Subaru UK announced that the Impreza WRX and WRX STI models will receive a new Prodrive Performance Pack valued £3200 for nothing, zero, zilch, nada. The package includes: a tweaked ECU and high-flow sports exhaust and 18-inch alloy wheels. This porformance pack is very similar to the 1999 Performance Pack added to the Subaru Impreza RB5 for a price of £2,500 which also included a tweaked ECU and sports exhaust system, but no new wheels.
With these updates the WRX delivers a total of 265HP and 390Nm of torque, and the STI a total of 330HP and 470Nm of torque. As a result, the WRX makes the 0-62mph sprint in 5.9 seconds and the WRX STI in 4.8 seconds.
In addition to these new offerings, Subaru has thrown another piece of good news our way. They have announced that the basic WRX’s price has been reduced by £95.
Press release after the jump.
From April Subaru’s highly acclaimed Impreza WRX and STI Type UKwill be offered with complimentary optional upgrades worth over £3,200 at participating dealers. The free items include the Prodrive Performance Pack, which further improves acceleration *, and stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels and tyres.
The Performance Packs, developed in conjunction with Banbury-based tuning experts, Prodrive, adds a reconfigured ECU and high-flow sports exhaust to the Impreza’s already impressive performance arsenal. The 18-inch alloy wheels, meanwhile, give the car a more aggressive, purposeful stance and improve handling and grip.
As if the prospect of this extra equipment wasn’t tantalising enough, the Japanese firm has reduced the retail price of the All-Wheel Drive WRX by £95.
Subaru UK Marketing Director, Kenyon Neads, said: "With this offer we’ve added even more value into the Impreza equation. The WRX and STI are performance-car icons with a seriously loyal following and we hope that the prospect of these free upgrades will broaden their appeal still further."
* 0-62mph acceleration figures:
- Impreza WRX (standard car): 6.5 seconds
- Impreza WRX (with Prodrive Performance Pack): 5.9 seconds
- Impreza STI Type UK (standard car): 5.2 seconds
- Impreza STI Type UK (with Prodrive Performance Pack): 4.8 seconds