Subaru Impreza GDB WRC2003 (S9)
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Also named Subaru Impreza S44 WRC2003 S9 and Blob eye

Specifications

Group/Class A/8 Homologation number: A 5652 (02/01 WR)
Years active 2003-2004 Homologation start: 1/1/2003
Homologation end: 31/12/2013
Engine
Type EJ207, boxer V4cyl (180o) located front longitudinal
Capacity 1994 cc WRC: x 1.7 = 3390 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 92.0 x 75.0
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Output power - torgue 300 HP / 5500 rpm 60 kgm (589 Nm) / 4000 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 64mm diameter, 52mm big end journals diameter connecting rod length between centers 130.5mm, big end bearing diameter 55mm
Materials block: die-cast aluminium alloy, with cast iron "dry type" cylinder liners, 201mm height cylinderhead: die-cast aluminium alloy 127mm height
Cams/valves 2 x 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven with Active Valve Control System (AVCS) and Tumble Generator Valves (TGVs) 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total. 36.2mm inlet valves diameter, 32.2mm exhaust valves diameter. 20.5o angle between inlet valves and vertical, 20.5o angle between exhaust valves and vertical. 1 coil spring per inlet/exhaust valve
Aspiration IHI RH twin scroll turbocharger (oil lubricated and watercooled) with chargecooler (water-to-air intercooler), 34mm turbo restrictor, anti-lag system and catalytic converter fitted. Nippon Denso MPI multipoint electronic fuel injection with a drive-by-wire throttle pressure: 2.0 bar
Ignition MoTeC M800 mapped electronic. Firing order 1-3-2-4
Cooling system watercooled 7.7 lt
Lubrication system wet sump with 1 oil cooler 5.5 lt
Transmission
Type four wheel drive Prodrive ATM (Automated Manual Transmission) 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox, electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated paddle-shift, or conventional H-pattern
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.636/1 (40/11)
2nd: 2.375/1 (38/16)
3rd: 1.761/1 (37/21)
4th: 1.346/1 (35/26)
5th: 1.062/1 (34/32)
6th: 0.842/1 (32/38)
R: 3.545/1 (26/11 x 39/26)
1st: 3.000/1 (30/10)
2nd: 2.250/1 (27/12)
3rd: 1.800/1 (27/15)
4th: 1.470/1 (25/17)
5th: 1.210/1 (23/19)
6th: 1.000/1 (21/21)
R: 3.545/1 (26/11 x 39/26)
Diffrential ratio front and rear 3.900/1 (39/10), transfer box1.000/1 (31/31) active hydro/electronically controlled epicyclical center differential with viscous coupling, 1st output to helical gears transfer box, 2nd output through hollow secondary gearbox shaft to hypoid spiral bevel gears active hydro/electronically controlled viscous coupling front differential. Hypoid spiral bevel gears active hydro/electronically controlled viscous coupling rear differential
2006+: Limited slip front and rear differentials
Clutch dry double carbon plate, 240mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque GDB chassis with roll-cage, front steel subframe for front suspension and gearbox, and rear steel subframe for rear suspension. 4 door saloon steel bodyshell with extended wheel arches, aluminium front bonnet, polypropylene and steel front and rear bumbers, and synthetic rear wing
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower wishbone, coil springs, Bilstein telescopic watercooled gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension mac pherson strut with 1 trailing and 2 transverse links, coil springs, Bilstein telescopic watercooled gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Steering system power assisted rack and pinion
Brakes ventilated disks all around,
tarmac: 368/310mm diameter front/rear with 6 piston calipers
gravel: 310mm diameter with 4 piston calipers front/rear
Dimensions
length: 4.415 m (173.8") width: 1.770 m (69.7") height: 1.390 m (54.7")
wheelbase: 2.540 m (100.0") front track: 1.510 m (59.5") rear track: 1.510 m (59.5")
Rims - tires tarmac: 8" x 18", gravel: 7" x 15" Pirelli
Weight 1230 kg
Weight/power 4.1 kg/HP
Fuel tank 70-120 lt

Results in WRC

Statistics

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Total
Works
Races 14/4 2 16/4
Entries/finishes 28/21 4/3 32/24 (75%)
Others
Races/wins +9 3 3 2 17
Entries/finishes 1/0 14/12 3/1 3/1 2/2 23/16 (69.6%)
Total WRC results
Races/wins 14/4 11 3 3 2 33/4
Entries/finishes 29/21 18/15 3/1 3/1 2/2 55/40 (72.7%)
Total points 133 42 0 0 2 177
(5.364 per race)
(3.218 per entry)

Races

Works team: Subaru World Rally Team

Season

2003 season competition
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE TUR NZ ARG GRE CY DE FIN AUS S.R TdC ESP GB
Petter Solberg
Phil Mills
works acci dent 6th stee ring 3rd 5th 3rd 1st 8th 2nd 1st fuel 1st 5th 1st
Tommi Mäkinen
Kaj Lindström
works acci dent 2nd 8th 7th dnf 5th OTL alter nator 6th 6th 10th 7th 8th 3rd
Benoît Rousselot
Gilles Mondésir
acci dent
Total points
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133 0 14 3 12 6 14 10 3 14 15 1 14 9 18
Statistics
Works starts/finishes 28/21 2/0 2/2 2/1 2/2 2/1 2/2 2/1 2/1 2/2 2/2 2/1 2/2 2/2 2/2
Others starts/finishes 1/0 1/0

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Information and articles

Article from 4T 388, 1/2003

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Drawings

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Turbocharger

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Transmission

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