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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi RB320

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi RB320

21 November 2006 – Subaru UK has announced a new special edition Impreza WRX STI in memory of rally hero Richard Burns who died in November last year of cancer.

Called the RB320, the new car features around – 6,000 worth of extra equipment including the 316 bhp (235 kW) Prodrive Performance Pack, yet costs 57 900 USD (29,995 GBP) on-the-road.

Available only in Obsidian Black, the RB320 features bespoke 18 ins alloy wheels and specially developed Prodrive suspension comprising Bilstein dampers, a sports spring kit with revised rear anti-roll bar and a ride height lowered by 30 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear.

Also standard on the RB320 are a chrome mesh front grille, front lip spoiler, quickshift gearchange, side sill plates and RB320-branded gear knob, carpet mats and exclusive exterior badging. Each owner will also receive an individually numbered black alloy tax disc holder.

The PPP boosts power to 316 bhp (235 kW) at 6,000 rpm with torque leaping to 332 lbft (450 nm) at 3,700 rpm. This reduces the 0-60 mph time to 4.8 seconds with a 0-100 mph time of 12.2 seconds.

And as a further incentive, those customers placing early orders with deposits will be offered a limited number of places at a special RB320 launch event next March at Prodrive’s test track in Warwickshire.

Not only will RB320 fans take delivery of their cars at the circuit but will be able to drive demonstration STIs around the track and meet rally celebrities.

In addition, customers will also be able to register on-line and reserve the limited-edition number of their choice via a special sub-section of Subaru’s website.

Finally, the first car is to be given away in a special raffle organised by Autosport magazine, donated by Subaru (UK) Limited.

The proceeds will go to the Richard Burns Foundation which helps those suffering from serious injury and illness.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Boxer-4
aspiration High-Boost, IHI Turbochargers
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/AVCS VVT
fuel feed Multipoint Fuel Injection
displacement 2457 cc / 149.9 in³
bore 99.5 mm / 3.92 in
stroke 79 mm / 3.11 in
compression 8.2:1
power 235.6 kw / 316 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 128.61 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 207.89 bhp per tonne
torque 450.13 nm / 332 ft lbs @ 3700 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels AWD w/Driver Control Center Diff (DCCD), Front and Rear LSD
front brakes Discs w/ABS, EBD
f brake size x 323 mm / x 12.7 in
rear brakes Discs w/ABS, EBD
r brake size x 312 mm / x 12.3 in
steering Quick Ratio Rack & Pinion
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Lower L Arms
r suspension MacPherson Struts w/Trailing Arms
curb weight 1520 kg / 3351 lbs
wheelbase 2540 mm / 100 in
front track 1491 mm / 58.7 in
rear track 1496 mm / 58.9 in
length 4465 mm / 175.8 in
width 1740 mm / 68.5 in
height 56.3 mm / Not Available in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.636:1, 2.375:1, 1.761:1, 1.346:1, 0.971:1, 0.756:1, :1
final drive 155:1
0 – 60 mph ~4.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~12.2 seconds