Review: Subaru Impreza STI WRX Model 22B

Subaru Impreza STI WRX Model 22B
Subaru Impreza STI WRX Model 22B An official Subaru replica of Colin McRae’s 555 WRC 98 rally car with high-rise adjustable spoiler and huge wheel arches, the 22B’s turbocharged flat-four is based on that of the WRX.

Subaru Impreza STI WRX Model 22B

The STI model is the work of Subaru’s official STI department, or Subaru Technica International, with a limited production of just 399

Engine capacity increased from 1,994cc to 2,212cc, torque peaking at a more user-friendly 3,200 rpm instead of 4,000 rpm, with a wider band available to do business from 2,800-5,400 rpm via a stronger twin-plate ceramic/metal clutch. Front track is 20mm wider, the rear by 40mm, with Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs and rose joints. A quicker-ratio steering rack and BBS 17” wheels go with 235/40 Pirelli P Zeros, with water-spray cooling for the intercooler and a higher spec short-ratio gearbox. A massive 350bhp is on tap, with 0-60mph estimated at under 3-seconds, and 100mph coming up in about 10 seconds, while the braking effect is compared to ‘trying to drive into Superman’s outstretched hand…’