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kuules
04-25-2005, 02:19 PM
Pics of new Forester STI with engine 2.5 DOHC 16V Turbo 265 HP.<br> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.subaru.co.jp/forester/stiversion/concept/imgs/top.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.subaru.co.jp/forester/stiversion/interior/imgs/top.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.subaru.co.jp/forester/stiversion/utility/imgs/top.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.subaru.co.jp/forester/stiversion/exterior/imgs/top.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://response.jp/issue/2005/0425/article70156_1.images/85792.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <br><A HREF="http://img49.echo.cx/my.php?image=sti2jn.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img49.echo.cx/img49/7880/sti2jn.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A> <A HREF="http://img49.echo.cx/my.php?image=sti16dl.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img49.echo.cx/img49/4117/sti16dl.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A> <A HREF="http://img49.echo.cx/my.php?image=sti29ge.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img49.echo.cx/img49/9522/sti29ge.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A> <A HREF="http://img49.echo.cx/my.php?image=sti34ol.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img49.echo.cx/img49/997/sti34ol.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>source: <A HREF="http://www.subaru.co.jp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.subaru.co.jp</A> & response.jp<p>more infos here: <A HREF="http://www.subarunews.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=212" TARGET="_blank">http://www.subarunews.net/foru...t=212</A>

knicks125
04-25-2005, 02:34 PM
cool...still don't like the top mounted IC but that's my opinion.<p>Since this is the JDM version, will this be offered in other regions?

Superfresa
04-25-2005, 03:26 PM
WTF! That thing is awesome! great great car, any performance specs?

Top Secret
04-25-2005, 11:58 PM
Awesome! This car looks glorious in white, and the new face works brilliantly with the STi treatment. Now, if only Subaru imported this into Australia...<p>And where the hell is the Subaru Liberty GT STi?

syclone
04-26-2005, 12:49 PM
this is the coolest thing i have seen in a long time. too bad it probably wont be heading to the states :(

bolita
04-26-2005, 02:26 PM
It seems that even outside the US, all Forester Turbos will be powered by a 2.5L Turbo. I hope that they have around 230/250HP since this version is JDM only! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
04-26-2005, 03:36 PM
Torque is at 378 Nm, or 279 lb-ft which isn't too shabby, especially considering that the vehicle only weighs 1500kg. It doesn't sound like a ton of power, but the current 2.5XT does 0-60 in 5.3 with just 210hp. This should definitely break the five second mark. Hopefully they will stick this engine in the 2.5XT version for the US, but even if it gets a bump to 230 it would be great. I'm really thinking about looking into one of these when I graduate next year or the ten year old Windstar finally dies - whichever comes first.

carmaniac
04-28-2005, 07:18 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Torque is at 378 Nm, or 279 lb-ft which isn't too shabby, especially considering that the vehicle only weighs 1500kg. It doesn't sound like a ton of power, but the current 2.5XT does 0-60 in 5.3 with just 210hp. This should definitely break the five second mark. Hopefully they will stick this engine in the 2.5XT version for the US, but even if it gets a bump to 230 it would be great. I'm really thinking about looking into one of these when I graduate next year or the ten year old Windstar finally dies - whichever comes first.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is suspected that the 2.5XT's power is very underrated from the factory, dyno test estimations of the crank power is around 250-260hp and a load more of torque...

Jordmaniac
06-04-2005, 11:50 AM
the steering wheel looks like it was placed in the middle. your butt would be achin from that shift knob.

RallyCat909
06-04-2005, 06:30 PM
Very nice. I like the angular lines.