Subaru Rally Team Australia
RBR World Rally Championship

A History

The story behind the Impreza’s success is best told by the raw statistics: six World Rally Championship titles and 46 outright rally wins. The Impreza has been the defining car in Subaru’s elevation from relative obscurity to a legend in world rallying. From its inception in 1993, the Impreza has provided a sensory assault on motorsport fans across the globe. Subaru’s blue and yellow livery is now as iconic as the flat-four engine note which trumpets the car’s continued success. And for a great car, there have been great drivers: Ari Vatanen, Kenneth Eriksson, Colin McRae, Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen, Tommi Mäkinen and the sadly-missed Richard Burns have all succeeded with the car down the years. Most recently, Petter Solberg has made the Impreza his own, demonstrating its undiminished appetite for glory when he won the 2003 Drivers’ World Rally Championship title.

Engine

Engine Flat four-cylinder, 16 valve, turbocharged
Capacity 1997cc
Bore 92.0mm
Stroke 75.0mm
Engine management Subaru programmable electronic engine management system
Power 300bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 60kg-m @ 4000rpm
Exhaust system Inconnel with Subaru anti-lag system. Fitted with catalytic converters
Turbo charger IHI - with WRC regulation 34mm
restrictor
Spark plugs DENSO
Fuel tank capacity 80 litres

Drive

Engine Flat four-cylinder, 16 valve, turbocharged
Capacity 1997cc
Bore 92.0mm
Stroke 75.0mm
Engine management Subaru programmable electronic engine management system
Power 300bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 60kg-m @ 4000rpm
Transmission Six-speed electro-hydraulic
Torque split front/rear: 50/50
Electro-hydraulically controlled centre differential
Mechanical front and rear differentials
Drive system Four-wheel drive
Suspension Front: MacPherson strut
Rear: MacPherson strut with longitudinal and transverse link
Shock absorbers Sachs, fully adjustable
Brakes AP Racing 305mm ventilated discs and four-pot calipers front and rear. For asphalt use, front brakes are 366mm ventilated discs with six-pot calipers
Exhaust system Inconnel with Subaru anti-lag system. Fitted with catalytic converters
Steering Power assisted rack and pinion
Dimensions Overall length: 4465mm
Overall width: 1800mm
Overall height: 1390mm
Wheelbase: 2540mm
Car weight: 1230kgs (WRC regulation min.)
Data systems Single integrated electronic system controlling engine, transmission and data-logging
Driver display LCD colour monitor with eight selectable data screens
Tyres BFGoodrich
Radio equipment Kenwood
Turbo charger IHI - with WRC regulation 34mm restrictor
Spark plugs DENSO
Wheels BBS: 15” diameter for gravel, 16” for snow, 18” for tarmac
Fuel tank capacity 80 litres

Dimensions

Overall length 4465mm
Overall width 1800mm
Overall height 1390mm
Wheelbase 2540mm
Car weight 1230kgs (WRC regulation min.)