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Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 teaser shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

A couple of years ago, any mention of engine maker Cosworth was often greeted with "Oh, that's right, Cosworth... I remember them." Now the 52-year-old English purveyor of finely engineered goods is back in Formula 1 in a big way, and it's got a Subaru planned that will make everyone take note. The Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 will have 395 horsepower (400 PS) and take 1.5 seconds off the WRX STI's 0-to-60 time: from 5.2 seconds to 3.7.

We've only got teaser shots for the moment, but this thing should sear the eyeballs in more ways than one when we finally see it. Follow the jump for a little more info, and whet your palate for the super Scooby, on sale in June and limited to just 75 units, with the gallery of high-res photos below.



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COSWORTH IMPREZA WILL HAVE SUPERCAR-HUMBLING PACE

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

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-tuned car will be one of the most accelerative all-wheel-drive hatchbacks ever.

Subaru also reports that the Cosworth 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.

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 Impreza STI CS400s will be produced, and full details of pricing and technical specification will be announced closer to the on-sale date.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I love those old Escort and Sierra Cosworths.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well said Imag

      You got to pay to play. If you want to promote your site, why not pay for advertising space on this site rather that spamming up the boards?
      • 5 Years Ago
      And as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no Evo...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't imagine the market being too big for these things. Isn't it fairly easy, as is, to boost the STI horsepower to ridiculous levels? Why would weekend warriors spend this much on a track car when they could theoretically build it much cheaper themselves? (I realize that I'm making a number of assumptions here.)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wrote the samething but I am assuming that the handling will be other worldly! And the fact that if you can get the package done right all in one place it makes it alot more appealing to some then having to source all the right parts for a quality reliable build. Having been down the road of major upgrades that failed simply because the parts didn't mesh or then thought well if I upgrade this then I will also have to replace this so on and so forth.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree. There are a lot of 400-500 HP Imprezas already on the street.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Warranty. Tuner shops suck (well not all of them, but their are more bad then good) and not all after market parts really work well together. Its difficult to make a fast car that works well on the street. Some folks don't mind pushing in a heavy ACT clutch day after day, others (myself) do.

        If a factory car is made well and the clutch, turbo, tune all works together well on the street, then it is worth the extra cost for the people who can afford them.

        DO WANT!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's great, but I don't think there's anything Earth-shattering about it. People have been tuning Imprezas to do ridiculous things (including humbling supercars) for as long as I can remember. What would be impressive would be selling it in large numbers at an affordable price. What will be truly humbling is how much these sell for once speculators have scooped up the whole run and put them on the secondary market for stupid money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wipes the drool off the keyboard and reminds himself to get his arse in gear about plugging his various endeavors.... like my new novel. Buy my book and help me get a Cossie Scooby!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, only 75 units? I bet price would matter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tits or gtfo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm on a blog about cars, I'm not interested in yours nor clicking. Clearly if you need to trollvertise it, it's not worth a damn.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You better go check that gunshot wound in your foot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmm if it cost less then doing the mods my self to get that kind of performance then color me interested! Although being able to say you own a cosworth powered anything is sweet sounding... Cant wait to see the end results!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Your blog blows by the way...."Cars for Boys", "Cars for Girls", can you think of more cars for boys and girls?

      Lame!
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