The 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC was a rally car based on the Subaru Impreza road car. It was the successor to the Subaru Legacy RS and was designed for use in the World Rally Championship. The car was developed and built by Prodrive and was powered by a Subaru EJ20 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. The car made its debut in 1997 at the Monte Carlo Rally, where it was driven by Colin McRae and took its first victory in the same year at the Safari Rally.
The Impreza WRC was a development of the Legacy RS and featured a lightweight spaceframe chassis and composite body panels. The car was powered by a Subaru EJ20 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which was capable of producing up to 300bhp. The car was fitted with a 4WD system which was designed to optimize traction in all conditions. The car featured adjustable suspension, which allowed the driver to adjust the car’s setup to suit the conditions.
The Impreza WRC was a successful rally car and won the World Rally Championship in 1997 and 1998. The car was driven by a number of drivers including Colin McRae, Richard Burns, and Tommi Makinen. The car was also driven by a number of other drivers including Possum Bourne, Carlos Sainz, and Piero Liatti.
The Impreza WRC was a popular car among fans due to its aggressive styling and distinctive blue and yellow livery. The car was also successful in other forms of motorsport, including rallycross, hillclimbing and tarmac rallies. The car was also popular in the world of motorsport video games, appearing in a number of titles including Colin McRae Rally, Dirt, and Dirt 2. The car also featured in the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious.
The Impreza WRC was replaced in 2003 by the Subaru Impreza WRC 2003. The car featured a more powerful engine and more advanced aerodynamics, which allowed the car to achieve greater performance on the stages. The car was driven by Petter Solberg and won the 2003 World Rally Championship. The car was also driven by Chris Atkinson and Tommi Makinen and was successful in other forms of motorsport.
The Subaru Impreza WRC was a successful rally car and is remembered as one of the most iconic rally cars of all time. The car was popular among fans and was successful in a number of motorsport disciplines. The car was also popular in video games and the world of cinema.