Rally cars are a different breed from other street cars. They are taken out and abused on the track and still need to be reliable. Subaru has long been a favorite of the rally racing crowd thanks to its sophisticated all-wheel-drive system that allows for maximum control while you are driving. Here is a couple of reasons to take a look at a WRX next time you are at a Subaru dealer in Naperville.
The STI Trim is Marketed as a Rally Car
Most makes will offer tuned down versions of their race vehicles are street models, but Subaru does ones better and offers the full deal in the STI package. This model comes from the factory already stripped down and even has a roll cage factory installed. This is where most models do not hold up to their racing counterparts, they still have an interior.
The STI also offers some advantages for racing that will not do you much good o the street. You can spray water on the intercooler with the push of a button. The transmission is a five-speed manual that responds well to fast, hard race shifts, not slow, comfortable street shifts.
Subaru’s WRX is available with a 2.0L flat four that produces 290hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with a two stage anti-lag system to prevent turbo lag. This little engine will give you plenty of power at the track.
All Wheel Drive
While some drivers choose a front wheel drive car as a rally car, all-wheel drive is the best option for someone who wants the best possible traction. All-wheel drive will increase your traction on the tight rally tracks and can make cornering much easier.
There are many more reasons to consider a Subaru WRX for your next Rally car, but in the end, it is one of the best stock rally cars on the market.
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