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Subaru Impreza - The road car & WRC story

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Subaru Impreza - The road car & WRC story

By Brian Long
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Softback • 224 pages • 650 Pictures in colour

ISBN: 9781845840334

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• The author is an acknowledged motoring historian.
• The author has received full co-operation from the factory.
• Fully updated and revised version of the popular original title.
• Japanese, US, European and Australian markets covered in detail.
• Special variants covered in full.
• Subaru’s rallying exploits covered in full.
• Well over 400 contemporary pictures, mainly in colour.
• In addition to photographs, advertising and brochures have been used.
• Useful appendix covering production and sales figures.
• Foreword by Japanese rally driver Toshi Arai.


Perceived as a replacement for the long running Leone, the Impreza quickly gained a good reputation through Subaru’s successful WRC programme. This book covers the full story of the Impreza, from concept through to the current production car, looking at the rally machines along the way, and illustrated throughout with contemporary material.

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From Sirish Chandran - Overdrive magazine

DID you know that the Subaru name originates from the Japanese word for Pleiades, the seven daughters of Atlas and Plieone placed in the sky by the Greek God Zeus after their death and that the Subaru badge represents the six stars in the Taurus constellation, reflecting the six arms of Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru’s parent (before Toyota bought it out)? Neither did we till we came across Brian Long’s encyclopaedic book on the Subaru Impreza. The book is a must-read for every Impreza fanatic and goes into great detail about the origins of Subaru, how the company’s founders started off making light planes and then aircraft for Japan’s war effort, how they got into cars with the 356cc twin-cylinder two-stroke 16bhp 360 minicar of 1950s vintage and the subsequent progression of their road and rally cars. In fact did you know that the Legacy was their first rally car, not the Impreza and that Subaru might have pulled the plug on the Impreza WRC had Colin Mc Rae not won the Legacy’s last rally?
Subaru’s rich motorsport history, specifically that of the Impreza has been painstakingly choronologised with details on all the cars, drives and rallies the car has competed in since debut. Included are superb rally pictures along with period advertising and brochures from the Japanese, US, European and Australian markets. The level of detailing is incredible but that can, at times, make the book a bit tedious. All said, a must for every Impreza aficionado.


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