Revolution-tuned STI breaks Nurburgring record for a Subaru Impreza [video]

A Subaru Impreza STI modified by UK tuner Revolution Motorstore has become the fastest Impreza around the Nürburgring.

It completed a lap in 7:53.08 making it quicker than the production model driven by Tommi Mäkinen in 2011 which established a time of 7:55.00. Dubbed Project STI Nürburgring, the modified vehicle is based on the JDM-spec STI and is the first unit part of a limited edition consisting of ten cars.

The tuner will need four months to build each car, and all of them will come without rear doors. Significant changes include a carbon hood, wider wheel arches, thinner glass and an aluminum boot.

Under the hood the cars get a 4-cylinder, 2.1-liter turbocharged engine with Cosworth's 2.2 stroker kit which if it's configured at 1.9 bar it delivers 508 bhp (379 kW) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque. The car utilized at Nürburgring was running on medium boost and produced approximately 400 bhp (298 kW).

The list of changes continues with 19-inch OZ Superturismo LM alloy wheels, Tarox 10-pot brake calipers, no ABS, Tein ProFlex coilovers with an EDFC remote control system, while inside it received a rollcage which has replaced the rear seats, along with Recaro seats and TRS harnesses. Carbon fiber and Alcantara was used to trim the cabin which also has gained a custom dash featuring a built-in tire pressure warning system.

The Revolution STI Nurburgring is available at a hefty 71,994 GBP price tag.

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