Subaru and Cosworth - the dream team

Tuning legend Cosworth has created a monster – a Subaru Impreza that's as quick as a Lamborghini!

The firm's engineers have been to work on the Japanese hatchback and turned the performance dial all the way up to 11. With an incredible 395bhp under the bonnet (or 400PS, hence the name), the Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 will hit 60mph in 3.7 seconds – that's the same as a £150,000 Lamborghini Gallardo.
To keep that power in check, the breathed-on Subaru will boast a bespoke brake package with six-pot callipers up front developed by AP Racing. The suspension and exhaust have also been upgraded and there are a number of cosmetic interior and exterior styling touches.

Cosworth is a name hot-hatch fans covet, with its moniker gracing the bootlids of the incredible Ford Escort RS Cosworth and Sierra RS Cosworth to name just two legends. It also has strong motorsport pedigree with driver and manufacturer titles in Formula 1, IRL, Champ Car, WRC and MotoGP.

Subaru hasn't revealed the price of the Cosworth Impreza, which goes on sale at dealers in June, but we'd guess it will be close to the £50,000 an Evo FQ-400 costs from arch-rivals Mitsubishi.

But whatever the price is you'll need to be quick if you want one - only 75 will be made.
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