Prodrive Impreza 555 Group A General Discussion

Discussion in 'Prodrive Impreza 555 Group A' started by Burnsie, May 8, 2018.

  1. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    In memory of our friend Ade Jones, we have decided to get together and re-launch this new forum page and continue the love for these iconic cars. Its what he would have wanted – Right?

    What better way to kick off this new section by a post to mark the 25th anniversary of the production Subaru Impreza WRX Type RA. Of course this newly designed car led to development of the Prodrive Impreza 555 Group A Rally Car, which was to take over from the already successful Prodrive Legacy Group A Rally Car and was debuted on the 27th August 1993 at the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland.
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    Ari Vatanen and Bruno Berglund came 2nd in L555BAT.
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    However, Markku Alen and Ilkka Kivvimaki had an unfortunate premature end to their rally, hitting a large rock and crashing out in the first stage in L555STE.
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    Despite this it was still a great result for Subaru and Prodrive and the Impreza 555 Group A was born :thumb.

     
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  2. Keith

    Keith V-Limited Member

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    Nice start @Burnsie :thumb looking forward to many more posts in this section :bow
     
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  3. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    Cheers @Keith there will be many more posts I can assure you. I also welcome any feedback on the content on here and on the website.

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
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  4. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    You can include the URL as a start. ;)

    On the page I would hope for a better quality 555 logo (@type-ra?). Spec-wise I got puzzled about the large front brakes for snow and the rather low torque. Is this before the 34 mm restrictor, so focused more on power output? Units in Nm (torque) and for spring rates would be nice. The pictures regarding the specific areas look nice and appropriate. :thumb
     
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  5. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    Cheers @tekkerchrede for the constructive feedback. I will get answers to your queries as I am in touch with various original team members to get it factually correct where possible.

    Please appreciate it is very early days and a work in progress but please continue to visit this section of the forum and the website and provide us with feedback :thumb

    Cheers,

    Paul.
     
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  6. agrabau

    agrabau Type RA Member

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    great youtube find here.

     
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  7. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    Hi @agrabau yes that is a great video showing the early testing of the Group A Impreza before the 1000 Lakes Rally. There’s even some nice Prodrive Legacy footage on there :bow

    Keep em coming :thumb
     
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  8. BlueturboWRC

    BlueturboWRC Type RA Member

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  9. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    Awesome video @BlueturboWRC thankyou for posting this, a real insight into the takeover of the Impreza from the already successful Legacy, very very cool :bow
     
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  10. rudolfssau

    rudolfssau Spec C Type RA

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    Europe

    Gonna keep this thread going...
    Colin MacRae Testing L555BAT:thumb
     
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