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Subaru Impreza WRC 97


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'As far as historic rally cars go, Subaru Impreza WRC97001 is one of the most important ever made' (David Lilywhite - Octane magazine, May 2010) 'To many, the mid 1990s was the heyday of the Subaru World Rally Team. Following the drivers' and manufacturers' double in 1995 and a further manufacturers' title in 1996, the blue and yellow Impreza was rapidly becoming the icon of the championship and Colin McRae one of rallying's great stars. 1997 brought in a new era in the World Rally Championship, with the introduction of the appropriately named World Rally Car formula. While some continued to compete with what were predominantly modified Group A cars, the new FIA regulations provided an opportunity to bring new manufacturers into the championship, who otherwise were unable to homologate suitable road cars. At Prodrive we seized the opportunity, and while our Group A Impreza was already very competitive, we went back to the drawing board to develop a new two door Impreza World Rally Car from scratch. The engineering team, led by David Lapworth, spent 1996 developing the new car, and by the last event of the season, Rallye Catalunya, we were able to unveil our new car to the world's p


auction subaru impreza wrc 97 2-door 4-door 6-speed manual restored sat-nav 1996 saloon

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The Motor House, Lyncastle Road
Warrington, WA4 4SN, Cheshire
United Kingdom

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