Prodrive today took to its social media channels to tease a new car called the “P25”. Respecting one of its most legendary cars, the new car looks like a restomad version of the first generation two-door WRX and will be released on May 25, 2022.
The Legendary UK Race Team is a quick sketch and hints at what’s to come without the promise that the P25 will be “redefined as an icon”. It may suggest that, like Cyan Racing, Prodrive will create a modern and modified version of the first-generation Subaru Impreza WRX for well-heeled, nostalgic customers.
Deeply connected to the race team brand, he designed, manufactured and operated race cars for the Subaru World Rally team from 1990 to 2008. At the time, it had won three driver’s championships and three maker titles with legendary drivers like Colin Macroy. And Richard Burns – both of whom have popular rally video games.
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However, in 1997, 25 years ago, the World Rally Car Regulations replaced the Group A Regulations, ushering in a new era of rally racing. Although Colin McRae lost the driver’s title by a single point, Prodrive-produced Subaru Impreza WRC won the title of the most competitive constructor.
But the name carries more significance. In 2000, Prodrive released the Impreza P1, a highly modified, road-going version of the Impreza coupe. It features ProDrive suspension, an engine modified to make 280 hp (209 kW / 284 PS) and a special front spoiler extension designed by Peter Stevens, who helped design the McLaren F1.
It remains to be seen how the new P25 will compare to that car, but the large wing and hood scoop seen in the sketches released today suggest that it will be a similarly big hit for Subaru fans and Rally fans alike.