Subaru released pictures of and info on its new Impreza WRX STI spec C, which the company will submit for FIA rally (Group N) homologation. Within Group N, or FIA's production-car class, a car's engine cannot be moved and the suspension and brakes must be stock. In addition, according to Sport Compact Car magazine, the FIA Group N rules (for 2005) allowed Subaru's Japanese-only 2.0-liter EJ20 engine, not the 2.5-liter EJ25 found in US-bound STis. While Subaru hasn't announced which engine the new WRX STi spec C will have, it did announce it will produce the Group N minimum of 1,000 units in 2005. The new car is lighter than the previous model, though the body has been reinforced for more rigidity, while improvements to the turbocharger and intercooler, the company says, will make the flat-four more stable and reliable. Click through for more pics.
Spy Photos: 2006 Subaru Legacy Spec B [internal]