Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C 2.0
- London, United Kingdom
- Black leather
- 60,743 KM (indicated) (37,000 miles)
- 3% (minimum £300, maximum £3000)
The Subaru Impreza STI Spec C was formally introduced in 2010 by Subaru, however this particular model was built and registered in June 2012 making it a later version and found it’s first lucky owner in Japan in June 27th 2012 (confirmed by Subaru).
Limited to around 1000 models made globally this stunning hatchback was designed with one goal in mind and that was to be faster, sharper and much more resilient than its sibling the Impreza WRX STI.
The Spec C which stands for ‘Competition’ is homage to Subaru’s success in the rallying world and to keep that tradition going Subaru limited production to around 1000 models globally, which qualified the car for homologation status in Europe’s Group N rally series.
The engineers at Subaru had their work cut out, but proved themselves worthy by successfully reducing 30kg to the overall weight of the car in comparison to the standard model. This included an aluminium engine bonnet, newly designed lightweight 18 inch wheels as standard, smaller battery and lighter window glass at the front and side.
The fabulous EJ20 2.0 litre, flat 4 cylinder turbo engine makes this car truly special with 304bhp, top speeds of 155mph and 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds
Under the ownership of the current owner (a true car enthusiast) this car has rarely been used, but he has reluctantly decided to part ways and would be very happy for it to go to a good home.
WALK AROUND VIDEO
Enjoy the walk around video of the car showcasing the stunning blue paintwork as well as the interior and wheels.
Present with the car is the original owners handbook and paperwork from Japan,which can be seen in the document section below.
The car was imported to the UK and first registered with the DVLA in 2017, however we have confirmed with Subaru this is a genuine Spec C from 2012 that was assigned a 2012 registration accordingly upon arrival into the UK.
The Japanese service history shows paperwork till around 35,000km and the car received it’s first UK MOT in March 2017 recording 54,515km.
Since it’s first MOT this car has barely been used covering a total of 6212km (3862 miles) mainly under the ownership of the first UK owner. The current mileage on the car is 60,743km which equates to a very low 37,743 miles.
BODYWORK & INTERIOR
Subtle modifications make this model even better by being dropped on 30mm whiteline lowering springs and upgrading the Anti roll bar (factory springs and Anti roll bar is available for the new owner, should they choose to go back to stock) – improving the overall handling.
On the outside this model has the “Aero Package” that consists of a front lip spoiler, front side under spoiler, side under spoiler, aero garinish, and rear side under spoiler.
Aesthetically the Aero Package makes the car far more pleasing to the eye, balancing the aggressive racing stance with an overall more balanced stable drive.
The rear diffuser makes the quad exhaust stand out against that iconic Subaru blue paintwork and hearing that roar will always leave you smiling.
Subaru had decided not to include ‘Spec C’ anywhere on the body of the car, however true enthusiasts will know that a real ‘Spec C’ car will come with factory fitted gold coloured calipers, and Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres, rest assured this model ticks both of those boxes.
On the inside, the factory fitted half Alcantara and leather Recaro seats provide extra comfort to the driver by really holding you in place when taking those sharp turns. Overall the seats show very little sign of use and come up very clean.
3 out of the 4 wheels can be described as having some stone chips and marks with one wheel being immaculate.
The original tyres from Japan are still on the car, which is on the legal limit and has some cracks.
The owner has said he will set aside £600 to the winner for a set of new tyres if the reserve is met.
With limited numbers globally it will become increasingly harder to find another low mileage, high spec, clean example like this one. When Subaru launched the Spec C, not many people truly appreciated what a great car this was and how well priced it was for all the power you got for your money. Needless to say the price of this car will continue to rise in value and this is certainly a great addition to anyone’s collection that can be admired and enjoyed as a true driver’s car.
In our opinion this Spec C is probably one of the best available for sale at the moment and will be a secure investment.
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