a mere 107HP/140Nm at the wheels . A change of camshafts, matching tuned 4-2-1 headers, and a piggyback should see that go up to a little more than 120HP but that would be the mechanical limit for this engine without getting forged internals made as well as a standalone. At which point I might as well get a 1.6 MIVEC transplant.
The car shares a similar chassis to the Mitsu Lancer, so even the Evo engines are a bolt on affair.
I BOUGHT A NEW CAR!!!!!!!!!!!! Since my brother has an STi, i cant get the same car out here in the midwest.... so i bought the next best thing:
2007 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon $26000 out the door.
Has roof racks(didn't install them yet)
Short Throw Shifter
Rear bumper cover(kinda cool looking)
It's got an Ipod auxillary input! so excited about this