Kuromi is a Japanese-specification Subaru Impreza WRX, powered by a 2.0-litre ‘EJ20’ 4-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine and mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Cosmetically, Heather has replaced her factory-fitted wheels with a set of gold-coloured Volk Racing TE37 wheels an inch larger, wrapped in Bridgestone POTENZA Adrenalin RE003 tyres in the 225/40 R18 size. As one that takes every single chance presented to go round a corner quickly, Heather loves how the POTENZAs provide ample feedback from the front axle.
“HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN DURING MULTIPLE SPIRITED DRIVES”
“It’s an extremely responsive tyre that offers excellent dry grip while also giving me confidence in wet conditions. It’s also been completely stable while cornering and has never let me down during multiple spirited drives.” remarks Heather.
A few subtle add-ons such as a rear diffuser and a roof vane from Subaru’s in-house motorsports division Subaru Tecnica International let other drivers know from the rear that this car isn’t to be trifled with, lest they be left in a cloud of smoke.