Wednesday 25 May 2022

Road - Prodrive P25

Primarily of interest to rally fans, Prodrive has announced that it will produce a limited run of 're-imagined' P25 Subaru Imprezas, no doubt with a 're-imagined' price tag to match.


This exclusive model will mark 25 years since the first Subaru Impreza World Rally Car (WRC) made its winning debut on the stages of the World Rally Championship. The Prodrive P25 has been designed to recapture the essence of that Impreza, while taking inspiration from the 22B arguably the most iconic Impreza.


Peter Stevens, who styled the original Impreza WRC for Prodrive, has defined the design, while the engineering of the car has been overseen by Prodrive technical director, David Lapworth, who was responsible for the original Impreza WRC.


This 'new' car will have a 2.5 litre flat four ‘boxer’ engine producing in excess of 400 bhp, a six speed semi-automatic paddle-shift gearbox and, due to extensive use of carbon fibre, a lightweight chassis.


Prodrive chairman, David Richards, said: “The original 22B Impreza is considered the most iconic of Subarus and highly sought after. We wanted to enhance everything that made that car so special by applying the very latest technology to create our own modern interpretation of a car that’s established a place in motoring history.”


The Prodrive P25 will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June - and here's hoping it's got the soundtrack to match the spec! 

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