Subaru has unveiled its stunning new generation All-Wheel Drive Impreza World Rally Car 2008, in time for its competitive debut at this monthâ€™s Acropolis Rally in Greece.
Subaru has laid the finishing touches on their Subaru Impreza World Rally Car 2008 and the car will make its World Rally Championship (WRC) debut at the upcoming Acropolis Rally in Greece (starts May 29), round 7 on the WRC calender.
The Subaru Impreza WRC2008 is based on the hugely successful Subaru Impreza STI and will be piloted by Australian Chris Atkinson and Norwegian Petter Solberg. This is the first time that Subaru will use a hatchback model as their WRC representative and has been called ‘the most radically different Subaru World Rally Car in 15 years’ by the team. Subaru has painted the WRC car in a bold new color scheme which is still blue.
The new WRC 2008 is powered by a 2.0 liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer engine producing 224 kW or about 300 hp. The car also features a longer wheelbase and shorter front and rear overhangs than its predecessor.
Subaru World Rally Team (SWRT) hopes to relive its glory days from the mid nineties when they took three consecutive manufacturers titles (1995, 96 and 97).