Back in May, we reported about a tuned Subaru Impreza STi that lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in record time, becoming the fastest Impreza to lap the world-famous racetrack. The team behind the record-breaking car, Revolution Motorstore, built it with utmost attention to detail and total commitment, with an aim to set a new lap record for a Subaru Impreza.
The folks behind this awesome, record-setting project now plan to sell the Subaru Impreza "Project STi ". An advertisement was recently put up Revolution Motorstore official Facebook page. "Project STi" is now up for sale at £42,995 which is just over $70,000.
That’s a pretty steep price, sure, but keep in mind that this is no ordinary Impreza. The tuner went to great lengths in order to make it competitive. Major changes have been done to the interior and the exterior, including the removal of the rear doors. Not like the rear doors are needed anyways, as in place of the back seat is a custom-built half roll cage.
The tuner also replaced the stock 2.5-liter engine with a 2.0-liter, four-pot boxer engine from a JDM Impreza. Apart from the engine block itself, the rest of the parts have either been replaced or reworked for improved performance and durability. The net result is an engine that now puts out over 500 horsepower and upwards of 500 pound-feet of torque.
The suspension systems have been overhauled from ground up, so it can tackle any track you throw at it. Standard brakes would’ve never stood up to the punishment and hence had to be replaced with larger discs, new calipers, brakes lines, fluids, master cylinders, and more.
Click past the jump to read in detail about the 2003 Subaru Impreza Project STi
Starting with the exterior, the Project STi is unlike any other Subaru Impreza, and the first thing you’ll notice is that it doesn’t have any rear doors. The wide body-kit is unmistakable with those flared wheel arches filled with 19 inch wheels shod with sticky rubber. A custom grille, a new bumper with a carbon-fiber lip from its WRC-going cousin, carbon-fiber hood and front fascia from a later model make up the front. The rear end gets an aluminum boot lid, a large APR carbon-fiber spoiler. The wheel wells are gone, replaced with a flat piece of sheet metal for better under body airflow.
Inside, the rear seats have been swapped with a half roll cage. A pair of Recaro seats take up the front cabin with an FIA-spec, four-point harness. The dashboard comes from a 2012 WRX STi with carbon-fiber inserts and custom LED dials and data logging. The steering wheel is an Alcantara wrapped Spec-C JDM type.
Under the hood, the EJ20 2.0-liter flat-four engine is up-rated to produce 508 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, thanks to a Cosworth 2.2 stroker kit, an S206 Turbocharger by Turbo Technics and Hyperflow intercooler. The complete engine block comes with new pistons, connecting rods, valve-springs, gaskets and crank. The pulleys are now lighter and run a Kevlar timing belt. The Project STi was given a six-speed manual transmission with quick-shift and a carbon-fiber clutch.
Suspension has been beefed-up with new coil-overs, anti-roll bars, custom strut braces and an electronic damping force controller. The complete braking system on this car has been overhauled with new brake lines, rotors, pads, calipers and a four-pot master cylinder.