Subaru IMPREZA Coupe WRX typeR STi Version V '98
1998 Subaru Impreza Type R STi Version V
Appears in Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
Displacement 1994 cc
Drivetrain 4WD
Aspiration Turbo
Engine EJ20
Max Power 283 HP
Weight 1,260 kilograms (2,800 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 4.45 kg (9.8 lb) per horsepower

The Subaru IMPREZA Coupe WRX typeR STi Version V '98 is a road car produced by Subaru, it only appears in Gran Turismo 2, being overshadowed by its sedan counterpart and its later coupe counterpart.


There are five colors available for this vehicle:

  • Pure White
  • Arctic Silver Metallic
  • Cool Gray Metallic
  • Black Mica
  • Rose Red Mica

In-game descriptionEdit

This description is taken from the NTSC version of Gran Turismo 2:

In January 1994, Subaru's motorsports division, STi, created its own version of WRX, the Impreza sports grade that enjoyed immense popularity from day one. This series, dubbed the WRX-STi, has evolved continuously through substantial, repeated upgrades and improvements. Released in September 1998, the Version V STi received important engine enhancements, inverted dampers, and other upgrades. Like the preceding Version IV (released in September 1997), the Version V was made available in three body types: a 4-door sedan, station wagon, and 2-door coupe. The engine is the same in name (EJ20) and has the same specs as that of the Version IV (276 BHP at 6,500 rpm and 261 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm). However, a complete redesign of the intake and exhaust system has made the engine quieter and also dramatically improved its feel and power delivery. All models are offered only with a 5-speed manual transmission. Version V also notably uses 8 bolts (up from 4) to join the engine to the transmission, for improved coupling rigidity. Suspension enhancements include inverted struts, which are said to provide three times as much lateral rigidity as normal, non-inverted struts. On the outside, a larger, more-refined rear spoiler, a different front grille and bumper, and other changes make for a more muscular WRC-car look.



This car can be bought at the Subaru Used Car Dealership for around 26,900 Credits.


  • Although this car doesn't gain enough notice in the Gran Turismo series, it does gain some notice in Shuichi Shigeno's anime and manga Initial D as Bunta Fujiwara's car of choice.
    • In fact, Shigeno himself owned a Steel Blue Mica version of this car in real life, alongside a High-Tech Two-Tone AE86 Trueno.



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