A 400-HP Restomod Subaru WRX Will Be As Superior As It Sounds
– by Automobilnews.eu
The automotive will likely be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine, producing greater than 400 horsepower. That well-known flat-four will likely be mated to a six-speed, semi-automatic paddle-shift transmission.
Which may increase some eyebrows, however we’re betting this will likely be a rally-style sequential gearbox, not in contrast to what you’d discover in a few of McRae’s different automobiles. Whereas Prodrive does not point out it within the press launch, there is no manner this automotive will likely be something however AWD. It will even be mild, because of “intensive use of carbon fiber and a light-weight chassis.”
The visible inspiration from the 22B is clear, particularly on the entrance. Peter Stevens, who designed the unique WRC Impreza, can also be behind the P25’s design.
Engineering is overseen by one other WRC heavyweight, David Lapworth, Prodrive’s technical director. By all accounts, this appears to be as near a reproduced WRC Impreza as you’ll get.