The New Special Edition Subaru Impreza WRX 300

Subaru Impreza WRX 300

Subaru Impreza

Subaru is continuing its tradition of introducing coveted special editions with the launch of the new Impreza WRX 300.

On sale from late May, the WRX 300 will feature a Prodrive Performance Pack boosting power to 265 PS and torque to 257 lb.ft for a 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds and top speed in excess of 145 mph.

Finished in WR Blue, the all-wheel drive saloon boasts special 17 ins alloy wheels with 215/45 tyres, an aluminium gear knob, WRX-branded carpet mats and a ‘Subaru World Rally Team’ logo on the front seats and front lamp covers.

Also included in the package is an RAC ‘Trackstar’ anti-theft device plus one-year’s free membership.

This is in addition to a raft of improvements for the ’05 Model Year WRX such as a totally revised chassis with inverted suspension struts and sharper-feeling steering for even more precise handling response.

Other changes for this year include enhanced interiors with plusher - and extended - cloth door trim, softer-feeling roof linings and a flush-fit centre console with new air-conditioning controls and new, quality-feeling switchgear.

Limited to 300 examples, the WRX 300 costs £21,495 on-the-road. This represents excellent value as the normal WRX saloon with PPP normally costs £21,900 OTR.

Published 11 May 2005 Melanie Carter

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