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Subaru Impreza 22B WRX


Year 1998
Engine 2212 cc, flat 4 cylinder, turbo
Transmission 5 speed manual AWD
Max speed 155 mph
0-60 mph 5.3 seconds
Horsepower 290 bhp @ 6500 rpm
weight 1267 kg / 2794 lbs

In 1998, Subaru of Japan produced a widebody, 2-door, Impreza called the "22B STi". The 22B was developed to celebrate both Subaru's 40th anniversary as well as the 3rd consecutive manufacturer's title for Subaru in the FIA World Rally Championship. Upon the cars release all 399 cars sold out within hours. Another 25 were produced for export in to the UK.

16 of the 'export' 22B STi's were modified by Prodrive, with longer gear ratios, UK regulation headlights and driving lights and an official 3 year warranty. Because 50 22Bs had already been imported privately into the UK, Subaru UK had to wait until 1999 to register the 22B Type UKs under the Single Vehicle Approval scheme.

The 22B had the EJ22 engine as opposed to the regular EJ20 engine. This means the displacement was increased from 1994 cc to 2212 cc. The block is a closed-deck design. The heads (valves, valvetrain and such) were lifted from the STi Version 4 engine.




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