Subaru WRX had an increase in size, stiffness, and safety equipment,
the car's weight is similar to the previous chassis. The 2008
model is 180.3 inches long (up 4.5 inches). The wheelbase is
expanded from 99.4 to 103.1 inches, and the car is 1.4 inches
taller, at 58.1 inches. Width (68.5 inches) is unchanged, but
hip and shoulder room have improved, and there are now 95 cubic
feet of interior space, compared with 88. Despite the gains
in size and room, the Subaru WRX weighs virtually the same as
the previous model.
used is still the EJ255, although boost pressure is down to
11.9 psi, but still creates peak power and torque numbers identical
to the outgoing WRX's. The difference is all 224 horses and
226 pound-feet are available 800 rpm earlier.