Subaru Impreza Profile

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Subaru Impreza General Information

After 3 1/2 years without wins with the Legacy RS, Prodrive felt it was time for a smaller design and the launch of Subaru's smaller saloon road car, the Impreza, came in perfectly.

We could add to the Subaru model history that the Legacy was originally scheduled to replace their main model range so far, the classic, boxy Leone. Well, it did in the show rooms. The Legacy was meant to improve Subaru's image and therefore was a bigger, posher looking saloon than the Leone ever was. The problem was in size and weight not only was the Legacy much bigger than the Leone, there now was a gap between Subaru's main saloon and their next smaller model. This is why some years later another new model was launched to fill that gap, the Impreza. When the Leone was replaced, nobody thought about an Impreza, but as the Impreza was in size more in line with their 1980s main model Leone, from now on the Impreza was regarded as Subaru's true successor of the Leone.

The irony in rally terms is that Prodrive wanted to debut the Impreza in Finland 1993, but the Subaru bosses in Japan did not wish to go ahead until the Legacy had won at least one event. Prodrive - and Subaru for that matter - were lucky, the Legacy won the last event before the scheduled Impreza debut and therefore the lights switched green just in time.

Another funny aspect is what gave the Impreza rally version its name. Subaru secured sponsorship from far Eastern cigarette brand 555. But while cigarette advertising is disallowed in most European countries, in one of the biggest marketing tricks ever Subaru simply decided to call their new rally car the "Impreza 555". Such with 555 being a model identity like GTI or WRX, people could have no objection for Subaru to display their 555 model name across their cars. Things didn't work out quite like that, but an ingenious try nevertheless. Also note how during that time Subaru works rally cars often had reg plates displaying 555.

Already on its debut, the rally Finland 1993, Ari Vatanen finished a promising 2nd, while the other new Impreza was crashed by Markku Alen virtually 100 yards into the first stage. It still took the car nearly a year for its first victory, but by 1995 Subaru and their driver Colin McRae took both titles with the Impreza 555.
 

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Subaru Impreza Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Subaru Impreza 555 (93-0) 300/5500 480/4000 4340.1690.1405 1208 (4) 4x4 (2520)

