Belonging to the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, the 1994 edition was held with the presence of two "wroks" Impreza Group A, which dominated the rally with pleasure, achieving a fantastic double, and with the charismatic "Possum" Bourne climbing to the first podium step. Hasegawa has reissued this version of its classic Subaru Impreza kit for a limited time.
Additional details for the Subaru Impreza 555 Grupo A
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Hasegawa in 1/24 scale with reference 20589 (also listed as 4967834205895).
- Belongs to the 555 Subaru WRT Team.
- Raced at the Hong Kong - Beijing Rally in 1994.
- Includes paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Limited edition.
- Package measures 205 mm x 349 mm x 68 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 345 g.
- Box barcode 4967834205895 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 585.
The Subaru Impreza 555 Gr.A made its official debut at the 1000 Lakes Rally in 1993, with Ari Vatanen at the wheel, where it could not have had a more spectacular performance. Only a fault in the demisting system prevented the Finn from ringing the bell at the car's premiere.
Its four-cylinder boxer engine, with a multi-valve cylinder head and turbocharging was one of the elements that made the difference, with a maximum torque of 450 Nm and an estimated unofficial power of 340 hp, in addition to a not inconsiderable margin of use located between 4,000 and 6,500 rpm.
In terms of transmissions, the Impreza was an innovative car in its day, incorporating a semi- automatic system that allowed the drivers to make gear changes from the steering wheel by means of some keys located on the left and right spokes, although it did not come to fruition due to the constant movements of the steering wheel necessary in the rally stages. At the level of differentials, the Prodrive evolved the system until reaching an electro-hydraulic combination, in which two of the three differentials are viscous limited slip type.
His success in the World Rally Championship is unquestionable, winning the 1995 Drivers' Championships with Colin McRae and the Manufacturers' Championships in 1995 and 1996, moving on to the WRC versions the following year.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.