This version of the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, known as the Takumi concept, gives us a hint of what's in store for the upcoming Spec C hardcore version. Visually, there's not much to distinguish this car from a normal STi besides the 12-spoke rims, though it's said the production Spec C will feature subtle body tweaks including a roof scoop. Rest assured, the important changes are under the skin, with beefed-up drivetrain components, springs, shocks and other suspension bits. No word on exactly how much power this hardened version will make, but it's sure to be a much more focused driver's car no matter what. Of course, if even the standard STi feels like overkill to you, there's always the newly improved 2009 Impreza WRX.
[leblogauto via MotorAuthority]
Pending approval Mark Arnold