The team were de­lighted to see their ef­forts pay off when the Subaru churned out 636kW (854hp) at the en­gine on 42psi of boost — 75kW more than the ini­tial goal

NZ Performance Car - - Subaru Impreza 1998 (prodrive Wrc) -

WHEELS: 15x7-inch Speed­line or 15x7-inch OZ Rac­ing (gravel and snow), 18x8-inch

Speed­line (tar­mac) TYRES: 205/65R15 Pirellis (gravel) 235/650R18 or 225/650R18 Pirellis (Tar­mac)

Although this Subaru is ac­tu­ally a 1998, PBMS de­cided to rebuild it to 2000 spec. The body was re­painted in sil­ver and black Gla­surit

paint, 2000-spec bumpers and bon­net were in­stalled, and the ap­pro­pri­ate livery was laid on. Bryan was determined to have the car ap­pear­ing as pe­riod cor­rect as pos­si­ble, while still hav­ing the wild 634kW EJ20 un­der


SPON­SORS: Van­tage Win­dows and Doors, Subaru NZ, Mo­tul Oil NZ —

High Per­for­mance Lu­bri­cants Ltd, Gla­surit — Ul­tra Paints Ltd, Pirelli

Brakes aren’t some­thing you’d usu­ally think about when driv­ing up a hill, but the con­stant brak­ing de­mands with a car this fast mean it re­quires some pretty se­ri­ous an­chors. WRC four-pot AP calipers are used front and rear, which clamp down onto 304 by 28mm ro­tors up front and 304 by 25mm ro­tors down the back

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