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    Default Subaru Returning to WRC

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...molgation.html



    Several months ago Subaru announced a more hard-core WRX STI Spec C model exclusively for Japan and now the reason for that car has become clear. With just 900 units being offered, that is just enough to qualify for Group N (production car) homologation set by the FIA for such series as the World Rally Challenge.

    Subaru dropped out of WRC back in 2008 but now it has announced its return with Toshihiro Arai taking the wheel of the STI Spec C model for the Rallye Deutschland of Production World Rally Championship, taking place this August in Germany.

    Some mild changes are sure to be made to the car for racing, not to mention the usual safety equipment additions. In stock form, engine output is 304-hp and 311 ft-lbs of torque, up from the standard 295-hp and 299 ft-lbs. Weight has also been cut through the use of an aluminum hood and a smaller battery. A plexiglass windshield and side windows also drop several pounds, as do new lightweight 18-inch wheels. For improved handling the Spec C gets stiffer springs, a larger rear stabilizer bar, stiffer sub-frame bushings and new shocks. A new mechanical limited slip differential (SD) out back also improves the carís ability to get all that turbocharged power to the ground. Reinforcements to the front cross member, new Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires and increased power steering pressure result in better handling and driving feel.

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    That's great news




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    Good news, but they will run under PWRC, and not full WRC. Which kind of sucks.


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    fingers crossed for toyota. lol.

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    super good news ^ what car would toyota use for WRC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX_KTC View Post
    super good news ^ what car would toyota use for WRC?
    they would have to bring back the celica and a 4wd variant, nothing in their lineup is any good.

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    new gt4 =sex

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    I LOVE how they made a mechanical diff seem like a bonus.

    Unreal.

    Electronic diffs are banned in most motorsport still. I suspect that's the case in PWRC so they HAD to fit a mech diff.

    Just ridiculous how they tried to make old technology seem better.

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    ya thats true enough eh lol

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