Sublime! The 400 hp Prodrive P25 is the most genuine restomod of the legendary Subaru Impreza 22B

In the long list of models that will debut next weekend at the Goodwood Festival we can also count on the Prodrive P25and restomod of the mythical Subaru Impreza 22B of 1997, which had been announced a few weeks ago. The Impreza 22B is essentially a street version of the car that won the manufacturers’ title for Subaru in the 1997 World Rally Championship.

As for Prodrive, there is no need to introduce them, but perhaps it is worth remembering that they were in charge of making the Subarus compete in the world rally championship from 1990 to 2008.

It has been 25 years since Prodrive debuted the two-door Impreza WRC, which inspired the Subaru Impreza 22B. Only 424 were made of that homologation special and over time it has achieved cult status, it is the most iconic Impreza WRC and the only two-door.

Prodrive claims to have “reimagined what this car would have been today”, and as such, while the styling is left largely intact, the two-door saloon’s construction and underpinnings have been almost completely redesigned.

Prodrive plans to manufacture 25 units of its P25 starting each time from an original two-door Impreza Mk1 WRX. And while the design is very similar to the original, the rest has been updated. Thus, the new model maintains the four-cylinder boxer, but this is not the original 2.2-liter but the 2.5 liters of the brand, which we find in the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GR86.

Of course, it is an engine extensively modified by Prodrive. Thus, the internal components are custom made, including new cylinder liners, pistons, connecting rods and a cylinder head with variable cam timing. The engine receives supercharging from a Garrett racing turbo and a high-performance intercooler, as well as a titanium and stainless steel exhaust line from Akrapovic.

Prodrive P25 Subaru Impreza 22B

The engine is associated with the all-wheel drive and a 6-speed sequential gearbox, with paddles on the steering wheel, capable of changing gear in 80 milliseconds. The transmission features an active adjustable center differential and two limited-slip differentials, front and rear.

Prodrive announces a power that goes up “to more than 400 hp” and a torque that reaches 600 Nm. A WRC-type launch control and turbo anti-lag system make the P25 run the 0-100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds.

Behind Prodrive 8.5×19 rims with Bridgestone Potenza 235/35/19 tires, AP Racing brakes. These consist of 380mm ventilated discs and six-piston calipers at the front and 350mm ventilated discs and four-piston calipers at the rear.

Prodrive P25 Subaru Impreza 22B

But the brakes don’t have a hard time stopping the car either, the car is a featherweight. In Prodrive they have contained the weight of the P25 in just 1,200 kg. To get an idea of ​​what it means, an Alpine A110 weighs only 1,100 kg and a Hyundai i20 N weighs 1,250 kg. I mean, it’s quite a feat.

The low weight of the car is mainly due to the use of carbon fiber body panels and composite materials, such as the bonnet, roof, skirts, mirrors and rear wings, while the exterior door panels are made of carbon fiber. of carbon.

It also has a lighter lithium-ion battery. As an option, Prodrive also proposes thinner and lighter competition bucket seats.

The dashboard features a full-width, high-definition digital instrument cluster that includes a telemetry system. At the moment, Prodrive has not revealed more images.

The 25 P25s will be built at Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, UK, with the first units being will deliver to customers later this year. The P25 will be registered in the UK and will be priced at £460,000 plus VAT, which at current exchange rates is equivalent to about 534.895 euros.


Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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