Subaru Impreza WRX (2006–2007)
Second facelift of Impreza II in UK from November 2005. The Impreza WRX saloon cost £20,300 with the 5-door at £20,800 while the WRX STi Type-UK was £26,400 (all prices On-The-Road). Impreza WRX got a 230PS 2.5 turbo and 143mph top speed with 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds. WRX STI got 281PS 2.5 turbo and 158mph top speed with 0-60mph in 5 seconds.
WRX STI D spec, for 'discreet' has smaller rear spoiler, silver 17" alloys, black leather, touch-screen Smart Nav, top speed 158mph, 0-60mph in 5 seconds. 281PS.
320PS RB320 from November 2006 with £6k extra kit including Prodrive 320PS pack for £29,995. Chrome mesh front grille, lowered suspension, quickshift gearchange. 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds.
Final edition GB270 launched which offers around £7,600 in extra equipment for the saloon and just under £7,000 for the Sports Wagon. Both cost £22,995 on-the-road, only £2,898 and £1,898 more than the standard Impreza WRX saloon and Sports Wagon respectively. First deliveries September 2007. 300 saloons and 100 sports wagons. Both have 270 PS Prodrive Performance Pack which boosts power by 40 PS and torque to 310 lb ft. 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds and a 0-100 mph time of 13.9 seconds.
Other features include a lowered spring kit, ‘quickshift’ gearchange, special carpet mats, MOMO ‘Air-Race’ gear knob, larger-diameter 18x7.5ins GT1 alloy wheels and GB270 exterior badging and individually numbered interior plaque. Specific to the Impreza GB270 saloon are a WRC-style rear spoiler, stainless-steel mesh front grille, STI front lip spoiler and silver-finished alloy wheels. GB270 Sports Wagon gets a rear waist spoiler, front and rear aero splash guards, rear privacy glass, black stainless-steel mesh front grille and gloss-black alloy wheels. Optional ICE pack consisting of a Clarion SatNav and iPod adaptor and Bluetooth ’phone kit for £1,750. Other extra-cost upgrades include a GB270-branded leather or Alcantara/leather interior for £1,400 or £1,600 respectively and privacy glass window tinting for the saloon at £405 (all prices include VAT).