Subaru’s strikingly restyled Impreza made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show on 26 September, 2003. The facelift is shared with the 2003 World Rally Car which will benefit from a similar reduction in drag coefficient and improved high-speed stability. Key design changes include a new front bumper, spoiler, bonnet, wings and headlamps.
The WRX STi gains a larger high-rise rear spoiler, front corner spoilers and new side sill spoilers which all contribute to improved high-speed stability. Meanwhile, a larger bonnet air intake enhances intercooler cooling. The STi also has improved front suspension thanks to strengthened mounts for the transverse linkages and new cross-performance rods. As a result, handling and steering response are even better thanks to a reduction in geometry change during hard cornering.
$30 000 USD
DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/AVCS Variable Valve Timing
2457 cc / 149.9 in³
99.5 mm / 3.92 in
79 mm / 3.11 in
223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
122.1 bhp per litre
202.7 bhp per tonne
406.75 nm / 300 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame
Unit Steel w/Aluminum Hood
4WD w/Driver Controlled Center Differential, SureTrac Front LSD,