This past couple of weeks have been filled with reveals of reimagined classic motor vehicles, with Milivé introducing its modern interpretation of the VW Beetle and David Brown Automotive unveiling its Marshall Amplification-inspired Mini Remastered. Now, Prodrive has whipped the wraps off the P25, a modernised version of the iconic blue Subaru Impreza.
Limited to only 25 examples, the P25 is equipped with the “latest” technology and materials. Although based on the same chassis underpinning the Impreza WRX, the P25 features a more powerful engine and improved dynamics. Weight has also been reduced, thanks to the extensive use of carbon composites. Prodrive says the car weighs “less than” 1 200 kg.
“There will be little else able to match its performance on the open road”
The P25 is powered by the “latest” 2.5-litre flat-four engine, coupled with a six-speed sequential transmission. The boxer motor produces 298 kW and 600 Nm of torque. According to Prodrive, thanks to the WRC-derived launch control and turbo anti-lag, the P25 sprints to the three-figure marker from a standstill in “under” 3.5 seconds.
The all-wheel-drive system features an adjustable active centre differential and limited-slip differentials at the front and rear. The McPherson strut suspension remains yet now features machined aluminium uprights. The Bilstein dampers are adjustable.
The P25 is brought to a stop by six-piston front and four-piston rear AP Racing brakes, measuring 380 mm up front and 350 mm at the rear. These items are housed in 19-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza rubber.
The cabin recreates that of an authentic late-1990s Impreza. The leather- and Alcantara- and carbon-trimmed interior features a full-width, high-definition, multi-page display with a data logger. Customers are given the option to remove the rear seats and have a partial roll cage fitted.
“The Prodrive P25 pays homage to its roots, and there will be little else able to match its performance on the open road. I, therefore, believe we have achieved our vision of creating our own modern interpretation of the most iconic Subaru Impreza ever,” said chairman David Richards.