Although the Japanese automaker Subaru pulled out of their factory backed World Rally Championship efforts, the company that built those iconic blue WRC competitors, Prodrive, are still working hard on new versions of the purpose built rally car for privateer racers. Prodrive has just released details about the 2010 Group N Subaru Impreza that will compete in 2010, priced at just under $200,000 the Prodrive Subaru Impreza N2010 WRC is sure to deliver for those willing to take the risk on the stages of the World Rally Championship.

The Impreza N2010 utilizes a new larger 33 mm air restrictor connected to the turbocharged. The new piece was introduced by the FIA in order to help balance the performance between the Group N and unrestricted Super2000 rally cars. Simply by increasing the size of the opening by only one millimeter, fitting a set of high flow fuel injectors and recalibrating the ECU to make everything work harmoniously gives the Scooby a 20 HP bump while beefing up the torque curve and increasing throttle response throughout the entire RPM band while the new Ohlins suspension ensures that the all wheel drive rally car stays on course until the end of the stage.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Impreza N2010 uses the new larger 33mm air restrictor, introduced by the FIA to help balance the performance of Group N and the unrestricted Super2000 rally cars. Increasing the restrictor diameter from 32 to 33mm, fitting high flow fuel injectors and recalibrating the ECU increases peak power by 20 bhp, but more significantly, improves torque and responsiveness throughout the rev range.

2010 Prodrive Subaru Impreza N2010 WRC Drivetrain
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The improvements in engine performance have been matched by enhancements to the car’s dynamics. The N2010 Ohlins dampers have been revised with extra travel front and rear, while all the suspension bushes have been strengthened.

“The engine and suspension changes make the N2010 far more competitive,” said Graham Prew, Prodrive sales manager. “On gravel the Impreza is certainly a match for any Super 2000, but it is on tarmac, that the additional engine performance will really come into its own and make the N2010 a competitive alternative to a Super 2000, but at about half the price and with significantly lower running costs.”

2010 Prodrive Subaru Impreza N2010 WRC Exterior
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The Impreza N2010 prices start at £120,000 and for the first time Prodrive has introduced a financing option to enable the car to be leased over two years with an option to buy the car at the end of the agreement. The package includes insurance and system rebuilds.

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  (474) posted on 03.4.2011

Prodrive never ran the factory Honda F1 team; David Richards, who is the chairman of Prodrive, ran the BAR Honda as its principal before Honda took full ownership of the team.
When Honda F1 withdrew from Formula, Ross Brawn led an employee rescue of the firm and the team switched to Mercedes engines and became known as Brawn Grand Prix.

  (570) posted on 03.2.2011

The stickers are $1,000 higher than for the comparable WRX Premium models. The WRX Limited adds HID headlamps, Sirius Satellite Radio and leather seats.
Subaru is just an amazing automaker. If their cars cost 1K-2K less and had 3-4 more MPG they easily would sell same amount of cars as Toyota or GM.

  (534) posted on 11.15.2010

Subaru is just an amazing automaker. If their cars cost 1K-2K less and had 3-4 more MPG they easily would sell same amount of cars as Toyota or GM.

  (515) posted on 11.8.2010

The alternative fuel is interesting but a waste for everyday use, we are 10+ years from having readily available sources, unless it’s bio diesel. Parking that beast must be fun, I wonder how much larger it really is. Very cool.

  (221) posted on 11.5.2010

these head lights and front grill along with the front bumper is a complete xerography from JDM civic 8th generation.

  (331) posted on 10.7.2010

The homological it to production-based Group N specifications...

  (702) posted on 04.7.2010

Lovely engine, IMO it’s quite hard to replace a broken fan belt due to it’s engine compartment is like sardines.

  (806) posted on 02.24.2010

well I guess this is the right time to join again the WRC. but don’t be so confident subaru will surely going to have a hard time beating the Citroen finest driver Leob and fords "baby face" Mikko hirvonen and Latvala.

  (570) posted on 01.31.2010

I haven’t been really a fan of stock Subaru Impreza as I barely see them in the streets of the city from where I am at, but I really like it when they perform on rallies.

  (808) posted on 01.25.2010

Subaru Impreza is a very versatile car, you can use it as a race car and daily on the streets.

  (555) posted on 01.19.2010

Prodrive is giving off a good deal. How can we get that. Even though I am not a racer, I want to own this. What countries are they offering the financing options?

  (612) posted on 01.18.2010

I’ve been thinking how fast this Prodrive Impreza off the road. Of course a lot of rally car racers are into this car(well no doubt that this Subaru Impreza became a champion car on a rally race) and even though the cost is too high, you can see some changes and ECU tweaks on this one so it’s worth it.

  (708) posted on 01.18.2010

we all know that subaru is one of the best rally cars ever, able to compete with the Evo and Focus, i wonder why they pulled out the subaru team in WRC. Citroen and focus really had a hard time beating the Japanese cars.

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