28th of February, 2010. It was a bright sunny day at Batangas Racing Circuit, and the cars were out and ready to play. The smell of fumes filled the air, tires were squealing as a red EVO made it’s way around the track.
Along the paddock, track cars were getting ready to suck up the tarmac. From Civics to Porsches, you name it, every brand was out there with their owners, ready to test the limits of their prized machines.
Suddenly, the distinct sound of blowoff valves filled the air. The rumbling sensation of turbocharged engines overcame the crowd, as three rally-bred machines came to a stop along the pit lane. An white EVO 5, a blue late-model Impreza, and this highly-modified 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX.
This ain’t no ordinary Impreza though, what immediatly catches your attention is the missing rear wing. Not to be mistaken, as it’s clear that this was done on purpose. Check take a look at the massive restyling and purposeful reshaping of the car’s aerodynamics through the Zerosports Body Kit.
We then took off ready to burn some rubber and tear up the track. Me riding shotgun in the blue STi Philippine Touring Car Championship driver Jonmark Ong behind the wheel, and Wes Tsai in his Impreza, tackling the corners around Batangas Racing Circuit was an unforgettable experience. Tires screeching to the maximum coefficient of friction, we took the cars through their paces and lapped everyone else who was out on the track.
Then it was time to pull over and take some shots. Let me take you through a tour around the rest of Wes’ impressive Impreza.
A lot of things that make this Impreza go is found under the hood. And it’s clear that this ain’t your ordinary Impreza engine. A lot has been done with it, and as of this writing, it is still being modified even further. But as of the time this picture has been taken, whats been done with it are: Tomei Arms 7760 Turbine, Perrin MFTA Tube, Perrin Boost Solenoid, Perrin Downpipe, Perrin Oil Catch Can, HKS Intake, HKS Mid Pipe, Cobb Intake Heat Shield, Espelir Exhaust, Prodrive Battery Holder, Prodrive Oil Caps, Pivit Volt Stab w/ Ground Wires, Walbro 255 Fuel Pump, ECU tuned by Titan Works.
And if you can go fast, you have to stop faster too. Here’s a view of the brakes.
But if you think everything stops on the outside and under the hood, that’s where you’re wrong. The interior has been highly tuned too, as this is where all the decisions are made when you’re driving the car.
Defi guage pod, boost, oil pressure, oil temp, VSD, Apexi timer, and Prodrive Shift Knob.
Prodrive Mats, Prodrive FIA Racing Bucket Seats.
Rear seats have been removed for weight savings, and a Sparco harness bar has been installed.
Vehicle: 2007 Subaru WRX
Owner: Wes Tsai
Zerosports Body Kit (Front, Side, Rear)
Chargespeed Roof Vane
Prodrive FIA Racing Bucket Seats
Defi guage pod, boost, oil pressure, oil temp, VSD
Sparco harness bar
Tomei Arms 7760 Turbine
Perrin MFTA Tube
Perrin Boost Solenoid
Perrin Oil Catch Can
HKS Mid Pipe
Cobb Intake Heat Shield
Prodrive Battery Holder
Prodrive Oil Caps
Pivit Volt Stab w/ Ground Wires
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
ECU tuned by Titan Works
Rota Gforce 18×9 et35
Nitto NT05 235/40/18
Cusco Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Lower Bar
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