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Subaru signalled an increased to rallying in 1989 when it forces with motorsport specialists Prodrive to campaign the new RS. The Subaru World Rally was born out of the alliance and domestic in both individual rallies and soon followed. From the the team built its reputation on development and a willingness to experiment cutting-edge technology – perpetual through the passing seasons.

a year of joining Subaru, was invited to contribute ideas would make the forthcoming suitable for the stage well the production car design was finalised.

after the 1993 launch of the road car, its rally-bred was revealed. It would be known as the 555. Mechanically-speaking the Impreza and were very similar. The new car its predecessor s compact, lightweight well-balanced chassis and strut-type But the Impreza was smaller and nimbler, a new turbo, intercooler and cylinder giving it 15-20 more

Subaru was keen to put its new creation to on the most demanding test bed of all: the World Rally

The Subaru Impreza 555 first a wheel on May 19, 1993, three before it was due to make its competitive It was an improvement over the Legacy in every aspect. The engine better acceleration, more and ran at a cooler temperature.

The Impreza s handling raised cornering while the braking system was superior.

Much of the Impreza s success was derived from its layout and deliberate weight The all-aluminium engine meant of the load hung over the wheels, enhancing the car s balance and the drivers to make a more use of their tyres than any of the Technological boundaries were being pushed, however, as the car an active centre differential the outset.

The Impreza 555 made its Rally Championship debut on s 1000 Lakes Rally in where two cars were driven by local superstars Alen and Ari Vatanen. Vatanen the event, giving a thrilling of the car s potential. A windscreen de-misting ultimately denied the team a victory, but Ari s second place singled the car out as one to watch.

The team t have to wait long for the 555 s first win. It came in 1994, with Carlos at the wheel. The Spaniard s success the beginning of a triumphant period for

New Zealander ‘Possum Bourne won the FIA Rally Championship (a result by Kenneth Eriksson in 1996), Sainz and team-mate Colin claimed three further on WRC events.

The 1994 season had raised in the Subaru camp to fever The following year delivered the results. McRae and the Impreza 555 the board, winning both the and Drivers World Rally titles.

The Scotsman was the youngest-ever champion (with Sainz second place) and Subaru a clean sweep of the podium on both the slippery mud of the RAC Rally and the dry of Catalunya; ample demonstration of the s all-round ability.

The success continued in 1996, when dominant season from the and team drivers Kenneth and Colin McRae was rewarded by a consecutive manufacturers title for

From 1997 there was a new to the cars competing in the World Championship. A new breed of machine was to embryonic World Rally Car Revised regulations permitted changes, chiefly to the width of the car and geometry; engine internals and the

Although based heavily on the concept of the Group A Impreza the car s successor: the Impreza WRC97 set the standard by which other were judged. While capitalised on the freedoms allowed by the new regulations, renowned auto-stylist Stevens was drafted in to get the most the aerodynamic opportunities. It was the first WRC car to be and widely acclaimed as the most stunning.

The Impreza WRC97 the best possible debut a win on the 1997 season opener Piero Liatti won the Monte Rally. Seven more ensured Subaru was unchallenged for its consecutive world manufacturers The development of the car continued through the 1990s, with the WRC98 and further refining the Impreza and incorporating the latest technological

Among the array of technology in the Impreza range was the unique gearbox, together with a throttle, as fitted to the 1999 WRC. Physical selection of the was made by a series of hydraulic controlled by a computer. Unlike versions of the Subaru system, was no gear lever in the car. Now the pushed or pulled a paddle to the of the steering wheel to make

All modern rally cars now this technology, but Subaru is to have been the first.

a comparatively disappointing 1998 by the team s exacting standards, and a first half of 1999 the team s efforts were by mechanical troubles, a dramatic in Argentina in 1999 signaled a to form. In the second half of the the Impreza, now driven by Richard and Juha Kankkunen, was once the car to beat. Following the win in Argentina, the claimed victories in Greece, Australia and Britain.

Burns ended the season as in the championship.

The WRC99 was retained for the of the 2000 season and proved with a memorable victory on its event: the tremendously tough Rally in Kenya. For the next of the season, the Rally of Portugal, the World Rally Team the Impreza WRC2000.

