SEMA sees the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX SPT

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2008

Subaru is presenting its latest modification – the Subaru Impreza WRX SPT. This version of the Impreza WRX demonstrates the customization possibilities when using parts from the Subaru Genuine Accessory and SPT catalogs.

Subaru browsed through the available parts in both catalogs and managed to come up with a modification package that boasts of a superb blend of performance, styling and user technology.

All of Subaru efforts resulted to the creation of the Subaru Impreza WRX SPT – a car with its own style and performance capabilities that stays true to WRX’s vaunted value and drivability.

Since the 2009 Impreza WRX already features a standard factory Aero Body Kit, Subaru only fitted a front lip spoiler by STI as well as Subaru genuine Accessory fog light protectors.

Moreover, Subaru also lowered the stance of the Impreza WRX by installing STI performance springs and Botticelli III 19 x 8-inch wheels from OZ Racing, as well as a lower chassis brace and strut tower brace from the SPT catalog.

For a more thrilling performance, the WRX’s 2.5-liter intercooled turbo Boxer engine was tuned to increase its max output from 265 hp to 275 hp and peak torque from 244 lb.-ft. to 250 lb.-ft., thanks to the addition of a SPT cat-back exhaust.

Furthermore, the Subaru Impreza WRX SPT is fitted with an STI short-throw shifter as well as a turbo heat shield, battery hold-down and an SPT oil cap. Of course, since these parts are available from the Subaru Genuine Accessory and SPT catalogs, any customer could easily duplicate the Subaru Impreza WRX SPT.

Press Release

Subaru Impreza WRX SPT

How far can you take an Impreza WRX using parts from the Subaru Genuine Accessory and SPT catalogs? Pretty far, it turns out. Subaru mined both catalogs to come up with a combination of performance, styling and user technology that any enthusiast could easily duplicate — all at once or by adding parts over time. The resulting car makes a unique performance and design statement while remaining true to the WRX’s everyday drivability character and value.

The 2009 Impreza WRX already comes with a standard factory Aero Body Kit, so external mods were limited to a front lip spoiler by STI and Subaru genuine Accessory fog light protectors.

The more hunkered-down stance is courtesy of STI performance springs and Botticelli III 19x8-in. wheels by OZ Racing. A lower chassis brace and strut tower brace from the SPT catalog round out the chassis mods.

Subaru boosted the WRX’s 2.5-liter intercooled turbo Boxer engine to 265 hp 244 lb.-ft. for 2009; this special WRX raises that to 275 hp and 250 lb.-ft. with a SPT cat-back exhaust. The driver can make the most of the power with the help of an STI short-throw shifter. The under-hood area gets a visual boost with an SPT oil cap, turbo heat shield and battery hold-down.

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