2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 330S Special Edition review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 , 19:07:20 byVeronica

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Subaru Impreza WRX STI 330S Special Edition

Subaru has developed three new Special Edition new-shape Impreza models, two of which can be seen at the British International Motor Show. All models receive Prodrive engine upgrades plus comfort and styling tweaks, giving enthusiasts an unprecedented choice of sporty Subarus. The 255 PS Impreza WRX-S is priced at EUR22.495 while the 330 PS Impreza WRX STI 330S will be priced at around EUR30.000. Deliveries will probably start in September. There is also another model, the 380 PS Impreza WRX STI 380S which could become available within the next six months pending positive customer response. The 255 PS Impreza WRX-S has a re-programmed 2.5-liter boxer engine ECU and a modified exhaust system. The engine delivers 255 PS and 287 lb. ft. of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 130 mph. Standard equipment on the Impreza 255 PS WRX-S includes front and rear spoilers, side skirts, a rear diffuser, leather-covered steering wheel, all-wheel drive, a rear limited-slip differential with Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control, 10-speaker, 6-disc radio / CD player and xenon headlamps. The Impreza WRX STI 330S benefits from a Prodrive Performance pack with modified ECU and exhaust system. This is capable of developing 330 PS and 346 lb. ft. of torque. The power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 155 mph. It is expected to be priced at EUR30.000. The Impreza WRX STI 380S special edition could reach dealers within six months pending positive response. The model will include a complete engine rebuild by Prodrive with many up-rated components to reliably achieve the target 380 PS. Improvements over the standard Impreza WRX STI will include up-rated suspension and exhaust system plus an enhanced body kit.