Prodrive made its name as a tuner for Subaru’s WRC efforts in the 1990s.
The P25 is a carbon-composite 400-horsepower modern version of the fabled 22B.
In my opinion, the World Rallye Championship was at its absolute peak from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. In these nearly 20 years, countless cars became the stuff of automotive legend and arguably, behind only Audi, Subaru had the greatest impact on the sport with the Impreza.
Beyond the WRX and STI, the limited-run 22B still stands as the most significant GC Impreza. As a tribute to that car and to celebrate its involvement in the sport, Prodrive has created the P25.
David Richards, Prodrive chairman, said: “The iconic blue Subarus bring back memories of an extraordinary era of the WRC and it was the Impreza 22B that brought this rally car performance to the road. By reimagining this car using the latest technologies and materials the Prodrive P25 pays homage to its roots and there will be little else able to match its performance on the open road. I therefore believe we have achieved our vision of creating our own modern interpretation of the most iconic Subaru Impreza ever.”
The P25, based on the images, is a near-identical recreation of the 22B however its body panels consist of carbon composite. Under the exquisite bonnet is a modern turbocharged 2.5-litre boxer-4 from Subaru which has been reworked to produce 400 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque according to Pistonheads. The use of a Garrett motorsport turbo connected to an upgraded intercooler and airbox, as well as an Akrapovic titanium and stainless steel racing exhaust guarantee that the P25 will be heard before it will be seen.
Tipping the scale at about 1,200 kg, the P25 will launch to 100 km/h in only 3.5 seconds. And despite its £460,000 (plus VAT), or about $555,000 (purposefully rounded out this way), all 25 will surely move fast.