|Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car '99|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2|
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||476 BHP (GT2)|
289 BHP (GT3-6)
|Performance Points||476 PP|
|Weight||1,230 kilograms (2,700 lb)|
The car appears to be the #5 driven by Englishman Richard Burns, who achieved 2nd place overall in the 1999 WRC season Driver's Championship, just short of Tommi Mäkinen.
"The 2-door coupe that fought in the WRC as the first Impreza WR car."
The Impreza World Rally Car, created by Subaru under the WRC's new vehicle category in 1997, impressed all who saw its 2-door body that featured enlarged fenders and sophisticated aerodynamic design. The car demonstrated remarkable success right out of the gates, taking three straight victories between the season opener in Monte Carlo and at the Safari Rally in the third round. It then won the 6th and 9th rounds before wrapping up the season winning three straight races. The Subaru was the cream of the crop in its first year.
Things weren't so rosy for Subaru the following year as rival teams improved their machines in response to the Impreza. As a result, Subaru made improvements to its car by installing a fly-by-wire electronically-controlled semi-automatic throttle system. The driver lineup also changed, making Richard Burns and Juha Kankkunen the main pilots.
While the first part of the 1999 season was less than spectacular, the Impreza started getting its groove in the middle of the season. It won its first race in Round 7 at Argentina and then won four times after that, including three 1-2 finishes. In the end, it placed 2nd in the Constructor's Championship.
The Impreza underwent major changed the following year, but when the dust had cleared at the end of the 2000 season, it wasn't enough to win the Championship, losing to Peugeot by a narrow margin.
This car can be purchased in the special section of the Subaru dealership for 500,000 Credits. In addition, this car is one of the rally cars that are available from the start in Arcade Mode. It is also one of the rally cars with a properly named color scheme: Sonic Blue Mica.
This car can be purchased for 300,000 Credits. It can also be won by winning the Tahiti Maze Reverse rally, on the rally races section. Like in GT2, this car is available only in Sonic Blue Mica.
This car can be won by winning the Cathedral Rocks Trail I Rally on Medium. Like in GT3, this car is available only in Sonic Blue Mica.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits. Like in GT4, this car is available only in Sonic Blue Mica.
As a Standard car, the Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car '99 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 283,960 Credits. It is a Level 11 car. Like in GTPSP, this car is available only in Sonic Blue Mica.
This car can be purchased for 300,000 Credits. It is a simplified car. Like in GT5, this car is available only in Sonic Blue Mica.
In Gran Turismo 2, it has an unrealistically high redline of 9.000 RPM. This contradicts the fact that WRC cars usually revs up to 6.000 RPM. This is corrected in Gran Turismo 4, however, as the GT4 rendition has the correct 6.000 RPM redline, just like the actual WRC car.