Trendy Subaru Impreza 22B STI revealed


It has been 25 years since Subaru, with assistance from Prodrive, entered the primary Impreza WRC rally automobile within the World Rally Championship, and to mark the anniversary Prodrive has provide you with one thing particular.

The British motorsports and engineering firm has developed a contemporary interpretation of the long-lasting Impreza 22B STI launched by Subaru in 1998 to rejoice the Subaru World Rally Workforce’s hat trick of World Rally Championship titles between 1995 and 1997.

Prodrive’s automobile known as the P25, and it was revealed on Monday forward of the formal debut at this week’s 2022 Goodwood Pageant of Pace within the U.Ok. Simply 25 examples are destined to be constructed, with buyer deliveries as a consequence of begin later this yr. As for the 22B, 424 of them have been constructed, all of them with right-hand drive.

The P25 is predicated on the coupe model of the GC8-generation Impreza of the Nineties, and intently matches the design of the 22B. Chargeable for the fashionable automobile’s design was Peter Stevens, who styled the unique Impreza WRC. There are no pink STI badges, however there is not any lacking the pumped rear fenders and shelf-like rear wing borrowed from the 22B’s design. The P25 additionally options enlarged intakes up entrance and aerodynamically formed aspect mirrors.

Efficiency is a serious step up on the 22B, as you could have guessed. Energy comes from a Subaru turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-4 that has been utterly reworked by Prodrive, receiving new internals, a Garrett motorsports-spec turbocharger, high-flow consumption and intercooler techniques, and an Akrapovic exhaust. The engine delivers over 400 hp and sends energy to all 4 wheels through a 6-speed sequential transmission. The 22B featured a turbocharged 2.2-liter flat-4 and 5-speed guide. Whereas it was formally rated at 276 hp, the true output was nearer to 300 hp.

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI

The P25 additionally has a WRC-style launch management system, which mixes a fly-by-wire throttle and clutch within the flooring mounted pedal field to mechanically take the automobile by way of first, second and third gear to attain lightning acceleration from standstill with none driver intervention. Prodrive estimates a 0-60 mph time of lower than 3.5 seconds for its P25.

The suspension options MacPherson struts with aluminium uprights that may be tuned for camber. There are additionally Bilstein dampers which are adjustable for compression and rebound, whereas the springs and anti-roll bars additionally function their very own particular tuning. Finishing the mechanical package deal is an adjustable lively heart differential, in addition to limited-slip differentials entrance and rear, and AP Racing brakes. In depth use of carbon-fiber and different composite supplies means the automobile weighs lower than 2,645 kilos.

The worth tag for a P25 is about at 460,000 British kilos (roughly $563,000).

“The unique 22B Impreza is taken into account essentially the most iconic of Subarus and extremely wanted,” David Richards, Prodrive’s chairman, stated in an announcement. “We needed to boost every thing that made that automobile so particular by making use of the very newest know-how to create our personal trendy interpretation of a automobile that’s established a spot in motoring historical past.”

Guests on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace will get to see the P25 in motion. The competition runs June 23-26, and you’ll catch our full protection over at our devoted hub.


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