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Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car '01
Subaru-impreza-rally-car-01
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Subaru
Drivetrain 4WD[3]
Engine Flat-4 cylinder DOHC (WR-spec EJ20)
Max Power 291 BHP
Performance Points 479 PP
Top Speed 160mph (257kph)
Weight 1,230 kilograms (2,700 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 4.23 kg (9.3 lb) per horsepower

The Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car '01 is a Race car produced by Subaru. It first appears in Gran Turismo 4, and has appeared in every game since.

The car appears to be the #5 driven by Richard Burns, who would later become the 2001 WRC Driver's Champion.

DescriptionEdit

"Goodbye, 2-door coupe! the WR car with new advancements in aerodynamics."

The year 2001 was a noteworthy year for the WRC (World Rally Championship) Impreza race machine. Not only did the road-going Impreza undergo a full model change, the race version went from a 2-door to 4-door body style.

Naturally there were concerns of body rigidity with the new car, but Subaru made sure is possessed as much, or even more, structural rigidity than its predecessor without any weight increase. But what really set the new car apart from the 2-door version were the dramatically improved aerodynamics, a product of a new body style that was highlighted by the car's unusual face. Underneath the sheet metal, much of the previous car made its way into the new one, meaning it was still one of the most potent machines in the world.

The revitalized Impreza gave driver Richard Burns a victory in the 10th round at New Zealand. In 2002, STI engineers improved the engine's torque, lightened the chassis, and improved structural rigidity. They entered two cars in the WRC, piloted by Tommi Mäkinen and Petter Solberg; however, they fell short of the title that year.

Determined to win, Subaru completely redesigned the front fascia and the rear wing to improve aerodynamics. Low-end torque was improved to gain speed out of corners. As a result, Petter Solberg recorded four wins out of 14 races and took the Driver's Championship. Four-time world champion Mäkinen decided to end his 17-year career here, and the Impreza Rally Car became the last WRC car he raced.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 300,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 294,342 Credits. It is a Level 11 car.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can be obtained by winning the Normal Chamonix Rally in the Special Conditions hall.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Four-Wheel Drive

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