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2006 Subaru WRX STi

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2006 Subaru WRX STi

The new corporate nose:

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I actually kind of like the new nose here, it looks much better than on the B9.
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Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), a global manufacturer of transportation and aerospace-related products and the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it would submit a homologation application to the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) for the finely tuned new Subaru Impreza WRX STI spec C to rally as a Group N vehicle in 2006*.



To enter FIA-approved racing and rallying championships that take place around the world, cars must be homologated according to the FIA regulations. Group N (production cars) is one of the rally and off-road vehicle groups set forth by the FIA. Defined as large-scale series production touring cars, Group N homologation imposes strict limits on modifications to production models and is known as the category that best reflects the performance inherent to the basic production model.



WRX STI spec C is very suitable for racing due to its lightened body and high performance engine. Therefore, the application embodies the company’s plan to position this model as a key competitor in motorsport activities for 2005 and beyond. Last year, Subaru Impreza WRX STI spec C ”WR-Limited 2004” was applied for the FIA homologation.



FHI will produce more than 1,000 units of the Impreza WRX STI spec C during 2005, which is the minimum level of production required for Group N classification, and the company is planning to have the vehicle homologated before the 2006 rally season begins.



Major Features of the finely tuned new Impreza WRX STI spec C

Compared to the Impreza WRX STI, Impreza WRX STI spec C is about 70 kilograms lighter through the adaptation of lighter glass, a trunk lid composed of aluminum, and thinner roof construction.
Reinforcing braces have been added to the front strut tower on the WRX STI spec C. In addition, the solid bars used to connect the front pillar and upper frame have been replaced by enhanced hollow bars and rigidity of chassis have been improved
A rear crossbar has been fitted to further improve body rigidity.
The turbocharger in the Impreza WRX STI spec C uses precise ball bearings in the shaft to reduce friction, thereby offering a smooth and speedy turbo boost and providing ideal engine response.
A large water reservoir for the intercooler water spray as well as an air-cooled engine oil cooler have been implemented to ensure stable engine performance.

* Applicable 17inch tire specification only


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I actually kind of like the new nose here, it looks much better than on the B9.

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I agree. It actually looks good here.
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Ya, I think it looks really good and does a good job of freshening the design, much much better than what was there before.
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The double spoiler thing on the back is really busy, but the front and interior look much improved.
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The front is a little better but every wrx always screams 'tacky' to my eye: gold wheels, ridiculous wing, oversized scoop... too overwraught. Or maybe it's that I'm no longer 15...
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Holy shit. This is the first time I'll EVER have admit to liking the STi! :o
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Do you guys think the name is long enough for that rally edition? Subaru Impreza WRX STI spec C Lol, they should put that type RA in there too. Subaru Impreza WRX STI spec C type RA
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this car always looks good, I am happy that subaru made the nose match the car, unlike the Tribecca
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I am extremely surprised that the new face of Subaru looks this good on the Impreza. Hopefully they don't botch the Legacy if they transfer the design, I find the new Legacy to be an attractive automobile. The B9 Tribeca is hideous, God-awful, etc. and would definitely be enough to deter me as a buyer. I wouldn't be caught dead in anything that ugly.
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The crazy go fast cosmetics are not as bad on these cars since they have the race-bred heretige & performance to back up the looks. I love this new look. Absolutely love it. Even the Edsel-sih aspect. Though moreso I think it comes off as a Alfa Romeo rip-off.
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If the Camaro does not become a reality (please god NO!) I'll own one of these in the next fe years. Edited by Sixty8panther
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We have to hang on to the hope that there will be a Camaro. It's what keeps us going. Don't ever give up hope. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CAMARO ONE DAY.
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Oh yah! I went there!

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Is this the new Camaro? Thanks Oldsmoboi for the sneak peek.
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Not so much an Olds sucking on a Lemon as much as a hughe Chrome Pu$$y. :P
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I'm not liking the new Subaru front ends much these days (heck I think their SUV is in the same league of ugliness as an Aztek).
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