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The Subaru Impreza 22B-STi '98 is a road car produced by Subaru. It has appeared in every main Gran Turismo game since Gran Turismo 2. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.29, released on November 6, 2018.

Colors[]

Only one color is available for this car:

  • Sonic Blue Mica[1]

In-game description[]

Car Index[]

"Essentially a road-going version of Subaru's WRC car, this car's production was limited to only 400 units (and sold out immediately)."

In March 1998, Subaru introduced the Version 22B-STi, based on the WRX coupe STi Version IV. The "22" in its name signified engine size, a 2.2-liter flat-4. With a larger turbo, this boxer pumped out 276 HP and 267.6 ft-lb of torque, making it as fast as many European sports cars costing twice as much. But the car's biggest draw was its styling that featured wide-body fenders, making it look very similar to the WRC race car. The 22B's production was limited to 400 units, but all of them were snatched up in a matter of months, despite a price tag of 5 million yen or about $50,000.

Not long after the 22B, Subaru took the covers off the STi Version V in September 1998. In addition to new aerodynamic parts on the exterior, the new STi received a new sport ABS to help stopping power.

In September 1999, the STi Version VI appeared featuring only modest changes that included a new front under spoiler, a reshaped rear spoiler and redesigned 16-in. alloy wheels. The competition model, the RA, came complete with mirror shells on the doors and sheeted rear quarter panels, designed to save weight. The STi Version VI marked the end of the GC-platform. What made this car especially noteworthy was that in its eight-year span, the WRX's body style stayed generally constant, staying true to the original.

Used Car Dealership (GT7)[]

Any fan of WRC racing in the 1990s has the Impreza 22B on their list of must-buy cars. This replica model is based on the Impreza that enjoyed such great success during the golden age of rally. Its price upon release was roughly twice that of the Impreza WRX, but the 400 units produced still sold out in an instant! This variant sports more than just updated looks - the engine is a custom 2.2L. Capable of generating more torque than the 2L turbo, it promises solid acceleration and satisfying speed.

Acquisition[]

Game Buy From Location Credits Win From Event
Gran Turismo 2 Subaru Used Cars Dealership Approx. 55,000 ---
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Subaru Dealership 50,000 ---
Gran Turismo 4 Late 90's Showroom Approx. 25,000 ---
Gran Turismo PSP Subaru Dealership 50,000 ---
Gran Turismo 5 Used Cars Dealership 39,278 ---
Gran Turismo 6 Subaru Dealership 50,000 ---
Gran Turismo Sport Brand Central 50,000 ---
Gran Turismo 7 Used Cars Dealership ??? ---

Trivia[]

  • Despite appearing in nearly all Gran Turismo games to date, this car didn't receive an updated model and interior view until it was added to Gran Turismo Sport. Other vehicles that share this trait are the Toyota SUPRA RZ '97 and Honda NSX Type R '92.
  • In GT Sport, it is possible to adjust the 4WD torque distribution settings in both the settings menu and during races, like with Gr.B rally and road cars, although the available values are reduced compared to Gr.B cars (50:50 to 35:65 while Gr.B cars allows from 50:50 to 10:90), due to this car being a road car.
  • In GT Sport, the car's name was simplified to Impreza 22B-STi Version '98, and was further simplified in GT7 to Impreza 22B-STi '98.

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Notes[]

  1. Called "555 Sonic Blue Mica" in GT2 and GT3
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