Monday, November 2, 2009

Subaru WRX STI by SPT

After we saw the Hennessey Genesis Carbon Coupe and the 2010 Yenko Camaro, we have another vehicle which will be showcased next week at the SEMA Show: the 2010 Subaru WRX STI by SPT!

The new vehicle comes with a stock drivetrain which means that we have a 2.5 liter DOHC, 16 valve, turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine with Dual Active Valve Control System connected to a 6-speed close ratio manual transmission and to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD), limited slip helical front differential and TORSEN rear differential. While the engine remains stock a new SPT exhaust system was installed to add an extra 10 hp, which means that the vehicle carries now a total output of 315 hp @ 6,000 rpm while peak torque remains stock at 290 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm.

For that extra dose of style under the hood, the car features an SPT billet oil cap v2.0 and SPT billet battery hold down v2.0; an STI front lip spoiler and SPT exhaust finishers complete the look. Also, a new set of 19-inch Prodrive GT2 wheels finished in Glitter Gold and fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 245/35R19 performance tires were added while the suspension was tweaked with STI performance springs, SPT strut tower brace and an SPT lower chassis brace.

Inside we find electronics that are geared to what the average enthusiast can afford and use: a SPT boost gauge, a media hub digital music integration system and an auto-dimming mirror with transflective display and HomeLink transmitter, are all available from the SPT catalog. The kit is completed by the STI shift knob and all-weather floor mats, because “Subaru drivers aren’t afraid of the weather…” says the automaker.