First it was the Ford Focus RS500 deemed unfit for U.S. shores, and now it’s the Subaru Impreza STi Cosworth CS400. While the name clearly wasn’t run by anyone in marketing, you can’t argue with the performance specs: 400 horsepower, zero to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds (shaving 1.5 seconds off a stock STI), six piston brake calipers and 14” front rotors developed with AP Racing. The limited edition CS400 also gets a unique interior, special exterior styling, an upgraded suspension and a tuned exhaust. Only 75 will be built, and you can bet that all that carbon fiber and Cosworth goodness won’t come cheap; while pricing hasn’t been announced, you may want to promise your first born child to the local Subaru dealer if it helps you get in the queue.
So what do we need to do for forgiveness, Europe? Adopt the metric system? Start calling soccer ‘football’? Stop treating Paris Hilton like a celebrity? You name it and we’ll make it happen, so long as you stop hoarding all the hot new hatchbacks on your side of the pond.