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Subaru at 2009 SEMA Show

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Subaru America will be present at this year’s SEMA show with three cars, two of them customized versions of their road cars, and the other is a blast from the past! Subaru Performance Tuning will feature the 2010 model of Impreza WRX STI SPT, Legacy VIP and a micro van from 1969! which is apparently the very first car tuned by SPT.

As for the WRX STI SPT, although it is tuned but every thing seems to be stock! at least in the engine bay. It comes with the 2.5 liter DOHC, 16 valve, turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer coupled to a six-speed manual transmission Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD), limited slip helical front differential and TORSEN rear differential.The only change is an SPT exhaust system which boosts horsepower to 315 hp @ 6,000 RPM (up from the stock 305), while peak torque remains stock at 290 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM. There is also an SPT turbo heat shield. For that extra dose of style under the hood, the car features an SPT billet oil cap v2.0 and SPT billet battery hold down v2.0; an STI front lip spoiler and SPT exhaust finishers complete the look.

Subaru proudly announces that you won’t find any of the routine tuning features like LCD monitors and stuffs in the WRX SPT! Instead they have paid more attention to what the average enthusiast can afford and use, so you’ll get SPT boost gauge, a media hub digital music integration system and an auto-dimming mirror with transflective display and HomeLink transmitter as well as STI shift knob and all-weather floor mats.

Th Legacy VIP model is equipped with a new 265-hp turbocharged/intercooled engine with a 6-speed manual transmission and Continuous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The turbo Boxer is dressed up with a custom full engine bay cover, SPT billet oil cap v2.0 and SPT billet battery hold-down v2.0. To go “bippu” is to go low, starting with the profile. The stock Subaru intercooler, which inhales through a hood scoop, is replaced by a Mishimoto front mount intercooler with custom piping, to allow a smooth hood. The car also features an air suspension system from Universal Air plus 20-inch wheels with 235/30 Falken tires.

And as for the SPT micro van well it is restored by Subaru of Las Vegas and has the following specs:

  • Engine: 356 cc, 2-cylinder, 2-stroke, air-cooled
  • Horsepower/torque: 25 @ 5,500 RPM / 25.3 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM
  • Length: 117.9 inches
  • Width: 51.0 inches
  • Height: 53.0 inches
  • Curb weight: approx. 950 lbs.
  • Fuel economy: 66 miles per gallon

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