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1998–1999 Subaru Impreza WRX type RA Manual

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model GC8F47D and main Option Code DL or XE (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 FApril 1998 to July 1999
Model CodeGF-GC8 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesJune 1998 to July 1999
Date On SaleSeptember 1998
Chassis List84
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 Torque338N·mat4,000rpm
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
Transmission5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Viscous Limited-Slip Centre Differential (VCD-F4WD)
Wheel Size16×7.0JJ ET53
Tyre Size205/50R16
Colour Options51ESolid White (“Pure White”)
Option Codes
ABS Brakes
Steering Gear Ratio 13:1
Roof Vent
Option Code Notes
Additional Notes
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