If you are looking for a modern day Subaru Impreza 22B STI, this is the closest you can get.
ProdriveThe UK-based motorsport firm behind Subaru’s biggest rally victory is ready to reveal its retro look. P25 June 2022 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Previewed in a sketch, the Prodrive P25 looks virtually derived from Rally, similar to the two-door 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI, but thanks to “modern technology”, the motorsport firm claims it will be stronger, lighter and better handling. .
The P25 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the debut of the winner of the first Subaru Impreza World Rally Car (WRC) World Rally Championship.
A will be under the bonnet 2.5-liter flat-four boxer engine Production More than 298 kilowatts Of power. It will be combined with a six-speed semi-automatic transmission with a four-wheel drive, including a paddle shifter.
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. It was combined with a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission and was sent on four wheels.
The Prodrive P25 will apparently have a lightweight chassis with “extensive use of carbon fiber”. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The UK-based motorsport firm will build only 25 of these Subaru Impreza 22B-inspired vehicles, headquartered in Banbury, UK.
The ProDrive P25 was designed by Peter Stevens, who designed the original Subaru Impreza WRC for the ProDrive, while the engineering was overseen by David Lapworth, ProDrive’s technical director, who was responsible for the engineering of the original Rally vehicle.
“The original 22B Impreza is considered the most iconic of the Subaras and is highly sought after,” said Pro Chairman David Richards.
“In order to create our own modern interpretation of a car that has made a place in the history of motor driving, we wanted to improve everything that made that car special by applying all that modern technology.”
Prodrive is already showing interest in the P25 and the first of 25 vehicles will be delivered to customers after 2022.
Recent examples include the limited-production reinterpretations of classic iconic vehicles with vehicles such as the Lancia 037-inspired Camera Evo 37, the Jaguar E-Type-inspired Eagle Lightweight GT, and the Porsche 911 by Singer.
DeLorean is also set to release its retro-inspired DeLorean EV on May 31, 2022, before the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegans on August 18, 2022.
The Prodrive P25 will sit next to the Hunter, the road-legal version of the brand’s Dakar Rally competitor, in the evolved Prodrive lineup.
The early Subaru Impreza WRX STI models were already legendary, 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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