Built at Subaru's Fuji Heavy Industries plant in Japan and honed by rally royalty, Prodrive, the Impreza P1 was always destined to become the hugely desirable modern classic that we rightfully see it as today. Built in a limited run of just 1,000 cars, every one featured the iconic Blue Mica paintwork, Anthracite 17-inch OZ racing wheels and a plethora of upgrades and unique features. It's easy to see why the P1 has gained such a cult following.
Based on the two-door bodyshell, with the aerodynamics enhanced by Peter Stevens of McLaren F1 fame, beefier running gear and a fabulous suspension setup by Prodrive, the P1 has more in common with the legendary Impreza 22B than its larger four-door Impreza WRX contemporaries. Developed with British B-roads in mind, by the very same company which helped the likes of the late Colin McRae, the late Richard Burns and Petter Solberg win World Rally Championships, the Prodrive One was intended to counter the wave of grey-import STI Type Rs coming from Japan.
The upgrades to the P1 were extensive, but not intrusive. The list includes a more powerful 280bhp engine (up 69bhp from a standard Impreza Turbo), mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with longer gearing, and ABS brakes meaning the difference between a standard Impreza and a P1 is minimal. Further upgrades include a big-bore exhaust, quick-shift gear linkage, 17-inch titanium-finish alloy wheels and a rally-proven suspension set-up. With the sprint from 0-60 taking just 4.66 seconds, the P1 certainly has the bite to match the bark.
This car has recently been serviced by us after a period in dry storage, and will come with a fresh MOT. It has had six previous owners, and comes with an extensive service history including main dealers and specialists. It comes with its original handbooks and owners' manual, and two keys.
While it has nearly 60,000 miles on the clock, this Impreza still has the feel and excitement it presented to its original owner in 2000. The P1 is an absolute must for anyone invested in rally-inspired, four-wheel-drive Japanese super saloons. Enquire today!