Subaru Impreza STI PPP. Professionally built.
This was built in 2013 from a very well looked after STI with the Prodrive pack.
Using one of the UK's most respected Subaru Specialists, Thwaites Development Racing in warwickshire, the mandate was simple:
Build the best 'investment car', as possible, using the very best components available to ensure a happy 'balance' between engine longevity / reliability and blistering performance! I didn't want a 'delicate', out and out 'power car', that required open heart surgery every time it went out, but a car that was strong, built to last, and driveable. The car has only covered about 1000 miles since the build, and 600 miles of that was running the engine properly in! She lives in a heated garage! These are becoming rarer and rarer everyday. Ones built like this simply do not become available. They are sadly broken for parts, as the demand for the parts is massive. In a matter of a few years, these cars will join the likes and values of Quattros, Cosworths, Mexicos etc.
This car is exactly what I hoped for! She is fast; phenomenol to drive, handles like shes on rails, strong and safe.
The engine consists of a fully forged 2.0 litre (I wanted to maintain engine revs), 400 hp unit, made upo of Roger Clark Motorsports components. (please see list). Just the components alone exceed £20k.
Suspension is BC Coilovers all round, with bracing above and below, front and back. She is stiff!
Interior is a balance between comfort and track use. The rear is stripped, but all the mounting points for rear seats remain. The original dash remains, with everything working altho the aircon has been deleted. The seats are Bimarco race seats with 6 point harnesses. There is a rally intercom fitted. There is a hillclimb series (class) which insists that dashboard remains.
Brakes are STI brakes with uprated rotors. The brake performance and 'feel' is awesome!
There are two sets of black (matt and gloss) perfect alloys, one with rain tyres, one with stickies.
As the car has been essentially stored , it can now be 'tweaked' to accomodate what the next owner wants to do with her...what ever that might be.