|Model: ||WRX Sti Spec C Type RA|
|Transmission: ||6-Speed Manual|
|Fuel Type: ||Gasoline|
|Engine: ||2.0L Turbo|
|Exterior Color: ||White|
|VIN Number: ||GDB-013***|
The 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type RA Spec C is one serious performance machine with handling and acceleration that rival some of the world’s fastest production vehicles.
“WRX” (World Rally Cross*) tells you it was rally inspired with a high-performance turbocharged engine, stiff suspension and AWD. “STi” (Subaru Tecnica International) assures you it was only released in Japan and features an engine, transmission and suspension specially tuned by Subaru’s in-house tuner. “Type RA” (Rally Applicant) indicates it was specially stripped down to lower weight and improve performance. “Spec C” conveys an extra level of performance refinement. And “Bugeye” headlights reveal this was an early model from Impreza’s popular second generation, which featured an especially stiff chassis and powerful engine.
STi Imprezas are popular among enthusiasts and private rally teams importing vehicles from Japan, and the Type RA version is particularly appealing because of its higher performance. In 2002 models, the Type RA offers not only lighter weight, but also a closer ratio gearbox, sharper steering, a rally-car roof vent above the driver, and a mechanical Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) with more effective performance than the standard viscous-coupling center LSD.
The exclusive Spec C version further enhances performance by adding such refinements as larger inlet ports, more aggressive cams, lighter windows, lighter hood and roof panels, and better handling around corners thanks to an increased caster angle and faster steering rack.
Power is delivered explosively by a turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder EJ207 engine that was originally developed for JDM homologation models. Thanks to an official 276 hp with actual performance closer to 300 hp, it propels you from 0-60 mph in about 5.1 seconds. With a little tuning, enthusiasts can easily raise the horsepower beyond 400 hp.
The engine’s “boxer” configuration lowers the center of gravity and produces a very distinctive rumble loved by motorsports fans. Variable Valve Timing (AVCS) contributes to higher torque at low revolutions (384 Nm at 4400 rpm) while a large intercooler and hood scoop keep things running fast and cool. The redline on the speedometer extends from 8000 to 9000 rpm and top vehicle speed is 160 mph (257.4 km/h).
This 2002 Impreza WRX STi Type RA Spec C was kept in pristine condition by its single proud owner in Japan. Apart from an aftermarket muffler, EVC boost controller and Prova rear spoiler, it is fully stock with features like large gold wheels, Nardi three-spoke steering wheel, ventilated Brembos and a 6-speed manual transmission.
Secondhand cars like this beautiful example can be imported directly from Japan with big savings over prices at your local dealers. Moreover, the range of choices in Japan’s used car market is simply staggering. Not only are vehicles available through specialist dealers and private sellers, but over 150,000 are auctioned throughout the nation every week.
Japan Car Direct is a team of specialists in Japan with the personal connections and experience to find you the best possible deal, arrange a trustworthy inspection and have your vehicle exported to your nearest port — anywhere in the world. It pays to import yourself from Japan, with a little help from the experts at JCD.
Whether you seek a high-performance JDM drift car or sports car, a German luxury car with left or right hand drive, or a lovingly cared for European supercar, there’s never been a better time to contact Japan Car Direct.
* WRX = World Rally Cross or World Rally eXtreme
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A few months ago I set out on my goal of importing a vehicle from Japan through an auction. After tons and TONs of research and countless emails, I decided to use Japan Car Direct as my exporter in Japan. From the beginning of my interactions with JCD, I was thoroughly impressed. My contact, Yoshi, was amazing...definitely a huge asset to the JCD team. He answered all of my questions promptly, translated dozens of auction sheets for me, and advised me of what to watch out for when looking for a vehicle. He was beyond helpful! I picked up my Kei truck at the port in Newport News a few weeks ago and couldn't be more pleased. Since then, the truck has made it to its final home in Charlottesville, VA on my farm. Yoshi and the other guys at JCD are now my go to team for more of these soon. Thanks again JCD and keep doing what you guys do! You all are the real deal.
A few months ago I set out on my goal of importing a vehicle from Japan through an auction. After tons and TONs of research and countless emails, I decided to use Japan Car Direct as my exporter in Japan. From the beginning of my interactions with JCD, I was thoroughly impressed. My contact, Yoshi, was amazing...definitely a huge asset to the JCD team.
He answered all of my questions promptly, translated dozens of auction sheets for me, and advised me of what to watch out for when looking for a vehicle. He was beyond helpful! I picked up my Kei truck at the port in Newport News a few weeks and couldn't be more pleased. Since then, the truck has made it to its final home in Charlottesville, VA on my farm. Yoshi and the other guys at JCD are now my go to team for more of these soon. Thanks again JCD and keep doing what you guys do! You all are the real deal.
Since a kid the FD RX7 has always been a dream car but i didn't pursue it till i graduated high school but the prices just for the shell over here in california was over 15k!! I kept looking around until I decided i would just import one. I found JCD while looking for the top 5 importers you could trust and they stood out more than all the other ones, and for a couple months of more research on their page until I ultimately decided I would go through them. Although this was my first time getting a car from Japan and having an endless amount questions spanning a couple hundred emails until it would freeze up and i had to make a new email thread .. Mathew always answered every question and helped me though every step. I didn't have all the funds in the beginning but they were very patient with it until i was fully ready, then after a month of having Matt give his thought on some of the FDs i was looking at we finally won the auction for a 94 Efini type R Fd3s. As we picked it up from Long Beach till the drive home I couldn't believe that it was here and soo much better just looking at the picture but i defiantly would recommend JCD to anyone looking to import their dream car too and and want to thank matt and the whole team with getting me my RX7.
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