By: Autocar Collection .
Founded in 1895, Autocar is the world's oldest car magazine. It thrives today like never before as a vibrant, authoritative weekly packed with car news and reviews, including the most comprehensive road tests in the business. This book collects together all the best Autocar material about the iconic Subaru Impreza Turbo. Until the launch of the Impreza Turbo, Subaru was best known for producing rugged, reliable, four-wheel-drive workhorses. With 25 years of experience designing and producing 4x4 vehicles, Subaru was in a perfect position to adapt its technology to suit a high-performance environment, and the Impreza was designed from the outset with a performance model in mind. The Impreza elevated the Subaru brand from niche manufacturer to household name, thanks in no small part to the performance of the works team on the World Rally stage. Colin McRae's victory in the 1995 World Rally Drivers' Championship, and three consecutive World Rally Manufacturers' Championships from 1995-1997, elevated Subaru's sporting saloon to iconic status, and sales of the road car models rocketed.
The rally-bred Subaru Impreza Turbo has become the definitive modern sports saloon, combining four-wheel-drive safety, the capacity to seat four adults, and useable luggage space, in a practical package to rival many pure sports cars. The Impreza is a favourite with driving enthusiasts who want a high-performance car providing everyday practicality.
Starting with the first Impreza Turbo - the car that precipitated Subaru's rise in Europe in 1994 - the material in this book includes road tests, comparison tests and informative features from some of the best automotive writers in the business, accompanied by superb photography. Numerous Impreza Turbo derivatives are featured, including WRX, STi and Prodrive versions, along with special editions such as the P1, RB5 and the stunning Japanese market STi Spec C.
The story is brought up to date with the latest five-door hatchback models. Full specifications and statistics are provided for each model, including Autocar's unrivalled road-test performance data. This book is a superb reference source and an engaging read for all Subaru Impreza Turbo enthusiasts and fans of authoritative, entertaining automotive writing.