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.
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…’