Prodrive has revealed the first official pictures of its Impreza P25 ahead of the model’s launch at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The P25 is a modern take on the iconic Impreza 22B, the holy grail of Imprezas released in tiny numbers in 1998 to celebrate Subaru’s victory in the WRC with its Prodrive-developed rally cars.
UK-based Prodrive says the P25 employs the latest technology and materials to imagine what the 22B would be like if it was released today, but it will be significantly rarer and more expensive than the real thing. Subaru produced 424 Impreza 22Bs and they routinely change hands for north of $200,000, including one car which sold on Bring-a-Trailer in April 2021 for $312,555. But Prodrive is building only 25 P25s, and they’re priced at £460,000 plus VAT ($560,000).
Each car is based on an original two-door WRX bodyshell (not an original 22B), which receives carbon panels and is fitted with a 2.5-liter Boxer engine producing 400 hp (406 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed sequential transmission to all four wheels, enabling the P25 to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3.5 seconds.
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