Edwards, from Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire, took his place in automotive history when he collected the keys to his brand new and highly exclusive performance machine from his local Subaru dealer, Cross Roads, in Tredington.
The All-Wheel Drive machine boasts an impressive 400PS (395bhp) at 5,750rpm, sufficient to dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in just 3.7 seconds. Other refinements include a bespoke brake package – with six-pot callipers – developed in partnership with AP Racing, giving the car prodigious stopping power. A wide range of further upgrades have also been made to the suspension, exhaust and to the donor Impreza’s exterior and interior styling.
“As a huge Impreza fan I’m thrilled to be the first to take delivery of the ultimate incarnation of the model line,” enthused Edwards. “The CS400 is everything I’d hoped it’d be and more. The performance is simply astounding and to know I’m one of just 75 people in the world to own one… well, it’s a very special feeling.”
Subaru UK Marketing Director, Kenyon Neads, said: “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved in collaboration with Cosworth. We set out to create the ultimate STI and I believe we’ve done just that. I know that Mr Edwards, and the other 74 buyers, will be very happy with their purchase.”
For more information about the Cosworth Impreza STI CS400, please visit www.subaru.co.uk or call 08446 626 612.