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1997 Subaru Impreza WRX STi version III V-Limited Manual

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model GC8D4ED and main Option Code 61 or 62 (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.
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PlatformFirst Generation Subaru Impreza
Body Style4-Door Sedan
Production CycleRevision DApril 1996 to July 1997
Model CodeE-GC8 (JDM cars only)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesJanuary 1997 to February 1997
Date On SaleJanuary 1997
Chassis List555  Limited or Special Edition
 
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Stroke75.0mm
Displacement1,994cc
Compression Ratio8.0:1
Fuel TypePetrol
InductionTurbocharged
ValvetrainDouble Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power280PSat6,500 rpm
Peak Torque343N·mat4,000rpm
 
Transmission Type
Transmission5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Viscous Limited-Slip Centre Differential (VCD-F4WD)
Suspension
WheelsGold 17×7.0JJ
Tyre Size205/50R16
 
Colour Options53CSolid Blue (“Monte Carlo Blue, Rally Blue”)
 
Option Codes
6162
Option Code Notes
 
Additional NotesSubaru Impreza WRX STi version III V-Limited
Limited edition built to commemorate Subaru’s second consecutive WRC manufacturers victory. 555 examples built in 53C Rally Blue, fitted with WRC style roof vent, bucket seats, WRC rear emblem, carbon fibre dial surround.