cc, flat 4 cylinder,
speed manual AWD
bhp @ 6400 rpm
kg / 3196 lbs
The Subaru Impreza S204 was a limited edition model of which
only 600 were manufactured for the Japanese market. Five S204's
also went to New Zealand's Subaru enthusiasts.
The S204 version of the Impreza WRX STI has an extra 39 bhp
to take its peak power to 320 bhp at 6400 rpm, a 14 percent
increase. Torque was increased to 319 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm, a
10.5 percent rise over the 289 lb-ft of the standard Japanese
2.0-liter Impreza WRX STI (U.S.-spec Impreza WRX STI features
a 2.5-liter engine).
Available with a six speed gearbox and adjustable centre differential
for the All Wheel Drive transmission, the Impreza S204 was available
in silver, black and blue.
There are numerous specification differences between the S204
and the standard Impreza WRX STI.
Externally there is a unique carbon-fibre front splitter and
boot mounted rear wing to complement the side sills.
The 18 inch BBS alloy wheels are filled with four piston Brembo
ventilated disc brakes. S204 badging on the front and rear immediately
identifies these limited edition cars from the standard WRX
The suspension of the S204 has been lowered by slightly less
than 1 inch and has stiffer springs than the normal Impreza
WRX STI. It includes an engine bay mounted front turret strut
brace. Inside the boot is an STI rear performance damper between
the rear suspension strut towers. Alloy componentry is used
extensively in the suspension to reduce the car's unsprung weight.
Many of the parts are coloured in STI's distinctive pink to
highlight the car's unique character.
Under the bonnet, there is an intercooler water spray system
which can be manually operated from within the cabin. The extra
performance is liberated from the quad cam, turbocharged
motor by changes to the engine management system and the inlet
and exhaust manifolds.
Inside the cabin carbon-fiber high backed Recaro sport's seats
are upholstered with a combination of suede and leather. The
footrest and pedals are alloy, while the steering wheel, gear lever and hand brake are leather covered.
The instrumentation has electro luminescent lighting. Creature
comforts are not forgotten with climate control air conditioning,
a six stack CD player, electric windows and mirrors.
For security there is remote control central locking with an
engine immobilizer and alarm system and Subaru's Data Dot marking
system of components.