The outgoing Impreza WRC99 was the result of a evolution process that with the Legacy. The WRC2000 was a redesign of the rally car following a development project, starting a clean sheet of paper. component was examined for possible and, although the end product similar in external appearance to the beneath that familiar it was 80 per cent new.

The WRC2000 its debut in Portugal, and, Richard Burns behind the claimed victory out of the box. successes followed for the WRC2000, time in the mud and rocks of Argentina. another home win on Rally GB and his successful season to date, again had to settle for the runner-up in the World Rally Championship.

The one of the Impreza WRC2000 that was not different to the previous incarnations of the was the two-door bodyshell. The same, could not be said of the WRC2001. so than any other Impreza at the the WRC2001 was developed in tandem its road-going counterpart, allowing s legion of fans to genuinely from the technology bristling the car s skin and four doors.

of the new car was in two phases. The first was the mechanical which had been thoroughly in the WRC2000, before being to the new WRC2001 bodyshell. The second was to address the physical considerations of shell strength, packaging and distribution.

Once again, s director of styling, Peter was pressed in to service to oversee the elements of the car – a project that as early as September 1999.

A start to the 2001 season was overturned by Subaru s dedicated of engineers. Thanks to a determined by Burns, the Impreza tasted the success, with a world on Rally GB. Victory in New Zealand in the year had thrown Burns the heart of a title battle would go down to the wire.

A third place in Wales was to secure Burns first Championship and a fifth title for

The 2002 season delivered challenges. Four-time world Tommi Mäkinen led the Subaru Rally Team line up, by Norway s rising star Solberg. Between them ensured the Subaru Impreza story continued.

The year was by victories for Tommi (in Monte and Petter (on Rally GB). maximum scores, combined a string of podium places, the young Solberg to second in the title race.

The WRC2003 was the of an integrated design process brought Prodrive and Subaru together than ever. The two worked hand-in-hand to complete to the engine, roll-cage, body and the car s overall aerodynamic package. the 2003 WRC campaign, the car proved a improvement over its predecessor and Petter Solberg to four wins and the drivers title.

a 14-month design and development the next evolution of the Subaru World Rally Car, the made its competitive debut on the Rally Mexico. Taking advantage of the latest FIA technical and incorporating a host of improvements to like the bodyshell, engine, electronics systems and aerodynamics, the was a result of Subaru s desire to the engineering skills of its teams at Tecnica International (STI) and Heavy Industries Ltd (FHI) in and at the Subaru World Rally s base in the UK. It did not disappoint and achieved wins in one season.

The WRC2004 was for the start of the 2005 season and won on its ever official outing, Solberg won the Swedish Rally.

a wider track, revised composite body panels and a of engine enhancements, the 2005-specification world rally car made its debut on Rally Mexico. A of the continued close collaboration engineering and design teams in the UK and the WRC2005 ensured that the kept its position as a top-level in the World Rally Championship – incredibly stiff opposition.

The season saw the biggest shake-up in the rules since the world car formula was introduced in 1997. In to cut costs, active differentials and injection were banned. were also obliged to cars and engines on selected of events – a system which was tried on some rallies in

All these rule changes that Subaru, along every other team, was to run its 2006 car from the first of the year, rather than it once the season had started. For the team will revert to the of introducing its new car only when it is that the car has been fully into a winning proposition, so an Impreza will be used on the rallies of the year.

Introduced by Subaru in November of the Impreza is a compact car that was in either front wheel or all drive and featured sporty The Impreza came in both sedan/saloon versions or five-door wagon/estate. More compact the Legacy, the Impreza had a more high-performance driving and feeling of than its predecessor.

The Impreza Subaru s entry into the maket segment in U.S. Japanese and numorous other markets. ‘Subura a Japanese meaning ‘unite has a reputation for and customer satisfaction that is in their more than 10 vehicles sold worldwide.

with a flat engine (or an combustion engine, also a boxermotor) the Impreza came distinguishable Subaru characteristics. an engine choice of 1.5: or naturally-aspirated engines that neither turbocharged nor supercharged.

in a 4-wheel drive turbo version that delivered and had the distinction of the turbo charger on the right side of the engine. The is located above the engine, the reason for the big central air vent on the of the Impreza. On the racing version of the the intercooler is located in the front

The Impreza came with an that was mounted longitudinally, the gearbox and transmission much to fit and service.

