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Prodrive Group N GC8 4 Door General Discussion

Discussion in 'Prodrive Impreza Group N' started by Burnsie, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Burnsie

    Burnsie Moderator

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    I have started this thread to discuss the Prodrive Group N GC8 4 door cars specifically between 1993 - 1997 this is because after that Subaru built the 2 door GC8 Impreza or ‘Retna’ which superseded the 4 door model and was built into both very successful Group N and WRC disciplines. The 4 door cars share symmetry with the Group A 555 cars and were built from the same base WRX Type RA Impreza shell.

    Here are some photos of the first Prodrive Group N customer car during its handover at the Mira test centre in 1994 (Photos from Martyn Spurrell on FB).

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    Getting ready for its first rally in Tenerife.

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    1994 Rallye Villa de Adeje Tenerife as driven by Juan Luis Cruz :thumb

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  2. Burnsie

    Burnsie Moderator

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    Juan Luis Cruz Rally Villa Adeje 1995

     
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  3. Burnsie

    Burnsie Moderator

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    Juan Luis Cruz Rallye Villa De Teror 1994

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  4. James Lowry

    James Lowry V-Limited Member

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    Ireland
    Few i have come across of late. I assume official Prodrive cars

    1995 Circuit of Ireland
    Willie John Dolan / Michael Orr - M264 UFC
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    1996 Circuit of Ireland
    Sean Campbell / David Grey - M842 MFP
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    1996 Ulster Rally
    Trevor Cathers / Chris Patterson - M263 UFC
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    1995 Manx International
    Matthew Clark / Rob Dyson - 2 ANR
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    1995 Manx International
    Geoffrey Stewart / Peter Murray - M555 GPN
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  5. Burnsie

    Burnsie Moderator

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    @James Lowry great photos James, thanks for sharing mate :thumb
     
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  6. James Lowry

    James Lowry V-Limited Member

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    Ireland
    Few more shamelessly stolen from FB. Not sure if these built by STi in Japan?
    I think its safe to say that that shell is still not in use!
    They walked away with no critical injuries and from then on the GC8's got an upgraded sill bar fitted.

    1995 Rallye de Portugal
    Masao Kamioka / Kevin Gormley - SZH58 RO9411
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    1995 Rally Australia
    Masao Kamioka / Kevin Gormley - SZH58 RO9182
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    1995 Rally Australia
    Hideaki Miyoshi / Mike Corner - SZH58 RO9411
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  7. Mad Max

    Mad Max V-Limited Member

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    Yikes, that had to hurt...
     
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  8. James Lowry

    James Lowry V-Limited Member

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    Ireland
    A Prodrive built car Jason Lepley had for sale last year.

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  9. asperformance

    asperformance Site Supporter

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    oop north
    WOW, would be interesting to know cage spec, etc......
     
  10. James Lowry

    James Lowry V-Limited Member

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    Ireland

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