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Subaru Impreza Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
36th. 2003 WRC Swedish Rally B. Munster S. Prevot #119 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 2003 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. McRae P. Gullick #106 [UNKNOWN] 4:01:30.1
41st. 2002 WRC Swedish Rally J. Papadimitriou A. Harryman #115 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 2002 WRC Cyprus Rally J. Papadimitriou A. Harryman #32 [UNKNOWN] 4:50:20
27th. 2001 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Cavenagh . UNKNOWN #79 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 2001 WRC Safari Rally R. Green O. Taylor #26 [UNKNOWN] 11:54:33
12th. 2001 WRC Safari Rally L. Rose . UNKNOWN #34 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
33rd. 2000 WRC Swedish Rally J. Papadimitriou N. Petropoulos #48 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 1999 WRC Safari Rally L. Rose P. Daykin #47 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
23rd. 1999 WRC Safari Rally S. Rocca S. Haji #41 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1999 WRC Rallye de Portugal R. Madeira N. da Silva #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:15:51.5
10th. 1999 WRC Rallye de Portugal L. Climent A. Romani #23 [UNKNOWN] 4:17:10.3
7th. 1999 WRC Acropolis Rally L. Climent A. Romani #22 [UNKNOWN] 4:35:25.1
9th. 1998 WRC Safari Rally M. Brighetti A. Sidi #19 [UNKNOWN] 11:53:35
11th. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Richelmi T. Barjou #23 [UNKNOWN] 4:39:13.3
16th. 1998 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Dallavilla D. Fappani #16 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1998 WRC Tour de Corse F. Mariani B. Brissart #26 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 1998 WRC Rally Argentina F. Dor K. Gormley #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:48:21.3
9th. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Richelmi F. Delorme #17 [UNKNOWN] 4:41:52.5
30th. 1998 WRC Rally New Zealand F. Dor K. Gormley #20 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Mörtl J. Pattermann #70 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1998 WRC Rally Australia (WA) P. Bourne C. Vincent #13 [UNKNOWN] 3:59:30.2
20th. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Jones H. Lewis #58 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo O. Burri C. Hoffmann #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:45:35
6th. 1997 WRC Safari Rally F. Dor K. Gormley #16 [UNKNOWN] 15:13:52
6th. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Kamioka K. Gormley #31 [UNKNOWN] 5:10:40
15th. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal R. Madeira N. da Silva #8 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1997 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:13:51
6th. 1997 WRC Rallye Catalunya R. Madeira N. da Silva #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:15:12
10th. 1997 WRC Tour de Corse F. Mariani G. Thimonier #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:44:55
17th. 1997 WRC Tour de Corse A. Mörtl I. Minor #19 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally Y. Sakurai R. Morgan #18 [UNKNOWN] 5:11:15
9th. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Vovos . UNKNOWN #11 [UNKNOWN] 5:12:05
11th. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Dor D. Breton #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Bourne C. Vincent #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:20:05
23rd. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand F. Dor K. Gormley #20 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
29th. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland F. Dor D. Breton #57 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1997 WRC Rally of Indonesia R. Pribadi K. Wicha #20 [UNKNOWN] 5:11:27
9th. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Oldrati P. Lizzi #32 [UNKNOWN] 4:17:44
16th. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Dor D. Breton #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) P. Bourne C. Vincent #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:13:23
15th. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Kamioka K. Gormley #14 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:38:15
5th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:39:36
10th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally D. Auriol B. Occelli #3 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally P. Liatti M. Ferfoglia #10 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1996 WRC Safari Rally K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 12:55:28
4th. 1996 WRC Safari Rally C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] 13:48:16
5th. 1996 WRC Safari Rally P. Liatti M. Ferfoglia #3 [UNKNOWN] 14:06:42
2nd. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia P. Liatti F. Pons #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:30:23
1st. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:33:12
4th. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally P. Liatti F. Pons #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:38:02
5th. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:40:17
13th. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Dor D. Breton #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Kamioka K. Gormley #24 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1996 WRC Rally Argentina K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:53:21
7th. 1996 WRC Rally Argentina P. Liatti F. Pons #3 [UNKNOWN] 6:04:03
11th. 1996 WRC Rally Argentina M. Stohl P. Müller #24 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:07:35
10th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #33 [UNKNOWN] 4:22:41
22nd. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland M. Kamioka K. Gormley #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
34th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland F. Dor D. Breton #51 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland A. Navarra R. Casazza #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:10:07
4th. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:12:01
7th. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) P. Liatti F. Pons #3 [UNKNOWN] 4:20:21
8th. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) P. Bourne T. Sircombe #13 [UNKNOWN] 4:20:57
1st. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:26:57
5th. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:29:57
17th. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Dor K. Gormley #49 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #11 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #30 [UNKNOWN] 4:21:58
1st. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:14:20
2nd. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya P. Liatti F. Pons #3 [UNKNOWN] 4:14:27
7th. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:18:01
1st. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:32:31
8th. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Liatti A. Alessandrini #6 [UNKNOWN] 7:09:54
1st. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:32:37
3rd. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:35:51
7th. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal R. Burns R. Reid #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:46:58
12th. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Kamioka K. Gormley #32 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:16:07
5th. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:16:32
6th. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse P. Liatti A. Alessandrini #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:17:16
1st. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:33:06
7th. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Bourne T. Sircombe #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:42:01
2nd. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 4:54:18
11th. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) M. Kamioka K. Gormley #21 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
1st. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:05:58
2nd. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:06:49
3rd. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya P. Liatti A. Alessandrini #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:07:56
1st. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:09:19
2nd. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:09:55
3rd. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain R. Burns R. Reid #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:15:58
9th. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Kamioka K. Gormley #36 [UNKNOWN] 5:50:21
3rd. 1994 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:14:07
10th. 1994 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. McRae D. Ringer #7 [UNKNOWN] 7:01:30
4th. 1994 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Sainz L. Moya #3 [UNKNOWN] 6:23:15
2nd. 1994 WRC Tour de Corse C. Sainz L. Moya #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:58:47
1st. 1994 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #3 [UNKNOWN] 6:36:38
2nd. 1994 WRC Rally Argentina C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:50:48
1st. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand C. McRae D. Ringer #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:39:56
3rd. 1994 WRC Rally of Finland C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:34:48
2nd. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo C. Sainz L. Moya #10 [UNKNOWN] 5:57:01
5th. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:58:16
1st. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:17:25
13th. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Kamioka I. Stewart #28 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland A. Vatanen B. Berglund #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:24:38
5th. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Vatanen B. Berglund #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:33:59

