22b: First generation Impreza WRX STi special variants


To counter the grey imports of high-performance Japanese variants, Subaru UK commissioned Prodrive to produce an ‘official’ limited edition of 1,000 two-door cars in Sonic Blue.[9] The chassis was a 2-door coupe. They were taken from the STI Type R lines and used for the P1. The car was the only coupe version of the WRX STI GC chassis to receive ABS. In order to allow for ABS, the DCCD was dropped. Engine output was boosted to 276 bhp (206 kW; 280 PS), and the suspension optimized for British roads. Options were available from Subaru consisting of 6 piston front brake calipers, electric Recaro seats, 18″ OZ alloys and a P1(Prodrive) stamped backbox. The P1, or Prodrive One, is echoed in the name of the Prodrive P2 concept car.