Subaru today revealed full details about the 2008 Impreza World Rally Car. It will be powered by a flat four-cylinder engine with a maximum power of 300bhp @ 5500rpm and a peak torque of 650Nm @ 3000rpm. The engine will be mated to a six-speed electro-hydraulic transmission.
The Impreza WRC also features front and rear MacPherson strut suspensions, Bos fully adjustable shock absorbers, AP Racing 310mm ventilated discs and six-pot calipers front and rear. For asphalt use, front brakes are 378mm ventilated discs with six-pot calipers.
With a weight of only 1230kgs, the car includes a LCD color monitor with eight selectable data screens, Kenwood radio equipment. It sits on 15" diameter for gravel, 18” for tarmac wheels and Pirelli tires.
Full specifications after the jump.
2008 Impreza WRC Technical specification
Engine: H-4. Flat four-cylinder, 16 valve, turbocharged
Engine management: Subaru programmable electronic engine management system
Power: 300bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque: 650Nm @ 3000rpm
Transmission: Six-speed electro-hydraulic, Elctro-hydraulically controlled center differential, Mechanical front and rear differentials
Drive system: Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive
Suspension: Front: MacPherson strut, Rear: MacPherson strut
Shock absorbers: Bos, fully adjustable
Brakes: AP Racing 310mm ventilated discs and six-pot calipers front and rear. For asphalt use, front brakes are 378mm ventilated discs with six-pot calipers
Exhaust system: Inconnel with Subaru anti-lag system. Fitted with catalytic converters
Steering: Power assisted rack and pinion
Dimensions: Overall length: 4415mm
Overall width: 1800mm
Overall height: 1475mm
Car weight: 1230kgs (WRC regulation min.)
Data systems: Single integrated electronic system controlling engine, transmission and data-logging
In-car display: LCD color monitor with eight selectable data screens
Tires: Pirelli (championship control tire)
Radio equipment: Kenwood
Turbo charger: IHI - with WRC-regulation 34mm restrictor and Subaru anti-lag system
Spark plugs: DENSO
Wheels: BBS: 15” diameter for gravel, 18” for tarmac
Fuel tank capacity: 80 liters
Design: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for entire car