Puts Group N
In Your Garage
Pure rally ferocity for public consumption-that's the hook, line and sinker of the Prodrive Impreza N2010. Those who pony up and bite for around £120,000 (almost $164,000) get a full-spec FIA Group N/Super2000 rally beast.
The Impreza N2010 runs the current Group N air restrictor, which at 33mm is 1mm larger than the predecessor, as well as upgraded injectors, ECU tuning that result in a 20hp bump, usable torque gains and improved throttle response. Prodrive also delivers a radical rally suspension to keep yin and yang in balance. Öhlins dampers add more travel front and rear while improved bushings increase the car's rigidity. This is one of the few instances that mudflaps look cool on a car.
"The engine and suspension changes make the N2010 far more competitive," says Graham Prew, Prodrive sales manager. "On gravel the Impreza is certainly a match for any Super2000, but it is on tarmac that the additional engine performance will really come into its own and make the N2010 a competitive alternative to a Super2000, but at about half the price and with significantly lower running costs."
If you can't float an initial $164K investment, Prodrive is offering a tasty financing plan. Yes, you can lease the beast like it was a Forester coming off the local showroom floor. Contracts are 24 months in duration, feature an option to buy the car at the end of the contract (provided you haven't wrapped it around a tree) and includes insurance and system rebuilds.
Specs & Details
Prodrive Impreza N2010
Engine Flat 4-cylinder boxer
Bore and Stroke 92.0mm and 75.0mm
Turbocharger IHI twin-scroll w/ new design regulation 33mm restrictor w/ new roller bearing
Engine Control Prodrive-Pectel programmable w/ removable data storage card
Transmission Prodrive-Hewland 5-speed manual dog engagement w/ revised gear linkage and 2-stage shift light
Suspension Revised Öhlins dampers w/ improved travel, strengthened rear crossmember high-performance suspension bushings; front: Prodrive-Öhlins TPX 44 MacPherson strut, 3-way
adjustable w/ front hydraulic bumpstop; rear: Prodrive-Öhlins TTX 44 coilover damper, 3-way adjustable on multi-link rear suspension
Steering Power assisted quickrack (13:1) for left- and right-hand drive.
Wheels 18x8 or 17x8 (speedline or work tarmac); 15x7 (gravel); 16x5.5 (snow)
Brakes AP Racing Tarmac: 4-piston and 355mm (f), 2-piston and 285mm (r); gravel: 4-piston and 295mm (f), 2-piston and 285mm (r)
Handbrake WRC-style vertical lever using STI/AP homologated piston
Curb Weight 1,350 kg