Prodrive has verified that it is operating on a new restomod of the Subaru Impreza to rejoice the 25th anniversary of the Entire world Rally Automobile edition of the Japanese design.
The Banbury-based mostly motorsport and engineering consultancy says that the Prodrive P25 will be far more powerful and lighter than its inspiration, the Impreza 22B – a constrained-version vehicle developed by Subaru in 1998 to commemorate its motorsport successes. It will have a 2.5-litre variation of the legendary ‘boxer’ flat-4 motor, creating extra than 400bhp, as perfectly as a six-speed semi-automated gearbox with paddle-shift controllers – a element that didn’t essentially seem on the Impreza WRC until its third season in opposition.
The organization programs to build 25 illustrations of the new creation at its Oxfordshire headquarters. The bodyshell, which will make in depth use of carbon fibre, has been styled by famous designer Peter Stevens, the gentleman driving the search of the initially Impreza WRC. And the car’s advancement is remaining led by David Lapworth, who had management of the original rally task.
Prodrive chairman David Richards claimed, “We needed to increase everything that produced the 22B Impreza so distinctive by applying the pretty newest technology to build our have present day interpretation of a vehicle that’s proven a location in motoring record.”
The Prodrive P25 will make its debut at following month’s Goodwood Festival of Pace. Prodrive has not detailed a rate figure but it is previously accepting expressions of interest and suggests the first of the 25 automobiles will be shipped to shoppers before the end of this year.
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