Subaru Impreza Retirements

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. McRae P. Gullick #74 [UNKNOWN] SS3 transmission
Ret. 2002 WRC Safari Rally S. Rocca P. Stone #123 [UNKNOWN] SS1 transmission
Ret. 2002 WRC Safari Rally L. Rose P. Daykin #112 [UNKNOWN] SS9 transmission
Ret. 2002 WRC Safari Rally A. Cavenagh . UNKNOWN #101 [UNKNOWN] SS1 ?
Ret. 2001 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Papadimitriou A. Harryman #34 [UNKNOWN] SS0 engine
Ret. 2001 WRC Safari Rally S. Rocca P. Stone #45 [UNKNOWN] SS7 differential
Ret. 2000 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Jones H. Lewis #53 [UNKNOWN] SS10 crsah
Ret. 2000 WRC Safari Rally R. Green O. Taylor #23 [UNKNOWN] SS8 gearbox
Ret. 1999 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Jones H. Lewis #62 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo F. Metiffiot . UNKNOWN #69 [UNKNOWN] SS7 ?
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Bourne C. Vincent #11 [UNKNOWN] SS19 engine
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally New Zealand J. McAndrew . UNKNOWN #32 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Dallavilla D. Fappani #17 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1998 WRC Safari Rally F. Dor K. Gormley #10 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Navarra A. Alessandrini #20 [UNKNOWN] SS17 suspension
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Dallavilla D. Fappani #8 [UNKNOWN] SS5 gearbox
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Navarra A. Alessandrini #12 [UNKNOWN] SS21 gearbox
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #14 [UNKNOWN] SS4 given up
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand J. McAndrew B. Haldane #10 [UNKNOWN] SS14 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Navarra R. Casazza #12 [UNKNOWN] SS12 given up
Ret. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Kamioka K. Gormley #16 [UNKNOWN] SS17 electrics
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal Y. Sakurai R. Morgan #11 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1997 WRC Safari Rally M. Brighetti S. Thatthi #12 [UNKNOWN] SS4 transmission
Ret. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Navarra R. Casazza #16 [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo P. Liatti F. Pons #3 [UNKNOWN] SS11 electrics
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally of Finland C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally Argentina C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #26 [UNKNOWN] SS15 ?
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia C. McRae D. Ringer #1 [UNKNOWN] SS19 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia K. Eriksson S. Parmander #2 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally G. Trelles J. del Buono #22 [UNKNOWN] SS12 electrics
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] SS10 engine
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) P. Bourne T. Sircombe #6 [UNKNOWN] SS3 crash
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand R. Burns R. Reid #14 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse M. Massarotto . UNKNOWN #26 [UNKNOWN] SS1 gearbox
Ret. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally M. Jonsson J. Johannsson #6 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. McRae D. Ringer #4 [UNKNOWN] SS12 suspension
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain R. Burns R. Reid #9 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] SS24 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo P. Liatti L. Pirollo #18 [UNKNOWN] SS4 turbo
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Sainz L. Moya #6 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Bourne T. Sircombe #10 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand R. Burns R. Reid #11 [UNKNOWN] SS15 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally Argentina C. McRae D. Ringer #6 [UNKNOWN] SS16 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Acropolis Rally C. McRae D. Ringer #7 [UNKNOWN] SS22 disqualified - chassis bent and deemed too dangerous to continue
Ret. 1994 WRC Tour de Corse C. McRae D. Ringer #7 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. McRae D. Ringer #5 [UNKNOWN] SS25 fire
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] SS10 suspension
Ret. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. McRae D. Ringer #2 [UNKNOWN] SS23 head gasket
Ret. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland M. Alen I. Kivimäki #5 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash