Impreza Coupe Version 6 Type R STi - Road Tuned by Prova Japan.
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Impreza Coupe Version 6 Type R STi - Tuned by Prova Japan.
Dark Blue Metallic (95H)
The Subaru Technica International Type R is THE most interesting and sought after of the classic shape Imprezas. The classic coupe is the connoisseur`s Impreza - finely honed for maximum performance and capability, this is the most impressive of the breed. STi Version 6 Type R denotes this is a lightweight competition spec. 2 door model. This version 6 model was only made for the Japanese market, with the UK P1 model sold in UK during the same period, but of lesser spec. The Version 6 was the very last of the breed, only sold in small numbers in Japan. It's now a collector's piece here, with examples such as this completely corrosion free example being particularly sought after.
Special high performance features abound and this particular example's had some excellent tuning additions inclusive of stage 1 tuning by one of Japan's premier Subaru specialists (www.jprova.co.jp) This is one of the finest enthusiast owned examples we've come across in years. Condition is outstanding.
Performance Upgrades This Type R Impreza's been finely tuned for high performance primarily on the street.whilst keeping a focus on usability, handling and giving the car an improvement in response power whilst maintaining reliability. A Blitz Induction kit is fitted inside the cold air fed airbox, combined with a Zero-Sports stainless intake pipe kit. A Blitz Dual Drive blow off valve is neatly fitted to the intercooler. Fueling with higher boost (1 bar maximum) is taken care of by a Prova ROM ECU. Exhaust is a Kakimoto Racing Hyper Fullmega N1+ system. Front brake discs are uprated to J-Speed Super slit rotors and Endles CC-R pads fitted at each corner. Braided hoses help improve brake response. Suspension has throughtfully been kept sensible. No crashy coilovers, just original option sports suspension and springs. There's a Cusco underbody brace to add rigidity at the rear.Wheels are RAYS Isotta - which are genuine monoblock forged alloy, secured by alumite wheelnuts inclusive of locks on each wheel. Tyres are near new Toyo DRB of size: 225/45R17.Inside, there is a Greddy bespoke B-Pilar pod neatly displaying white faced 60mm electronic boost oil temp gauges by Greddy. Also fitted is a rare original option white faced Lamco water temp, voltage boost gauge. The Speedo was uprated at 48,577km to an original option 280km/h unit since at the time the standard speed restriction was removed with Prova's ECU upgrade. Note also the inclusion of an original option titanium shift knob (Very rare!) alloy pedal covers. Audio has been upgraded with Alpine speakers and an Addzest CD/MD/Radio head unit. Audio is untested and is supplied without warranty.
There's not much more we feel this car could benefit from. It's perfectly fettled to provide a lot of fun on the road but why not check out the many performance Subaru parts available at discount through www.neweraparts.com.
Standard Specification: The engine is a red top EJ20K unit - factory blue printed endowed with stronger internals with a higher 8,000 rpm rev limit. Packing a 280+ bhp punch as standard, this example is making in the region of 360 bhp. As standard there are Auto manual controls for water jets to the intercooler. The steering rack is quick geared for less turns from lock to lock, as engineered by Subaru Technica International. 4-Piston signature front brake calipers give excellent braking performance, as required of car with this level of performance cornering ability. The gearbox is a close-ratio unit with an adjustable centre differential, geared for maximum speed of 155 mph at the red line. The electronically adjustable centre differential allows any range between a fully locked (For very slippery conditions such as snow) all the way to 70% rear and 30% front bias allowing under-steer to be dialed out and for power oversteer to be supplied as required. The STi Version 6 Type R is also distinguishable by it's updated vented bonnet, facelift front bumper indicators, crystal headlights, light green tint on windows, large rear spoiler updated red and white rear lights.Further improvements from Subaru includes Sti carbon fibre front strut brace and privacy (rear) glass The interior is also of a more modern design than previous versions, with white faced instruments as standard, updated air conditioning control a Momo SRS steering wheel. Note that creature comforts are included such as A/C, electric colour coded mirrors with electric retract mode, rear wiper, side visors, central locking, power windows, power steering, optional fitted floor mats, privacy glass in the rear and more!Whilst preparing this car we felt it would benefit from clear side repeaters, so new ones were fitted. We also obtained clear front repeaters, which are supplied with the car, along with the original orange side indicators too. In addition as it's not fitted - we obtained an original bootlid emblem from Subaru.
Test drive: Mechanically and cosmetically, this Type R Sti 5 is in outstanding condition. Test driving this example revealed no faults at all. It accelerates better than a standard Type R (Which is no slouch itself!). Retaining the standard turbo, boost climbs quickly to peak and pulls strongly. No noisy hydraulic valve buckets is indicative this car`s oil has been regularly changed. The timing belt was also changed less than 25,000km ago. Oil s still near new from it's recent major service. Brake discs are in excellent condition too and exhibit very improved power over standard. Over a bumpy road there were no rattles or squeaks. Ride is firm and progressive and has virtually no body roll at all. Clutch feels like near new too. This is a seriously fun car to drive. Sounds awesome too!
Interior: This has been a non smoker's car since new and clearly the previous owner in Japan too fastidious care of it. There are no faults at all to report.
Exterior: Note the total absence of any rust at all beneath, nor any oil leaks, etc. Also wheels are in excellent original condition. Auction grade of this example is 4 ( Auction sheet is available upon request). The bodywork is generally excellent. As these cars had very thin gauge metal in quest of light weight, they easily bear pin dents. Although it's clear the car's been beautifully kept, there are 3-4 small pin dents on each door and one on the n/s quarter. We will hire the services of a mobile dent removal specialist in the UK to take care of these.On the front bumper and bonnet we noticed some minor (properly matched) touch up marks to cover small stone chips. These are too minor to warrant repair, but mentioned for the purposes of giing a full accurate account. Note the tail pipe of the exhaust carries a removable baffle. This should be removed when wanting full performance!
This example is well above the quality you'll typically find in a UK car, or one imported previously, as those will be suffering from rusty undersides, abuse, accident damage, etc. as well as usual neglect typically found in UK. Newera Imports simply won't buy a car that doesn't meet our exacting standards, which is why we selected this outstanding example for stock. This Sti Version 6 Type R is an outstanding example in every respect and one of the best we've ever offered.
A very rare spec Impreza STi Type R Version 6. Inclusive of full UK registration, new MOT, 6 month's Road Tax 12 months comprehensive warranty this car is priced at £10,695 ed with us in Japan under covered shelter it is available for immediate shipping to UK. Contact us for full information on how to reserve this Sti Type R.
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