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Performance Review: Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM - [1994]

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Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM - [1994]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1994 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 1994 cc (121.6 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: F4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 135 mph (217.2 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.9 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 13.0 secs
  • Power: 256 bhp (190 kW) @ 6500 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1200 kgs (2645 lbs)
  • Torque: 228 lb-ft (309.1 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
  • Drive: AWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.23 secs @ 103.4 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 213.3 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 190.0 lb-ft
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Subaru Impreza Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM is the 5 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1994. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1995 McLaren F1 LM 6.1 V12 and the 1995 Ford GT 90 6.0L V12.This particular Subaru Impreza has a 1994cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a F formation.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 Spec C - Hatch - [2010] image

Alternative Petrol F4's includes the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 Spec C - Hatch

The Impreza shares its Petrol F4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 Spec C - Hatch and the 2010 Subaru Impreza STI CS 400 - Cosworth - Hatch. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Impreza's All Wheel Drive, Saloon combination then how about the or the .

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1200 kgs (2645 lbs) this makes the Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM in the same weight category as the 2018 McLaren Senna 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

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The Subaru Impreza shares the same bhp with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD (266 bhp)

In terms of power the 1994cc 16V F4 engine produces 256 bhp (190 kW) @ 6500 rpm similar to the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD (266 bhp) or the 2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 1.8 Supercharged (243 bhp).

The Turbo F4 throws out 228 lb-ft (309.1 Nm) @ 4000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2020 McLaren Sabre 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (206 lb-ft) or the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (236 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Subaru Impreza you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Porsche Cayenne 4.0 V8 Turbo - [2019] image

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne 4.0 V8 Turbo (238.2 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Subaru Impreza.

The Subaru Impreza has a Power to weight ratio of 213.3 bhp per ton and 190.0 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1994 Impreza competing with the 2019 Porsche Cayenne 4.0 V8 Turbo (238.2 bhp per ton) or the 2002 Audi A6 RS6 Avant 4.2 V8 Twin Turbo (238.0 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Subaru Impreza generating around 190.0 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2015 Audi A3 RS3 Sportback 2.5 Turbo (215.0 lb-ft per ton) or the 2015 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 V8 Supercharged (214.9 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.9 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.1 secs, this made the Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM as fast as the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (4.9 secs) the 2020 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Touring (4.9 secs) the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo (4.9 secs) the or the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Golf R 4Motion 2.0 Turbo (4.9 secs). This Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM is also faster than the 2017 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5 Turbo (5.0 secs) the 2016 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5 (5.0 secs) the 2016 Audi A6 3.0 TDI BiTurbo Avant Tiptronic (5.0 secs) the and the 2015 BMW 3 Series 340i F30 LCI (5.0 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Impreza and the 1968 Ford XL XL Fastback 427

When talking about the performance of the Subaru Impreza on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.23 secs @ 103.4 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1968 Ford XL XL Fastback 427 (13.17 secs), the 2004 Lotus Exige S2 1.8 (13.19 secs), and the 2018 Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy EDC (13.19 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1994 version of the Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM has a maximum speed of 135mph.

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Top Speed of the 1994 Impreza equals the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (146 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1994 Subaru Impreza WRX - Classic JDM then how about the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (146 mph), the 2018 Alfa-Romeo Giulia Q4 2.0L Turbo (146 mph), or the 2018 Alfa-Romeo Giulia Ti 2.0 Turbo (146 mph).

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