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The Gumball STi was built for DC Shoes by Vermont SportsCar, the official builder for the Subaru Rally Team USA.  One of only three GUMBALL cars built for DC Shoes, this distinctive blue and orange beauty was driven by celebrity skateboarder Rob Drydek and DC Shoes celebrity "Big Black" (Christopher Boykin) in the London - Monte Carlo Road Rally in 2005.  In 2007 the car competed in its first Targa Newfoundland and performed extremely well under very difficult conditions.

In 2008 the car heads back to Targa Newfoundland for her second attempt at the race.  She is armed with a beefy new custom turbo from Cosworth that produces close to 400 Hp at the wheels.

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The custom Impreza is valued at $65,000 and is outfitted with (among other things) a JDM Impreza STi Spec C body kit and the camo wrap and graphics from the Gumball. Inside, a full suite of A/V upgrades is ready to entertain driver and passengers alike, while a 460-horsepower boxer that 's good for 180 miles per hour resides underhood. The full list of mods can be found after the jump, but the highlights of the engine work are the Crawford Performance S2 motor and CP32 turbo kit.

 
 
 

ENGINE
  • 2.5 liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Crawford Performance:
    S2 Motor and CP32 Turbo Kit
  • Engine Tuning/ECU Programming: I-Speed USA
  • 426 HP at 5700 RPMS (stock STi = 300HP)
  • 421 TQ at 4600 RPMS (stock STi = 300 ft lb tq)
  • (100% 91 Octane @ 18psi)
  • STi shortblock with forged pistons and STi
    crankshaft
  • APS Cold Air Intake
  • ECUTEC ECU
  • APS Exhaust: 3-inch turbo back exhaust
  • Samco Intake Hose
  • APS Front Mount Intercooler
  • Walbro high volume Fuel Pump

GEARBOX
  • Six-speed with DCCD (driver-controlled center differential)
  • STi Engine and Gearbox Mounts
  • STi Short Throw Shifter
  • STi Clutch

BREAKS
  • SYMS Brake Line Kit
  • Ferodo DS3000 Brake Pads
 

SUSPENSION
  • STi Bushing Kit
  • STi Trailing Link Kit
  • STi Lateral Link Kit
  • STi Strut Bar Kit
  • STi Strut Top Mounts
  • STi Dampers - adjustable coilovers
  • CUSCO Sway Bar Kit - 22mm

BODY
  • STi Spec C Body Kit - Japanese Market front and rear bumpers
  • STi Rear Differential Guard
  • Radiator Screen
  • Full-size Spare Tire Mount
  • Tow Strap
  • Camouflage Wrap Graphics

WHEELS & TIRES
  • Speedline 2120 Wheels - 8 x 18 Tarmac Rally Wheels
  • Toyo R888 Tires - 225/40 ZR18
 
 
   
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Gumball Interior

 
 
 

SAT NAV & COMM SYSTEMS
  • ALPINE NVE N099P Processor with IVA-300R/RB Interactive Touchpanel Monitor
  • Kenwood Inter-Car Communication Radio

IN-CAR AUDIO / VIDEO
  • DLO TRANSPOD - IPOD Docking & Charging Station
  • MONSTER - Audio Xfer Cables
  • ALPINE 5 Channel Amplifier
  • MB QUART Speakers - 5 1/4 Components & 8 inch Subwoofer
 
OTHER FEATURES
  • Electrical Power - 750 Watt Power Inverter with three 110V outlets + three 12V outlets
  • Window Tint
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Maplight for Navigator/Co-Driver