line
Ten years ago an inexpensive, comfortable, well-built car like the 2007
Toyota Yaris would have been a slam dunk. In fact, it was a slam dunk. It
was called the Corolla and it was one of the best-selling compact sedans of
But over the last decade, compact sedan buyers got greedy. They asked for
more room, better features and increased horsepower. Toyota listened,
building a larger Corolla with more standard features and a bigger engine.
Now with gas prices at nearly $3 a gallon, those same buyers suddenly have
a conscience. They've joined Greenpeace, bought hemp socks and started
looking for smaller, cheaper and more fuel-efficient sedans. Cars like the
2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 Ford F-150 by Inside Line
Will Ferrell wouldn't be caught dead in a 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3
On the other hand, Ricky Bobby, Ferrell's on-screen stock car-driving alter
ego, would find the lowered sport truck a classy ride. The protagonist of
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby would appreciate the pickup's
unique 20-foot-long racing stripes, shin-frying side-exit dual Exhaust pipes and a hood scoop that doesn't
actually scoop anything. And after winning a Food City 500 or two, Ricky
wouldn't flinch at our test truck's nearly $56,000 price tag either.
2007 Suzuki SX4 Road Test by Edmunds' Inside Line
Hatchbacks rule. And they're popping up all over the place. But the 2007
Suzuki SX4 is much more than a hatchback. Sure, it compares in size and
price to the new crop of vehicles being produced by other Asian automakers
but the Suzuki SX4 is the least expensive all-wheel-drive vehicle on the
market. With a five-speed manual transmission its base price is just
2011 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Attacks the 'Ring
Subaru is billing its new 2011 WRX STI sedan is "the fastest WRX STI ever."
During a recent test at the Nurburgring, the sedan reportedly clocked a
7:55 lap around the famed circuit. Here's a Subaru-produced clip of the
WRX Sti (570 HP, 573 TQ) Tuned by Topspeed
2004 WRX Sti with over 12K in mods. Tuned by Top Speed of Atlanta GA, Dyno run @ 454 HP and 457
TQ. Mods include 850cc injectors, Hi Flow Fuel Pump, Perrin FMIC, methanol
injection, Garrett Tubo (26psi), Perrin Boost controler, full tubo back exahust
(catless), uppipe, downpipe, cold air intake, Perrin blow off valve Cobb
Access Port piggyback ECU and track tuned suspension. This is my third WRX,
I purchased this car with the mods and tune done. I know there is more but
this is all I know. The car ran an 11.2 QM and reaches 60 mph in aprox 3.2
seconds. My 65 year old uncle who has raced cars his whole life and owns
multiple 600+ HP cars one of which is a wheelies Kit car with a blown 454
producing 650 WHP took a ride in this Subie and said after the ride that it
was the fastest car he had ever driven. I am sure he has had a few 10
second cars or even high 9 sec. He said it was the fastest car he had
driven but I doubt it. I would say that it is the fastest 0-100 he had ever
driven. Old dudes have no idea what horse power can do in combination with
AWD. He was blown away. I just got the car last month and have already
raced a new Z06 Vette from a 2nd gear roll and pulled 5 links on him to 145
Ultimate Tuner Battle - Tsukuba 5 Lap Battle - Best Motoring International
Best Motoring puts the ultimate JDM tuners cars against each other. Go to
http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. Featured cars:
Impreza STi Spec C Type RA-R, Monster EVO IX GSR 340-Spec, Tom's IS45,
Monster Swift Sports Ohlins Special-R, Colt Ralliart Version-R, Mazdaspeed
Roadster, MCR Z33 with ARC
Ice Bowl! - EVO Vs STI Snow Challenge
We put two hot rally rockets on ice to find out which one excels in extreme
snow conditions. Read the story here:
Subaru STi Block Honing
A Subaru STi block being honed on the Sunnen CV-616 by John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine for a set of Wiseco forged pistons. The engine
will receive a GT45 turbocharger to
increase performance. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
2015 Subaru WRX STI First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com )The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is the fastest new Subaru
you can buy. This rally race ready street car is fast, fun and iconic. In
another accurate, fun and informative TFLcar review Nathan drives and
reviews 2015 Subaru WRX STI near Monterey, California.
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GYMKHANA MINUS 1 - MIKE PATERAS - SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI
Mike Pateras in his 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Gymkhana Minus 1 video.
This is my 1st official gymkhana video.
We had lots of fun filming this video, however, between the weather not
cooperating with us and some technical difficulties with the car during the
shoot this is what we came up with. We have lots more planned for our next
series of videos to come. Subscribe to my Channel.