The iconic two-door Subaru Impreza 22B STI is alive again.
ProdriveThe British motorsport firm behind Subaru’s biggest rally victory has revealed its retro-modded P25 It debuted on June 23, 2022 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Prodrive P25 commemorates 25 years since the debut of the two-door Impreza World Rally Car (WRC) racer, which in turn inspired Subaru to create the two-door Impreza 22B STI.
Price from 460,000 ($ A809,517) Plus VAT In the UK, Prodrive will build 25 of these Subaru 22B-inspired vehicles at its headquarters in Banbury, UK, before its first delivery after 2022.
Each of the 25 examples is based on an original two-door Impreza WRX chassis, but Prodrive claims that the P25 has “reduced weight, a more powerful engine and improved vehicle mobility”.
Prodrive P25 Powering is the “latest” 2.5-liter flat-four boxer engine Production More than 298 kilowatts Of power and More than 600Nm Of torque
For the context, the original, road-going Subaru Impreza 22B STI was powered by a 2.2-liter flat-four boxer engine that produced 206kW and 363Nm.
Although the P25’s engine is based on the Subaru’s 2.5-liter cylinder block, ProDrive says it has re-engineered the engine with a new valve train with new cylinder liner, piston, Conrad and variable cam timing.
There is a Garrett Motorsport Turbo with a high-performance intercooler, an airbox, as well as an acrobatic titanium and stainless steel racing exhaust system.
This re-engineered engine combines a six-speed semi-automatic transmission with a pedal shifter, sending four-wheel drive in the subtle Subaru tradition. The P25 has a “WRC-derived” launch control system as well as a turbo anti-lag system.
ProDrive states that the P25 has an adjustable active center differential, as well as a front-to-rear limited-slip difference.
The UK-based motorsport firm claims that the P25 can do 0-100km / h sprint in less than 3.5 seconds.
The changes don’t end there, as ProDrive puts the P25 on an intense diet of carbon composites.
The Prodrive P25 is claimed to weigh less than 1200 kg, making bumpers from motorsport firm boots, bonnet, roof, seal, door mirror, front and rear quarters, WRC-style rear wing and carbon composite.
There is also a carbon interior door card, a lithium-ion battery, as well as an optional lightweight race seat.
Inside the Prodrive P25, the interior is a late 1990s Impressor recreation with a combination of leather, alcantara and carbon trim.
The P25 can carry four, but there is also an option to remove the rear seats and install a partial roll cage if desired.
In front of the driver is a rally-esque digital instrument cluster with a data logger. You can change the car’s throttle response and engine performance map from this display.
There is also a hydraulic handbrake that automatically disconnects the center differential. This is in addition to the standard electric park brakes.
The ProDrive P25 was designed by Peter Stevens, who designed the original Subaru Impreza WRC by ProDrive, while the engineering was overseen by David Lapworth, ProDrive’s technical director, who was responsible for the engineering of the original Rally vehicle.
David Richards, chairman of Prodrive, said: “Iconic Neil Subaras brings back memories of an extraordinary era at the WRC and it was the Impreza 22B that brought this rally car performance to the streets.
“By re-imagining this car using state-of-the-art technology and materials, Prodrive pays homage to the roots of the P25 and nothing more will match its performance on the open road.”
As mentioned earlier, Prodrive P25 will debut on 23 June 2022 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
It then goes on to a “comprehensive testing and development” program.
The early Subaru Impreza WRX STI models were already a legend, but Subaru’s recent decision has made them even more significant with the STI brand as we know it.
Subaru said a new STI could not work in today’s context. In other words, its overall emissions need to be reduced.
“Subaru Corporation will quickly-track their investment in future performance technology, confirming today that there will be no STI variant for the new generation Subaru WRX,” said Subaru Australia.
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