Friday, December 17, 2010
Subaru UK Upgrades Impreza WRX & STI with Free Prodrive Performance Packs
Starting from this month and until the end of June, Subaru's Impreza WRX and STI Type UK will be offered in Britain with a bunch of performance upgrades worth over £3,200 at no additional cost.
The free items for both models include the Prodrive Performance Pack, which increases output and further improves acceleration, and new 18-inch alloy wheels and tires.
The Performance Packs, developed in conjunction with Prodrive, add a recalibrated ECU and a high-flow sports exhaust system. On the Impreza WRX, output rises from 230HP to 265HP, and torque from 320Nm to 390Nm, while on the STI, from 300HP to 330HP and from 407Nm to 470Nm, respectively.
With these upgrades, the Impreza WRX accelerates from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 5.9 seconds (standard WRX: 6.5 sec) and the STI in 4.8 seconds (standard STI: 5.2 sec).
In addition to the free performance upgrades, the Japanese firm has also reduced the retail price of the WRX by £95.