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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Wagon
Jan 25, 2006 (1:57 pm)
I really like the improvements Subaru made to the WRX in '06. That said, I can't help but wonder if Subaru made one small step backwards. When the WRX first came out much was made of the 113.5 HP per litre out-put that satisfied the notion that real performance motors are capable of at least 100 HP per litre. Seeing how Subaru already has a 250 HP version of this motor in their stable, and that the rest of the market has dramatically raised their HP ratings why not keep that criterion afloat and use the 250 HP engine. I seriously doubt that using this motor would really steal sales from the larger Legacy. I can't help but feel the Legacy appeals to a different market share. Perhaps in '07 we can see this upgrade. A front LSD and a 6 speed gear box would be nice too. An STI wagon would really be the ticket!
#5906 of 5922 Re: 2.5 litre WRX [merrycynic]
Jan 25, 2006 (3:00 pm)
We're talking about stated output, dyno charts have shown Subaru has sand-bagged a bit in the past. The supposedly 210hp version of that engine actually made more HP on the dyno than the 227hp 2.0l did.
A lot of it is just marketing.
I can't wait until Subaru uses the new SAE methods, which will hopefully be more accurate.