What is a WRX RA?

The RA designation stands for “Record Attempt” and has been applied to various Subaru performance models. The original venture took place in 1989 when a competition version Subaru Legacy broke the FIA World Speed Endurance Record by clocking over 62,000 miles in 18 days and set a top speed record of 138 mph.

What does Type RA stand for?

Record Attempt
The STI’s Type RA suffix stands for Record Attempt, in reference to the highly modified WRX STI Type RA NBR that Subaru has trotted out to set lap records at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and other challenging venues. …

How much horsepower does a 1999 Subaru WRX have?

165 hp @ 5600 rpm
Used 1999 Subaru Impreza Specs & Features

Base engine size 2.5 l
Base engine type Gas
Cylinders Flat 4
Horsepower 165 hp @ 5600 rpm

How many Subaru RA were made?

500 examples
With only 500 examples produced, there weren’t enough of the Type RA models for every Subaru dealer in the United States to get one. This special-edition car’s tweaks were numerous, but performance gains were nebulous and they came with an attention-getting sticker price.

What does RA mean in Subaru?

The RA acronym has more or less had it’s meaning changed over the years. Initially, it stood for “Record Attempt”, as Subaru of Japan used the Nurburgring to set a new lap record for the Impreza WRX STi.

Why are Subarus called 555?

For the 1993 World Rally Championship (WRC) season the Subaru team introduced a distinctive blue-with-yellow colour scheme. It was a reference to its sponsorship deal with State Express 555, a cigarette brand from British American Tobacco (BAT), and the team opted to name their competition model the 555.

What does RA stand for in Subaru?

How fast is a Subaru WRX 1999?

Subaru Impreza WRX – Classic JDM – 1999 Top Speed: The Subaru Impreza WRX – Classic JDM can accelerate to a top speed of 135 mph or 217.2 kph.

How much HP does a 1998 WRX have?

Subaru Impreza WRX series (1992)

Evolution of WRX (sedan)
Year Power Torque
1994 260 hp 228 lbft
1996 280 hp 242 lbft
1998 280 hp 250 lbft

What does RA stand for in a car?

BRZ variant probably still coming The Type RA badge has appeared on many previous WRX models, and stands for “record attempt” or “rally applicant” depending on model and intended purpose (in this case it’s probably the former).

What does RA stand for automotive?

The RA stands for Race Altered (as has been pointed out already). Of course someone could have stuck the sticker on the rear without the car actually being an RA model type.