The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is coming back
The restomod already has a name: Prodrive P25. The number is not only a reminiscence of Subaru’s first WRC victory 25 years ago, but also an indication of the limitation, because a maximum of 25 pieces of the P25 are to be made in Banbury, UK – by hand.
The original was only built 424 times
And this is exactly where Prodrive wants to build on. Of course, the new edition should not be a one-to-one copy of the original, but should start with modern technology. The P25 is said to be stronger and lighter than the 24-year-old 22B STI.
A four-cylinder boxer engine ensures proper propulsion. Prodrive wants to get over 400 hp from a displacement of 2.5 liters, and the power transmission is to take over a sequential six-speed gearbox. All-wheel drive is a matter of honor.
P25 with over 400 hp
There is also no information on the price yet. However, it should be clear that the P25 will not be a bargain. For comparison: Used Impreza 22B STI are now traded for over 300,000 euros – if a car ever comes onto the market. AUTO BILD assumes that the P25 will be in a similar price range.
In any case, Prodrive is already on the gas: After the presentation at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, the first customer vehicles are to be delivered in 2022.