A few days before its official presentation scheduled for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Prodrive has released the first images of its Impreza P25, a modern reinterpretation of the iconic 1998 Impreza 22B.
Prodrive started with a WRX body to produce this P25 model, the silhouette of which has been significantly redesigned with great reinforcement of elements made of carbon fiber, the presence of which, in correlation with other fittings, also contributes to the limited weight of the vehicle. . The Impreza P25 weighs 45 kg less than the 22B (it displays 1,200 kg on the scale), which will also contribute to its optimized performance.
Performance that the British tuner/builder has refined by retouching the 2.5-litre block of its model, which develops after modifications some 406 hp and 600 Nm thanks in particular to the installation of a Garrett turbo and an Akrapovic exhaust line made of titanium and stainless steel.
To support this cavalry far superior to that of the original 22B (which had “only” 280 hp), Prodrive associated this engine with a 6-speed sequential gearbox, and equipped its model with limited-slip differentials (front and rear ) and an active center differential, Bilstein shock absorbers, as well as an AP Racing braking system including 6-piston calipers and 350 and 380 mm discs (rear/front). Result: the P25 is able to bring down the 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and provide the thrills expected to its occupants.
The cockpit of this Impreza P25, for which Prodrive has kept the style of the original vehicle, finally adopts modern instrumentation and is dressed in leather, carbon fiber and Alcantara, finishes to which can be added (at the request of the customer) a safety arch instead of its two rear seats.
The Impreza P25 will be produced in only 25 copies, invoiced at £460,000 excluding taxes per unit (€535,450), i.e. a price much higher than that displayed by the Impreza 22B marketed at the end of the 90s in 424 copies by the Japanese manufacturer, to celebrate its three titles acquired in the World Rally Championship between 1995 and 1997.