For drivers searching for a car provides thrills without frills, the Japanese manufacturers gained the status of being the ones still able to a car for such a low price. Subaru turbo is gaining impressive success due to price to performance its racing successes and reliable

The Impreza turbo s commercial has led to production of more impressive that aren t available of Japan. The Impreza GT turbo into becoming a multiple Rally Champion with world championship titles.

in Japan and Europe, special of the Impreza were available, coinciding with significant at World Rally Championships.

For the model year, the Impreza an updated exterior facelift was followed by a complete interior in 1998.

A first-generation Impreza, was never received in the North market.

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introduced its Impreza Compact Car in and has since become a pinnacle of The name Impreza was derived an Italian word impresa , a feat or achievement. In Polish, the Impreza means to party , an or show .

In either language, the is suitable.

When the Impreza was introduced in November of 1993, it was in either front wheel or all wheel drive configuration. Two were offered, a four-door or five-door station wagon. The coupe followed a few years in 1995. Trim levels the LX, GL, and Sport.

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Adding to the vehicles versatility, the was offered with a variety of including a 1.6, 1.8, and engine. To boost performance a turbocharger and intercooler was available on the engine. Horsepower for the forced-induction was an impressive 208.

In the Japanese the output was even higher.

Tecnica International (STi) was in 1988; their purpose was to in the preparation of vehicles for rallies. In they were given the to create a version of the Impreza to the STi nameplate. When introduced, it was available in the Japanese Domestic (JDM) and European Domestic (EDM).

These versions performance-tuned engines, transmission, and Horsepower was raised above the WRX models, and could carry the from zero-to-sixty in just 4.9 Top speed was electronically limited at 122 The European market had a slightly version of the engine, though was still impressive.

Additional were taken to prepare the for rally competition. The soundproofing was reduced, the air conditioning removed, and of many non-essential amenities. The weight of the vehicle was reduced

The Impreza received cosmetic in 1997 and the interior was redesigned in the year. The design-inspiration for the interior was from the Forester.

Special Impreza s have been throughout its production lifespan. limited edition models are tuned for greater performance or unique cosmetic changes. The is often to commemorate a racing or to honor a racing legend. include the Series McRae, Catalunya, Terzo, RB5, P1, and

A limited edition version of the Wagon was even offered for a time, dubbed the CasaBlanca.

The market received a performance version of the Impreza in 1999 featured an improved turbocharger and calibers with larger brakes. The suspension was improved and the became more racer-oriented bucket seats similar to the STi

While the rest of the world was the turbocharger version of the Impreza, the American market was left to sit on the The turbocharger would not come the pond during the first of the Impreza. The Impreza was offered the 1.8-liter engine with front- or all-wheel drive. A version of the engine became in 1995.

The FWD was later droped and all s became all-wheel drive as

Subaru was unsure of the performance in North America, and thus, only basic engines. In the year the 1.8-liter engine was no available, Subaru decided to the possibilities of performance in the US. They a performance model dubbed the 2.5RS.

The 2.5-liter DOHC engine produced 165 horsepower and had upgrades throughout the vehicle, larger brakes and 16-inch gold-colored wheels. Hood rear spoiler, and a hood helped segregate the styling this special model and its sibling.

In 2001, Subaru a larger, more refined and Impreza. For some, the changes a step in the wrong direction, as the car in size and weight. It was tamer for the typical day-to-day driving and the extra size meant it was versatile.

Also, the coupe was no longer offered.

The WRX version, for the States, with its 2.0-liter engine that cranked out 230 horsepower became available the year, in 2002. The US had to wait a time to get the STi version, which did not into production for the States 2004. To comply with and emission control laws in the States, it was not the same thoroughbred as in other parts of the world.

it was a very impressive machine. In markets, the STi was equipped with a turbocharger 2.0-liter engine. In the US, the STi was by a 2.5-liter EJ25 engine with a turbocharger.

In 2003, the was given a facelift, mainly due to the reaction by some media One of the more noticeable changes to the headlamps, which became square. Another redesign in 2006 on all Impreza s, featuring to its headlights, taillights, and bumpers other changes.

The Third of the Impreza was introduced to the world at the New York Auto Show, for sale in 2008. It will be as a four-door sedan and five-door

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRC


Make Subaru

Impreza WRX STi WRC

Engine Location

Drive Type AWD

Production for Series 2002 2007

1230 kg | 2712.2 lbs


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