There have been seven noted versions of the Subaru Impreza WRX dating back from Subaru's original World Rally Cross staging vehicles. Subaru adopted the name "WRX" to stand for "World Rally eXperimental", as all WRX versions feature rally inspired technology, including all-wheel drive, stiffened suspension and turbocharged four cylinder engines. In 1994, Subaru introduced Subaru Tecnica International (STI) versions of the WRX in Japan. These models were upgraded from the standard WRX in many categories, including blueprinted performance-tuned engines, transmissions, and suspension. The STi versions of the WRX were immensely successful in rallies and popular among street racers but were only sold into the Japanese market. Compared to the WRX, the STi had mostly mechanical modifications. To counter the grey imports of high-performance Japanese STi variants, Subaru UK commissioned Prodrive to produce a limited edition of 1,000 two-door cars in Sonic Blue, called the WRX 'P1'. Released in March 2000, they were built using the STi Type-R chassis. The car was the only coupé version of the WRX STi chassis to receive ABS. In order to allow for ABS, engine output was boosted to 276bhp and the suspension optimised for British roads.
The Subaru Impeza P1 offered for sale at Autostorico is No 0887 of 1000 and was first registered in September 2000 through Lancaster Subaru in Sevenoaks. Having covered a mere 71,445 miles this stunning, 3 owner, P1 must be one of the most original, unmolested P1’s in existence. Only 340 of the original 1000 cars are still registered and the majority of these are no longer original due to extensive modifications. This exceptional P1 boasts a comprehensive main dealer service history with 28 Subaru main agent stamps the most recent of which was carried out by Simpsons Subaru of Wiltshire at 71,322 miles. Specification highlights include; Air conditioning, Momo steering wheel, Recaro seats, Original P1 exhaust, Remote alarm and immobiliser and carpet mats.
Supplied with an extensive history file including a current V5 registration document, previous MOT’s, Subaru P1 brochure and various invoices.
This car represents a fantastic opportunity to own a totally original rally inspired modern classic which will certainly appreciate over time.
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