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2010 Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI CS400

Cosworth officially announced today that the Impreza STI CS400 will go on sale this June. There will only be 75 of these limited edition units built and prices will be announced at a later date.

The car will deliver an impressive 400PS (395 hp) at 5750rpm and will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds. This is an impressive task compared to the standard Impreza WRX STI at 300PS / 296bhp at 6,000rpm with a 5.2 second sprint. The CS400 will also feature a bespoke brake package with 6-pot calipers and 355mm discs at front and numerous updates to the suspension, exhaust, exterior and interior styling.

UPDATE 05/24/2010: Cosworth officially unveiled the first images of the new CS400 Impreza. Also the company announced today that the car will be priced at £49,995 (almost $72,000 at the current rates). It will be limited to only 75 units.

UPDATE 07/19/2011: During the recent Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (15-17 July 2011), Subaru’s limited-edition Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 has managed to Subaru outpaced a host of high-performance road cars and supercars, including the Nissan GTR , Ariel V8 Atom , Lexus LFA and Ford Focus RS500 . With an impressive time of 68.18 seconds, the CS400 was six seconds quicker than the second placed car in the Supercar category.

Press release after the jump.

Source: Evo

Press release

The result of one of the most eagerly anticipated automotive collaborations in recent times is heading fast towards Subaru dealerships. The Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI CS400 officially goes on sale in June, and is set to offer performance-car fans the thrill of a lifetime.

Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI CS400

Subaru has confirmed the car will boast an impressive 400PS (395bhp) at 5,750rpm, sufficient to dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in just 3.7 seconds (compared to 300PS / 296bhp at 6,000rpm,and 5.2 seconds for the standard Impreza WRX STI). This ensures the Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI CS400 will be one of the most accelerative all-wheel-drive hatchbacks ever.

Subaru also reports that the Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI CS400 will feature a bespoke brake package – with six-pot callipers and 355mm discs at the front – developed in partnership with AP Racing, giving the car prodigious stopping power. Coventry-based AP Racing is a leading supplier of brake and clutch components to teams in the Formula One Championship and the World Rally Championship, as well as to leading supercar brands including Bugatti.

Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI CS400

A wide range of further upgrades have been made to the suspension, exhaust and to the donor Impreza’s exterior and interior styling. An exclusive, limited edition run of 75 Cosworth Subaru Impreza Subaru Impreza STI CS400 will be produced, and full details of pricing and technical specification will be announced closer to the on-sale date.



13 comments:

Now I’m not saying that the rest of Europe doesn’t deserve the CS400 or saying we’re better or anything like that, maybe they just know the limited run would sell out here or something. Plus I looked up switching a GT-R to LHD - only because I know one exists - and it seems like a pretty big job; they had to make a new firewall, move all sorts of things around so it all fits, and it was all jolly expensive. This also being a 4WD Japanese car, I figure it’s similarly hefty.

When you say the rest looks like a Focus, are you saying that as a good thing or a bad thing? Because I agree...and I think it’s great smiley

Now I’m not saying that the rest of Europe doesn’t deserve the CS400 or saying we’re better or anything like that, maybe they just know the limited run would sell out here or something. Plus I looked up switching a GT-R to LHD - only because I know one exists - and it seems like a pretty big job; they had to make a new firewall, move all sorts of things around so it all fits, and it was all jolly expensive. This also being a 4WD Japanese car, I figure it’s similarly hefty.

i’m sorry but the hatchback models just dont seem to command the respect the older saloon versions.

Both cs400 and fq400 is the fastest and the meanest of their class, and this is the finest tuning out of the box that you can get.

I agree, the cs400 and the fq400 is the enhanced version of the EVO and Impreza.

hei carlos i think lancer evo has already answer the CS400 with their FQ400. i think this is the counter part of Cossworth to the Lancer Evo.

hmm I wonder what will Lancer answer to the STI Cosworth?

This STi and the FQ400 are the only two cars with 400ponies and a 0to60 time of less than 4 seconds.

Subaru claims that the cosworth is the fastest impreza STI ever. Well, I hope they are right on their claims.

Only 75? that was few does it? I’m pretty sure they also raise it’s original price. I’m wondering what will it’s tight competitor (mitsubishi) answer this new innovation of subaru.

Impressive. I heard that Ford Focus RS500 is going to have a new limited edition (limited to 500 units or so) as well but it will only be having 345 horsepower. That is 50 horsepower less than this car but the sprint to 60 is very near. That will be a good competition and I’m guessing that the limit of 75 units (cost of one) is going to be expensive for the Subaru enthusiasts as well.

The standard STi hits 60 mph in 4.7; not 5.2.

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