All new Impreza WRC car to debut in Greece

2008 Subaru Impreza WRC

Subaru has unveiled its new generation All-Wheel Drive Impreza World Rally Car 2008, in time for its competitive debut at this month’s Acropolis Rally in Greece.

For the first time, Subaru World Rally Team will use a hatchback design. Following a successful research, development and testing phase, the Impreza WRC 2008 will be driven by Australia’s Chris Atkinson and Norwegian Petter Solberg in the Acropolis Rally starting 29 May.

2008 Subaru Impreza WRC

The car features a longer wheelbase, with shorter front and rear overhangs than the previous model. The rear wing is fitted to the tailgate of the new car, for optimum aerodynamic performance. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 litre horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer engine producing around 224 Kilowatts of power. Full technical specifications of the new rally car will be announced in Greece next week.