Prodrive P25 races up the hill at Goodwood making sweet four-course boxer music
A true rallying icon, the Subaru Impreza 22B gets a makeover as Prodrive unveils the P25 as a tribute to the legend. The ultra-limited special edition celebrated its dynamic debut this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where the restomod climbed the famous hill to the delight of the public. Beneath the familiar skin is a stock WRX two-door chassis, but everything else has been revamped.
The flat-four engine sounds great, and it puts out over 400 horsepower and ample torque of 600 Newton-meters (443 pound-feet) in a car that weighs less than 1,200 kilograms (2,645 pounds). The uphill course was obviously too short to exploit the full capabilities of the P25, but Prodrive claims its road-legal WRC machine has supercar levels of acceleration sprinting to 62mph (100kph) in less than three and a half seconds.
Most of the body panels are made of carbon composite to reduce weight, while the engine is linked to a six-speed semi-automatic transmission featuring a launch control system derived from WRC rally cars. Needless to say, the P25 has all-wheel drive and comes with plenty of high-end goodies ranging from a Garrett turbo and Bilstein shocks to AP Racing brakes and an adjustable active center differential complemented by front limited-slip differentials. and back.
As a reminder, Prodrive is converting 25 cars for a whopping £460,000 ($564,000) a pop, and that’s before applicable UK Value Added Tax (VAT). The first deliveries to customers should begin before the end of the year. Those willing to spend a not-so-small fortune on the P25 can order the car without a rear seat. Instead, the motorsport specialist can install a partial roll cage.