The 1997 World Rally Championships saw a relaxing in the rules pertaining to vehicle modification.
Subaru was the first team to take advantage of the leeway, bringing out the Impreza WRC. The Car featured all aluminum horizontal four cylinder turbo engine paired with a vertically mounted gearbox. The layout placed the gearbox in a balanced position behind the front axle, heightening manerverability and ultimately contributing to a Manufacturer Championship for that year.
The bulk of the improvements to the 1999 model centered around the engine and gearbox. Foremost was the adoption of an electronically controlled throttle system. This system converts the position of the throttle in to electronic signals, heightening throttle response. The Impreza WRC was also equipped with a 6-speed, semi-automatic gearbox. This system enables sudden shifting, such as from 6th to 1st gear.
The Impreza WRC is driven by J. Kankkunen, R. Burns and B. Thiry. Kankkunen and Burns finished in 1st and 2nd place respectively at both the 7th Argentina Rally and the 10th Finland Rally. The 8th Acropolis Rally was also taken by Burns, setting the scene for an intense contest in the latter half of the season.
- Complete Exterior and Cockpit Detailing
- Solid Synthetic Rubber Tyres with Exact Tread Pattern
- Realistic Chassis and Undersurface Suspension
Product does not include paints or adhesive, these are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:35cm Height:20cm Width:6cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Adult supervision is required at all times.
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