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Subaru to Highlight 2008 Impreza Models at SEMA


- Subaru booth to display all-new Impreza and Impreza WRX models -

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30 -- Subaru of America will showcase the all-new Impreza and Impreza WRX models during the SEMA show, with a collection of tuned 4 and 5-door 2008 models, including a Halloween themed Impreza WRX and the original Subaru performance icon, the 1998 Impreza 22B.

  Show display cars include:

  -- Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) WRX 5-door with engine work by AEM.
     Boasting 450 HP, this ultimate WRX features extensive engine tuning
     parts including; programmable engine management system, AIT and Map
     sensor, Harman Motive GT35R Turbo kit, STI (Subaru Technica
     International) 6-speed transmission and STI Twin Plate clutch. The
     interior features Sparco seats and harnesses, a full roll cage and
     custom gauges. Prodrive 18-inch GTI wheels provide a more menacing
     appearance to match the performance potential. This vehicle showcases
     the tuning potential provided by the tried and true combination of
     Subaru Symmetrical AWD and the turbocharged flat four boxer engine.
     Just a hint of what will be available in the aftermarket for the WRX.

  -- Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) WRX 5-door outfitted with signature SPT
     cat-back exhaust system, cold air intake, turbo heat shield and battery
     tie-down. The car has STI springs, 18-inch STI wheels and various STI
     interior and exterior styling and performance features.

  -- Subaru Rally Team USA prototype WRX 5-door to be campaigned in the 2008
     season by SRTUSA rally driver Ken Block and 2006 and 2007 Rally America
     National Champion, Travis Pastrana. Featuring an all-new paint scheme,
     extensive carbon fiber racing parts and a rally-ready 2.0-liter Boxer
     race engine developing approximately 325 HP and 425 lb.-ft. of torque.

  -- Happy Halloween. This one-of-a kind WRX 5-door  "Ten Thirty-One" car by
     Subaru features Halloween lighting effects to the headlights,
     taillights, wheel openings, front grille and undercarriage all wrapped
     in a Halloween-themed orange and black body.

  -- 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX sedan by Sport Compact Car Magazine. The new
     SCC project car features SPT cat-back exhaust system and turbo heat
     shield, Crawford Performance downpipe and I-Speed USA ECU,  AP Racing
     front four-piston big brake kit, 13-inch two-piece front brake rotors,
     rear two-piston big brake kit with 13-inch rear brake rotors. The
     interior features a Pioneer Electronics stereo and Sparco seats. A
     custom flat-black paint job offset by unique white painted Prodrive
     18-inch wheels that announce this as an SCC project car.

  -- Kicker Impreza 2.5i sedan equipped with a full line of Kicker car audio
     equipment including Kicker RS56.2 - 4 sets, ZX650.4 - 2,  ZX1500.1 - 2,
     CVX10 4ohm - 6, Stinger SP1000 - 1, SP800 - 3 and 2 Clarion VMA7196 7"
     monitors highlighting an Xbox360 Elite. Bodywork incorporates the
     latest in STI accessories, with STI sport springs and carbon fiber body

  -- The limited production 1998 Impreza 22B STI Coupe developed to
     commemorate 40 years of Subaru and celebrate the Subaru World Rally
     Team's third World Rally Championship (WRC) Manufacturers title. Subaru
     produced just 400 of these legendary cars for the Japanese market and
     only 24 cars for the rest of the world. Three non-numbered cars were
     built for competition in the WRC and driven by the late Colin McRae.

  About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics. For additional information visit