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Old 13 November 2008, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by scooby-tc View Post
Obviously none of you have driven a Spec C they trounce classics all day long and yes before you ask i do have both
What power/ weight are the spec C's? I love the look of them!
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Old 13 November 2008, 07:03 PM
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Litchfield Imports / PowerStation used a Hawkeye Spec C in 2006 for Time Attack.... and they won!

Why would you use a Classic shell..... because it is lighter and power to weight is key in an event like this. They stick rollcages in them and totally overhaul the handling, but they are still lighter and would not suffer from any handling down sides.

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Depends on year and Spec, but they start from 1330kgs.
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Old 13 November 2008, 07:09 PM
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well i think classics.....................but then again i would say that
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Old 13 November 2008, 09:36 PM
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having owned both classic and newage examples, for out and out fun, it would have to be a classic. For a daily driver I would pick a newage.
A classic just feels more fun and lighter imho. More raw.
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Old 14 November 2008, 07:18 AM
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classics eh? 10 years old and they look it as well

but horses for courses
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Old 14 November 2008, 08:32 AM
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lol i think ur right.. ive always had a classic as a weekend toy , never had it as a daily driver.. i think its pretty much same for a lot of us.. hence why we prefer them
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Originally Posted by MrLouKnee View Post
classics eh? 10 years old and they look it as well

but horses for courses
The only reason i have an impreza is for it's performance, and what i can get out of it without spending mega money. Standard ra 0-60 4.7s with 260ps (who knows what with 330bhp?)So for me it would be silly buying a slower more expensive newage.
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Old 14 November 2008, 11:28 AM
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Why not have your cake & eat it....newage & light............................................. ........Spec C

Seriously though I dont think its all about weight; 0 to 60 times & bhp. What about how a car puts the power down; traction; stability; how it behaves on a track or on the road; useability of power; reliability etc etc

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Old 14 November 2008, 05:41 PM
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imho it all depends on what you do with the car, classic for strip and circuit.
Bug-eye for everything else, the advantage of a New-age is the 400 bhp capable engine. That's why so many are running around that figure quite happily. The cost of bringing my old classic up to my bug's level of performance was frightening, but my car still has to be able to do the run to work some of the year, so as a compromise I'm happy.

Weight isn't your enemy if it keeps you on the road.

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Old 14 November 2008, 05:53 PM
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Again, 400 on a newage is 267bhp/ton, for the same on the RA, you'd only need 310bhp.
I know the power to weight's not everything, and the newage is more refined and handles better, but a couple of arb's, alk and drop links later, the classic is awsome!
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Originally Posted by mit View Post
Again, 400 on a newage is 267bhp/ton, for the same on the RA, you'd only need 310bhp.
I know the power to weight's not everything, and the newage is more refined and handles better, but a couple of arb's, alk and drop links later, the classic is awsome!
It doesnt quite work that way, aerodynamics, gearing and a couple of other factors play a part here, but put a 310bhp new age spec c up against a 310 bhp classic ra and i think you will be in for a shock!

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Old 14 November 2008, 11:29 PM
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It would be really interesting to get a few imprezas from different years/specs together, and have the same driver take each one out on a track. Would be the only way to know for sure! I'd offer my car up, after a new clutch as mine's slipping!
Anyone Know how the aerodynamics compare? I imagine the newer ones must be better? I know the gearing on the RA is great up to 130mph, revs only drop from 7500 to 6000 between changes, does the spec c have the same close ratios? I really shoud do my homework!
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Old 15 November 2008, 07:27 AM
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Classic for me Faster, lighter, and with an sti8 engine conversion with 400+BHP its completely nuts and soooo much fun
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Old 15 November 2008, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by IRC450STI View Post
Classic for me Faster, lighter, and with an sti8 engine conversion with 400+BHP its completely nuts and soooo much fun
but you have done what so many classic boys do, fit newage parts
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Old 18 November 2008, 01:23 PM
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YouTube - Impreza P1 vs. Impreza 2008

vid for you all .. p1 vs new impreza - 5th gear
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Originally Posted by eggy790 View Post
YouTube - Impreza P1 vs. Impreza 2008

vid for you all .. p1 vs new impreza - 5th gear
Oh nice, put a na 2ltr against a 2ltr turbo
Come back when they put 2 STI's together
Though there is a nice one of a standard spec c RA doing the nurburgring in under 8 mins no standard classic ever got near that

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