New Zealand Classic Car - - Feature -

So, com­pany un­sure the about WRX di­rec­tors this had shiny ar­rived. and ex­ec­u­tives new And toy, while there were were a cou­ple of in­dis­putable home truths. The WRX could go around cor­ners at an as­ton­ish­ing speed with its ground­break­ing, ac­ces­si­ble all-wheel-drive pro­vid­ing a three-pedal set-up that sud­denly gave the thrill of driv­ing back to many who had spent so much time line lock­ing their V8s in drive­ways around the coun­try.

Aside from the dis­place­ment ar­gu­ment, the num­bers made an in­ter­est­ing com­par­i­son. For The stock­ists WRX, with its tur­bocharged four-cylin­der tipped on its side de­liv­ered 155kw at 6000rpm and 270Nm at 4800rpm. This is quite in­ter­est­ing con­sid­er­ing that Ford’s range­top­ping XR8 pro­duced just 165kw and 388Nm in com­par­i­son. This, along with the fact that the WRX weighed around 400kg less, had all-wheel drive, and beat the big dogs on the drag strip, meant that there Omsparad. in­d­dwere some ner­vous 3 sales man­agers stalk­ing the halls of big cor­po­rates, won­der­ing when their time might come to be ‘ down­graded’ to large-en­gine avoid taxes com­pany that were cars dis­in­cen­tiviz­ing both here and in Aus­tralia. Of course, the WRX suf­fered turbo lag that can only be de­scribed as back break­ing. I re­mem­ber my first trip in a WRX. At the first set of traf­fic lights, I was cer­tain en­gage­ment of power. De­spite this, the orig­i­nal WRX still man­aged a 0–100kph time in the sixes and a 14-sec­ond quar­ter­mile in rail, hail, or shine.

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