Subaru is offering free
performance upgrades for its iconic Impreza
WRX and STi Type-UK, raising power to 265 and 305 PS respectively.
The deal covers the three-month
period of May, June and July – or
while stocks last – and is worth £1,995 for the STi and £1,600 on the
The Prodrive-developed Performance
Packs are fitted by the dealer
after registration and carry the full Subaru three year/60,000 mile
It means the Impreza WRX
STi Type-UK sees its power rise to 305 PS and
torque leap from 253 lb.ft to 299 lb.ft resulting in a 0-60 mph time
of 4.6 seconds and
0-100 mph in 12.2 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 155 mph.
Meanwhile, the standard
WRX – available in both saloon and 5-door
bodystyles – now has 265 PS and 257 lb.ft of torque. The 0-60 mph time
is reduced from an already rapid 5.6 seconds to 4.8 seconds with 100
mph coming up in 14.1 seconds instead of 15.9 seconds.
Both Prodrive Performance
Packs include a reprogrammed Electronic
Control Unit (ECU) and free-flow exhaust system with a large single
The Impreza WRX saloon costs
£20,300 with the 5-door at £20,800 while
the WRX STi Type-UK is £26,400 (all prices On-The-Road).
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