Subaru Impreza 22B STi Is Stunning, But It’s Also An $128k Affair

An example of one of the most iconic Impreza models of them all, the 22B STi, is currently up for sale from 4 Star Classics over in the UK.

Subaru built the 22B STi to celebrate its third consecutive manufacturer championship in WRC and cooked up what would become the most prized of all Imprezas.

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Power comes from a bespoke 2.2-liter four-cylinder boxer with a hand-built block, a massive turbocharger, forged pistons, sodium-filled exhaust valves, new inlet valves and other modifications to develop a claimed 276 HP and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm). However, those figures simply comply with the former ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ between Japanese car manufacturers and, in reality, the car delivers more grunt than that, so much so that it can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 3 seconds.

The list of high performance parts doesn’t stop at the engine. Braking is provided by big discs at all four corners with 4-piston calipers up front and 2-piston ones at the rear. There’s also a Bilstein suspension, a twin-disc clutch, five-speed manual transmission and a differential lock control module to ensure the rally-inspired road car can really tackle corners at impressive speeds.

Just 400 examples of the Impreza 22B STI were ever built and this example is number 196. It has 25,655 miles (41,287 km) on the odometer and an asking price of £99,995, the equivalent of over $128,000 in the U.S. For the money, its new owner will also be able to enjoy a pristine exterior and interior alongside all the performance goodies. Still, almost $130k does sound a bit steep, doesn’t it?

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  • Stealth333

    I rather own this than any exotic car, so I would pay upwards of $300,000 easy. So I think the price is a bargain for this car.

    • Tabari Lucas

      I agree this is like a PERFECT car, all around. Had no idea they were that fast to 60. If i saw this and a huracan next to each other in the parking lot, I could care less about the lambo.

  • Tabari Lucas

    You know you’ve watered down your products when your 20 year old cars are sooo much more interesting and desirable.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Half the price as usual for me. They remain fascinating cars as time goes. Especially considering where design took the modern models. Boredom galore

  • Alduin

    If subaru made his today in all body styles it would sell like hot cakes. Don’t get me weong the current STI is a good car but it’s losing it’s rawness that made the older geneations more unique. My favorites are the 1998 22B and the 2005 STI.

  • xDRAN0x

    What worst is at that price it’ll solidify its garage-queen status.
    RIP

  • Bill Nguyen

    Pretty sure he meant 0-60 km/h lol

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      Hahahaha. I suppose it is possible that he did choose to use the classic performance metric of 0-37mph (60kph).

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