2009 Litchfield Subaru Impreza STI Type-20 Makes 400 PS review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 15 November 2008 , 15:11:11 byVeronica

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Litchfield Subaru Impreza STI Type-20 Makes 400 PS

Subaru specialists have revealed the fastest 2.0-liter Subaru ever produced, the new Subaru Impreza STI Type-20. The car has as base the Japanese only version of the legendary Subaru Impreza STI. The durability required by the international rally stage means that the over engineered Japanese STI lends itself well to performance enhancements. The incredible 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is enhanced to produce an incredible 40 PS and 508 Nm of torque. Nothing on the market comes close. The power produced enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and to reach an electronically limited top speed of 165 mph. The carmaker also offered 365 mm Alcon 6-Pot brakes to make sure all the performance is under control. The biggest improvement of the latest version of the STI is its new chassis. The driver can not only have enhanced stability and handling, but also a significant improvement in ride comfort. The Type-20 features a 14 mm wider track, front strut brace and along with the latest Dunlop SP600 tires they endow the chassis with immense balance and stability. The STI is given more accurate and weighted steering, confidence inspiring body control and astonishing levels of grip. Most importantly, all this is achieved without sacrificing a smooth and comfortable ride. The muscular wheel arches of the STI are now filled with 18-inch x 8.5-inch Multi-Spoke alloy wheels and the 35 mm lower ride height which help give the car a more purposeful stance. The new Subaru Impreza STI Type-20 also features Satellite Navigation and Thatcham approved category 1 Alarm system, Trackstar GPS security and UK CD / MP3 player with Bluetooth phone connection. The development and testing that have gone into the Type-20 has led to many upgrade parts being available for the UK and European versions of the STI.