Word on the street, well actually from a friend who works there, is that the WRC Mitsubishi for next year has not been signed off yet, this , allegedly
, is due to wrangleing with the powers that be over exact spec they will be allowed to run. In my view the Impreza will have a better chance next year as essentially they are using a more developed car.
I've noticed a bit of confusion over the regulation each team is runnning to.
WRC is a set of regs and doesn't describe the whole series
Group A is the set of regs most manufatures used to run under, Mitsubishi still do (they will be running WRC next year)
Apparantly it is possible to build a Group A car a lot better than a WRC car, but the compromises for homologation for the production car are not worthwhile. Homolgation refers to raod cars built to a similar spec as regards suspension mounting points and componant positioning among others. Group A is much more restictive than WRC.
Group N is "showroom" spec and modificatins broadly speaking are safety related only.