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1997 Subaru Impreza WRX type R STi version Manual DCCD

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model GC8D2DD and main Option Code 81 or 83 (see note *)

* Cars built for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) have an additional “C” or “H” as part of their Option Code, which is sometimes shown on the VIN plate. This is not relevant for this specification page and can be ignored.
Displaying Result 1 of 2 PreviousNext Search Subaru Applied Model GC8D2DD
PlatformFirst Generation Subaru Impreza
Body Style2-Door Coupé
Production CycleRevision DJune 1996 to July 1997
Model CodeE-GC8 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesFebruary 1997 to July 1997
Date On SaleJanuary 1997
Chassis List749  Limited or Special Edition
Engine Typewithout Air Conditioning
with Air Conditioning
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Compression Ratio8.0:1
Fuel TypePetrol
ValvetrainDouble Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power280PSat6,500 rpm
Peak Torque343N·mat4,000rpm
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
Transmission5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Driver Control Centre Differential (DCCD F4WD)
Wheel StyleAluminium (Subaru 28111FA350) painted Black
Wheel Size16×7.0JJ ET53
Tyre Size205/50R16
Colour Options230Solid White (“Pure White”)
518Yellow (“Chase Yellow”)
Option Codes
Option Code Notes
Additional NotesSubaru Impreza WRX type R STi version
Introduced in January 1997 to commemorate the launch of the new generation Impreza WRC97 rally car. Built to order with “a special front skirt and dark glass and special colours.”
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