Subaru Impreza RB320oc Owners Club RB320

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Special Editions of the Impreza Turbo

Impreza Models

22B Type-UK (1998)

In late 1998, Subaru UK officially imported 16 22Bs, and passed them on to Prodrive for modification. The UK cars differ from the privately imported 22Bs, not just in their 3 year factory warranty, but with revised gear ratios more suited to UK roads. The was acheived by changing the final drive ratio from 3.9 to 4.44 to lengthen the gearing. Cosmetically, the car got the headlights from the '99 model, UK rear light clusters and driving lights (not fog lights!) were fitted where the normal 22B has blanking plates. From the back, you can tell you're looking at one of the rarest cars in the world by the "Type UK" and "Prodrive" stickers. The price was 39,950, and demand for the cars was overwhelming. My people consider the 22B to be the ultimate Impreza. Named after it's 2.2 litre Boxer, 22B also translates to 555 in hex, Subaru's main sponsor in it's rally program. Spookey huh!

The 22B has wider arches front and rear and adjustable rear spoiler. In total 400 22Bs were produced Worldwide to celebrate Subaru's 40th anniversary. Interestingly, Subaru UK were not able to put their 16 cars through the Single Vehicle Approval scheme because the maximum of 50 privately imported 22Bs had already been registered in 1998. Consequently the Type UKs were registered in 1999. The cars do not meet European Type Approval regulations for noise and emissions.

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Richard Burns

Subaru rally legend, Richard Burns Britain's only FIA World Rally Champion died in November 2005 of brain cancer at the age of 34.

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RB320 Features

  • 6,000 of extra equipment
  • 320PS/450Nm Prodrive tuned
  • build limited to 320 units
  • finished in Obsidian Black
  • bespoke 18" alloy wheels
  • unique numbered tax disc holder
  • Prodrive tuned suspension system with Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs & rear ARB
  • lowered ride height
  • polished s/steel mesh front grille
  • STI front lip spoiler
  • STI quickshift gearchange
  • STI side sill plates
  • RB branded gear knob
  • RB branded car mats
  • RB exterior badging
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