Subaru has constructed some fantastic highway vehicles over the a long time and the Impreza 22B STi may simply be the best.
The Impreza 22B STi was born out of the World Rally Championship and is price six figures. Subaru constructed the limited-run 22B STi to have fun its third consecutive producers’ title within the World Rally Championship, achieved with the legendary Colin McRae behind the wheel. Simply 400 models had been constructed, and Doug DeMuro not too long ago had the chance to check out certainly one of them.
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Powering the automobile was an EJ22 four-cylinder engine that had its displacement elevated to 2.2-liters, featured a hand-assembled closed-deck block, and was additionally fitted with a bigger turbocharger, turbo timer, solid pistons, steel head gaskets, new inlet valves and sodium-filled exhaust valves. Subaru’s official phrase is that the automobile has 276 hp and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque. Nonetheless, the automobile got here out when there was a Gents’s Settlement between Japanese automobile producers limiting their automobiles to 276 hp. In actuality, the 22B has way more than that.
Mated to the engine is a 5-speed guide transmission and the automobile contains a host of different important mechanical modifications that make it an awesome performer. For instance, there are 4-piston entrance and 2-piston rear brake calipers, a differential lock management module, Bilstein suspension, entrance and rear strut braces, a twin-disc clutch, and bespoke wheels.
Unsurprisingly, DeMuro may be very impressed by the 22B. Then once more, that’s no shock, as this actually is the holy grail of Subarus.