From April Subaru’s highly acclaimed Impreza WRX and STI Type UK will be offered with complimentary optional upgrades worth over £3,200 at participating dealers. The free items include the Prodrive Performance Pack, which further improves acceleration, and stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels and tyres.

The Performance Packs, developed in conjunction with Banbury-based tuning experts, Prodrive, adds a reconfigured ECU and high-flow sports exhaust to the Impreza’s already impressive performance arsenal. The PPP increases power output from 230PS to 265PS, while torque increases from 320 Nm to a staggering 390 Nm delivered from just 3,000rpm.

The 18-inch anthracite GT1 alloy wheels, meanwhile, give the car a more aggressive, purposeful stance and improve handling and grip.

As if the prospect of this extra equipment wasn’t tantalising enough, the Japanese firm has reduced the retail price of the All-Wheel Drive WRX by £95.

Subaru UK Marketing Director, Kenyon Neads, said: “With this offer we’ve added even more value into the Impreza equation. The WRX and STI are performance-car icons with a seriously loyal following and we hope that the prospect of these free upgrades will broaden their appeal still further.”

The free PPP offer applies to new WRX and STI Type UK models purchased and registered between 1st April and 30th June 2010.

0-62mph acceleration figures

  • Impreza WRX (standard car): 6.5 seconds
  • Impreza WRX (with Prodrive Performance Pack): 5.9 seconds
  • Impreza STI Type UK (standard car): 5.2 seconds
  • Impreza STI Type UK (with Prodrive Performance Pack): 4.8 seconds