Subaru recently revealed a collection of legendary rally cars in Los Angeles at Global Rallycross and Subiefest events. These cars tell winning Subaru rally stories. From record-breaking models to championship-winning icons, this collection covers the globe and exemplifies the breadth and diversity of the Subaru rally legacy.
2015 Isle of Man Subaru WRX STI
This 2015 Subaru WRX STI piloted by Mark Higgins set a new lap record of the fabled 37-mile Isle of Man TT Road Course with an average lap speed of 116.470 and a time of 19.26. This breaks the previous record of 115.36 that was set in 2012 by Mark Higgins in a 2010 Subaru WRX STI.
This U.S.-spec 2015 WRX STI is stock with the exception of an FIA-spec roll cage, racing seat and harness, fire suppression system, and modified springs and dampers to handle the sustained high speeds and changing conditions of the course. The Subaru WRX STI also features Dunlop Direzza tires and a high-decibel straight exhaust for crowd safety. The speed limiter also was removed from the car.
2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206 NBR Challenge Model
The 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206 NBR Challenge model was released in Japan to commemorate the class win at the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race. This limited-edition model is accented by a carbon roof, original dry carbon rear spoiler, and clad with the S206 Nürburgring Challenge badge. The engine is exclusive for the S206, the weight balance between the piston, connecting rod, and crankshaft is optimized to enhance the rev feel. Along with a ball bearing turbocharger, ECU (Engine Control Unit) with STI tuning, and a sports muffler with lowered back pressure exhaust – the S206 produces a total of 315 horsepoer and a peak torque of 318 lb-ft.
2004 Subaru WRX STI
The 2004 Impreza WRX STi is an ultra-high-performance, all-wheel drive sedan. Based on the critically acclaimed Subaru Impreza WRX, this Impreza WRX STi is completely re-engineered to provide world-class sports car levels of acceleration, handling, and braking performance. The Impreza WRX STi is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled 2.5-liter DOHC boxer engine producing 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of peak torque, teamed exclusively to a 6-speed manual transmission. Power is transferred to all four wheels via a sophisticated Subaru All-Wheel Drive system designed to optimize performance in all conditions.
1999 Subaru Impreza 22B STi Rally Car
In 1998 Subaru produced a wide-body coupe WRX STi named the 22B STi from March through August of that year. It was to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Subaru, as well as the third consecutive manufacturer’s title for Subaru in the FIA WRC (1995-1997). All 400 Japanese units sold within one hour of being released for sale. The 22B boasts a 280-hp 2212cc 4-cylinder boxer engine and widened body from the Peter Stevens-designed WRC car. During assembly, a WRX Type R chassis was taken off the assembly line for upgrading. Modifications included a unique hood, front and rear fenders, adjustable rear wing, Bilstein suspension, red-painted Brembo brakes, special tires and rims, and a ceramic-disc clutch.
1996 Subaru Impreza 555 Rally Car
The 555 Rally Car was used on the auto show circuit to promote the launch of the Impreza 2.5RS Coupe in the 1998 model year. It is a WRX STi Type RA (Rally Applicant) that was often used as the basis for a rally car built by privateers and non-factory teams to compete in World Rally Championship (WRC) Group N competition. It features a 270-hp 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer 4-cylinder engine. It is displayed in non-555 livery to comply with the ban of tobacco related advertising in certain countries that were part of the WRC racing circuit. The hash marks, which themselves are stylized images of the famous 555 logo, were used to comply with the ban while still alluding to the cigarette manufacturer’s sponsorship of the WRC team.