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Subaru IMPREZA WRC 2008 '08
Subaru IMPREZA WRC 2008 '08
Appears in Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 PR[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer Subaru
Drivetrain 4WD[3]
Engine WR-spec EJ20
Max Power 318 BHP
Performance Points 499 PP
Weight 1,230 kilograms (2,700 lb)

The Subaru IMPREZA WRC 2008 '08 is a Race car produced by Subaru. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 and in Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #5 driven by Petter Solberg, who achieved a 6th place overall in the 2008 WRC season Driver's Championship.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The Impreza WR car with improved handling and a new 5-door body."



Having struggled with poor results in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the early half of the 2000s, the Subaru World Rally Team unveiled a new rally race car in 2008, with hopes of returning to the top of the WRC heap. The car was based on the third-generation 5-door Impreza "wagon" that went into production in 2007.

It was 1.9 inches shorter than the outgoing race car, with a 3.7 inch[4] longer wheelbase. it featured shorter front and rear overhangs and a new reinforced front subframe (this component was lacking on the previous WRC Impreza racer). The rear suspension was also changed from a double-wishbone setup to one that utilized struts. The end result was a much more nimble car that possessed greater cornering speed.

Under the hood was the same engine as the previous car, a horizontally-opposed turbocharged 2.0-liter[5] flat-4, but this unit was now paired with a more compact transmission that was 10 kg lighter.

The Impreza WRC 2008 made its debut at the Acropolis Rally, the 7th round of the 2008 championship, and although the car experienced minor problems at the onset, it hit its stride in mid-season. At Rally Japan, Round 14 of the season, the Subaru team entered the event with high hopes of regaining the top spot on the podium, but it was not meant to be as driver Chris Atkinson finished 4th and Petter Solberg retired from the race. Later that year, Subaru announced its withdrawal from the WRC series.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Premium Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Four-Wheel Drive
  4. Pluralized as "inches" in the game.
  5. The word "turbocharged" is repeated in the same sentence in the game.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

As a Premium car, the Subaru IMPREZA WRC 2008 '08 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 850,000 Credits. It is a Level 13 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 850.000 Credits. It is a detailed car.

NotesEdit

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