Cross Roads launches the Limited Edition Subaru TA340C
Current championship leading Time Attack team, Cross Roads, has released a stunning, strictly limited edition version of the latest Subaru STi saloon; the TA340C.
This stunning 4 door is hand-finished by the same technicians that created the Pro-R Racing Time Attack Subaru – a car that has dominated the Club Class of Time Attack this season. The TA340C uses many components and set-up techniques derived from the racecar, and with driver Jon Mathers being an integral part of the development process, balances exceptional performance with ‘real-world’ usability. The build spec and branding of the car has been endorsed by the UK Time Attack championship; the first car ever to receive this accolade.
Based on the 2011 MY 2.5 WRS Sti Saloon, the Pro-R Racing technicians have replaced many of the standard parts with motorsport quality alternatives from the Pro-R range, to enhance the entire driving experience. Despite the added edge of performance offered by this rather special Impreza, the TA340C still enjoys full manufacturer’s warranty, thanks to every part fitted being a Subaru-approved accessory. As the nomenclature suggests, the engine itself has been remapped to produce a prodigious 340 BHP, with improved torque characteristics and a subtly increased exhaust note, thanks to a bespoke Scorpion rear box, which is hand-crafted from aerospace grade T304 stainless steel.
As you might expect from a race outfit, handling is sublime, building on the already benign chassis of the STi and improving further still with the addition of stiffer, hollow Eibach anti-roll bars and subtly lower Eibach springs to create a chassis that still cossets during normal road driving, but rewards during hard cornering. This capable package is augmented by a full complement of SuperPro bushes which remove some of the compromise from the factory rubber bushes, without adversely affecting ride quality.
Braking comes from the race-proven Pro-R brake set-up by Alcon. Boasting 365mm semi-floating front discs and lightweight monobloc alloy calipers, these brakes inspire huge confidence when stopping from any speed.
Despite the ‘wish-list’ of additional componentry to please the most dynamically demanding driver, it’s the aesthetics that really set the TA340C apart from the standard STi. A flawlessly applied ‘Moondust’ body wrap tips its hat to the current supercar trend of satin finishes, yet needs none of the special attention associated with those high-maintenance hues. Indistinguishable from paint, it is augmented by the 19” Prodrive GT1 wheels, wrapped in the new Pirelli Trofeo tyres that have been developed for the 2012 Time Attack series. The final finishing touch is that most iconic of Impreza accessories, the high level OEM rear spoiler, complete with an especially strengthened boot lid. As well as looking the part, it also adds genuine downforce to aid stability once the car reaches high speed.
The TA340C is priced at £39,995 on the road. Only 15 will ever be produced and all come with individual numbered carbon plaque, bespoke carpet mats and discreet TA340C badging.
Additional options include
Alcon Rear Brake kit
Pioneer Navigation Upgrade
Sound Proofing Upgrade
For more information on the TA340C, visit subaruvehicles.co.uk.