Subaru RX

Originally introduced in 1992 in Japan, and then shortly thereafter in Australia and Europe, the WRX had a turbocharged flat-4 2.0L engine. The Subaru Impreza RX, also known as a Rex is a turbocharged version of the Subaru Impreza, which is an all-wheel drive automobile. It is offered as a sedan or wagon and has become a popular choice for automobile enthusiasts wherever it is sold for its excellent performance and handling. When the model debuted in November 1992, it had 240ps at 6000rpm with 31kg*m at 5000 rpm. It came standard with 15-inch wheels. Further, both front and rear brake rotors were ventilated disks. The vehicle has a curb weight of 1220kg and a center differential that was a viscous coupling type. The RX Type RA is just a stripped down version of the WRX for people looking to purchase for motor sports. It does not have many comforts such as air-conditioning or even a radio. Further, the car also does not include anti-lock brakes. The RX Type RA has the same mechanical components as the WRX except it has a reduced weight of 1170kg. Lastly, the RX Type RA steering wheel is a 3 spoke leather-wrapped wheel from Nardi. In comparison to the base Impreza, the RX has wider and lower profile tires, larger brakes, and firmer suspension components. Over the years, the RX has received two design updates. One update was introduced in mid-2005, and included the controversial jet intake and wings grille that was first debuted on the Subaru R1 keicar. It also had new headlights, taillights and bumpers. Subaru has stated that they selected this style to return to their heritage, and to pay respect to their grand fathered company, the Nakajima Aircraft Company. Respect or not, the model was a bit odd in terms of its outward appearance which may have been a factor in its lackluster reviews.