|Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car Prototype '01|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||291 BHP|
|Performance Points||480 PP|
|Top Speed||160 miles per hour (260 km/h)|
|Weight||1,230 kilograms (2,700 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||4.23 kg (9.3 lb) per horsepower|
The Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car Prototype '01 is a pre-finalized rally car based on the second-gen Impreza Sedan produced by Subaru. It has appeared in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.
"The 2nd generation WR car based on the 4-door saloon."
The year 2001 was a noteworthy year for the WRC (World Rally Championship) Impreza race machine. Not only did the road-going Impreza undergo a full model change, the race version went from a 2-door to 4-door body style.
Naturally there were concerns of body rigidity with the new car, but Subaru made sure is possessed as much, or even more, structural rigidity than its predecessor without any weight increase. But what really set the new car apart from the 2-door version were the dramatically improved aerodynamics, a product of a new body style that was highlighted by the car's unusual face. Underneath the sheet metal, much of the previous car made its way into the new one, meaning it was still one of the most potent machines in the world.
The revitalized Impreza gave driver Richard Burns a victory in the 10th round at New Zealand. In 2002, STI engineers improved the engine's torque, lightened the chassis, and improved structural rigidity. They entered two cars in the WRC, piloted by Tommi Mäkkinen and Petter Solberg; however, they fell short of the title that year.
Determined to win, Subaru completely redesigned the front fascia and the rear wing to improve aerodynamics. Low-end torque was improved to gain speed out of corners. As a result, Petter Solberg recorded four wins out of 14 races and took the Driver's Championship. Four-time world champion Mäkkinen decided to end his 17-year career here, and the Impreza Rally Car became the last WRC car he raced.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Special Stage Route 5 Wet reverse Race on the Rally Events hall, or by getting all gold trophies in the R-License trials.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Capri Rally on Normal.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car Prototype '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 294,990 Credits. It is a Level 11 car.
The Subaru IMPREZA Rally Car Prototype '01 can be purchased from the Subaru Dealership for 300,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.