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Subaru Leone General Information

Subaru's attempts at rallying seemed to show serious thinking, but they could not quite manage to make their program look truly professional. When the group A rules needed to be adopted, Subaru used that opportunity to replace their group 2 Leone 4-door saloon car for the smaller and lighter 2-door coupé version of the same model same generation. The car as well improved power compared to the group 2 version. This seemed like a move into the right direction. As well the car's WRC debut should have been promising, but somehow Noriyuki Koseki's team again failed to convince that his Subarus were reliable and well performing cars.

The debut of the first group A Subaru ever was in Monte Carlo 1984 and the driver was none other than Shekhar Mehta. There were absolutely masses of snow on the 1984 Monte, the situation could have hardly been any better for Subaru. Yet, the car finished some 46 minutes off the pace of the group A front runners, including FWD ones, and in fact was chased by the leading group N cars. Then in the Safari Subarus finished 12th & 14th overall - quite an embarrassment considering Koseki entered no less than 9 works cars to achieve that result!
 

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Subaru Leone Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Subaru Leone Coupé (84-85) 160/5600 200/3600 4150.1620.1410 950 (6.2) 4x4 (2370)

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Subaru Leone Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
14th. 1984 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo S. Mehta Y. Mehta #11 [UNKNOWN] 10:18:36
12th. 1984 WRC Safari Rally T. Fowkes P. O'Gorman #34 [UNKNOWN] 11:53:00
14th. 1984 WRC Safari Rally F. Tundo Q. Thomson #26 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1984 WRC Safari Rally Y. Takaoka . UNKNOWN #24 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1984 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Bourne M. Eggleton #31 [UNKNOWN] 12:04:46
9th. 1984 WRC Rally New Zealand T. Teesdale G. Smith #36 [UNKNOWN] 12:21:01
14th. 1983 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Bourne . UNKNOWN #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Subaru Leone Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1986 WRC Safari Rally A. Anwar . UNKNOWN #71 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally . Ciaraldi . UNKNOWN #35 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally . Alam . UNKNOWN #36 [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally C. Vitulli R. Nixon #39 [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally F. Takahashi . UNKNOWN #30 [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally P. Njiru D. Macharia #69 [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally A. Molino . UNKNOWN #83 [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally R. Khoda . UNKNOWN #27 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1984 WRC Safari Rally . Saito . UNKNOWN #51 [UNKNOWN] SS99 gearbox