Prodrive’s new P25 may be incredibly expensive, but it proved to be one of the highlights of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and, at the event, Carfection’s Henry Catchpole had the chance to check out the car in person.
In creating the car, Prodrive wanted to combine the best elements of the famous Impreza 22B with the STi WRC rally car to create the ultimate driver’s car. Only 25 units will be built.
The Prodrive P25 sits on a stock WRX two-door chassis, and while it features Subaru’s current 2.5-liter under the hood, that engine has been revised and sports a new motorsport-derived Garrett turbocharger, from new lines, pistons, rods and a bespoke. valve train. There is also a high-performance intercooler and an Akrapovic exhaust made of a combination of titanium and stainless steel.
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Prodrive’s official press release says the car is good for 400bhp and 443lb-ft (600Nm) of torque, but speaking with Catchpole, Prodrive’s head of research and development says it has in makes over 450 hp.
Coupled to the engine, a six-speed sequential transmission with helically cut gears can change gears in just 80 milliseconds. There’s also a powerful launch control system that handles the first two gear changes before shifting control once the car is in third gear. Prodrive says it can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 3.5 seconds.
This Carfection video also gives us our first in-depth look at the interior. It is very similar to a stock WRX but has been re-upholstered in black leather and Alcantara, with blue contrast stitching and a set of large paddle shifters. Prodrive notes that it will offer customers the choice of a stripped down, hardcore version of the interior or a slightly more luxurious and comfortable version.