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2011 Subaru WRX

By luanpa in | September 10, 2010 | Comments Off on 2011 Subaru WRX

It’s a gutsy move and one that’s sure to get existing WRX – and WRX STI – owners riled up, but Subaru’s decision to gift the 2011 WRX range with the STI’s wider bodywork is a laudable one.

The widebody panels facilitate an increase in track width of 35mm at the front and 40mm at the rear, and tyres now have 10mm more tread width. Both endow the WRX with greater lateral stability, while the wider tyres increase overall grip.Wheelbase has grown 5mm too, giving a slight improvement to high-speed stability.

The engine is unchanged from the MY2010 model’s 2.5 litre turbocharged flat four, which produces 195kW at 6000rpm and 343Nm of torque between 2500 and 4800rpm.

Power is taken to all four wheels with the viscous centre differential set to a default 50-50 torque split. The front differential is open, but the rear diff is a Torsen limited-slip item.







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