Prodrive Impreza 555 Group A General Discussion

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

  1. tbtstt

    tbtstt Type RA Member

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    I have seen a lot of footage ripped from the APV stuff, especially "Impreza a la Une".

    Yeah, as you say, there is nothing obvious shown, but it was (supposedly) the "best" Group A Impreza Prodrive built... or perhaps that is just paddock lore!

    Definitely think you are right about it costing Bertie a few quid though.
     
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  2. asperformance

    asperformance Site Supporter

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    Bearing in mind its had to run in its homologated form I'm not sure how it could (or even would) be any better than McRae's car, etc

    As mentioned above maybe they simply meant it was the last specification and hence the 'ultimate' in means of the greatest development
     
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  3. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    Bertie was well in with Prodrive though having driven some of their cars for years and was no doubt a good customer to them so they will have looked after him.

    From what I also know the ‘customer’ cars had a less powerful engine and other parts were not the latest spec as the works cars :mask: well why would you? :think:
     
  4. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    Think this is pretty obvious. Remember how many levels TTE had, when we had a Danish top driver in the Celica and Corolla. Probably good in some ways, as privateers won't be able to take advantage of it from either lacking talent or money. Moving up the ranks, it is of course annoying to be beaten by an inferior driver, just because he has a better car/more money.
     
  5. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

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    1998 Donegal Harvest Rally

     
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  6. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

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    Rallye du Condroz | Best of 93 94 95 97 98 2000

     
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  7. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

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    1998 Cavan Stages Rally


    APRC History - 1994 Rally of Malaysia


    1994 Petronas Malaysian Rally Championship - Round 4 (Kuala Lumpur & Selangor)


    1000 Lakes Rally tests 1993 - Subaru & Mitsubishi
     
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  8. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

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    Rally Tour de Corse 1995 Pure Sound WRC
     
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  9. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

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    Excellent footage of Bruno Thiry in the Winfield GC8:

     
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  10. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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