Subaru WRX STI NR4 Spec Rally Car Is A 280 HP Dirt Monster

Subaru WRX STI NR4 Spec Rally Car Is A 280 HP Dirt Monster
Subaru WRX STI NR4 Spec Rally Car Is A 280 HP Dirt Monster /

This Subaru is fully homologated. That means its got racecar pedigree running through it’s oil lines.

With 280 HP and 413 lb-ft of torque to play with, anyone would love to get their hands on a 2015 Subaru WRX STI NR4 Spec rallycar. Thanks to our automotive friends over at Left Lane news earlier in the week (July 22, 2015) we were clued in on this special homologated racecar meant for twisty forest roads only. It seems like Australians really love their rally cars as Subaru of Australia heard the outcry for these racebred machines and are importing a couple to the land down under. Sorry America.

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Stuffed underneath the bonnet is Subaru’s 2-litre flat four turbo good for 280HP at 4250 RPM and 413 lb-ft at a lumbering 3000 RPM.  Standard is a rally spec two-stage anti-lag system to eliminate that pesky turbo lag. Paired to the 2-liter is a Hewland 5-speed dog gear box with front and rear limited slips. Around each corner are 18″ or 15″ aluminum alloys depending if your racing on asphalt or gravel with Ohlins dampers making sure your tires are in constant contact with the road beneath.

Inside, it’s business as usual with FIA approved JRM welded safety cage and Sparco seats hugging both the passenger and driver. And depending on where you’re racing in the world, it’s available in RHD or LHD configurations.

It’s a shame that none of these cars are making their way to America, but such is life. There’s no secret to what’s in these rally race cars and nothing is stopping anyone from replicating the exact same build if they wanted to. The devil is in the details and extracting that type of power from a stock 2.0 liter turbo engine might be the hardest part.