The Subaru Impreza 22B is back with a superb restomod

The Subaru Impreza 22B is back. After revealing some first sketches of information, British company Prodrive has released new details and the first photos of the P25, a restomod dedicated to the Japanese rallying legend.

Recreated with the same lines as the original model, the P25 is also “special” in terms of price: to buy one of the 25 copies planned, you have to be ready to pay 540,000 euros. A figure which, however, is not really surprising when you consider that an original 22B in perfect condition can be exchanged for more than 300,000 euros at auction.

echo the past

The Prodrive teams have kept the curves and lines of the Impreza 22B as much as possible. It should be remembered that 424 of the latter were manufactured in order to celebrate its victory in the constructors’ rally championship in 1997. Like the 22B of the time, the P25 has a huge rear spoiler, a bodywork with three doors and the same width of 1.77 meters.

In addition, the optics are absolutely identical to those of the Impreza 22B, while for the interior, Prodrive ensures that the spirit of the original model has been retained. The British firm has, however, added leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber upholstery and a high-definition screen to record data from its track sessions and to change driving modes.

Prodrive P25 rear view

A modern sports car through and through

The real innovations are mechanical with the addition of McPherson suspension, adjustable shock absorbers, new optimized springs, larger brakes and new 19-inch rims.

Although extremely similar to the Subaru Impreza of 25 years ago, the body of the P25 makes extensive use of carbon fiber to reduce the overall weight to less than 1,200 kg. And to contain the weight of the car even more, you can order lighter seats or remove the rear seat altogether.

Added to this is a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine capable of developing more than 400 hp. The transmission is all-wheel-drive and is assisted by a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel. A Launch Control function derived from modern rally cars has been added. According to Prodrive, the P25 can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.

Ahead of customer deliveries scheduled for later this year, the new millennium Subaru Impreza 22B will go from theory to practice with a parade at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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