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Old 12-08-2013, 02:44 AM   #26
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Awesome video! I knew the landscape was familiar, I'm from Chester County and it definitely looked like it, especially with the horse farm. Valley Forge is a great location for filming!
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #27
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The best STI ever built was a coupe. But ever since then they haven't replicated that formula of a lightweight coupe version.
If they did and if it was a limited production model you know they would sell out almost immediately.

In order for the car to not look like a pile they would have to completely change the roof line of the car and dimensions of the cabin, in other words produce something closer to the concept wrx and make it a 2 door. Do some special aesthetics like implement more of the concept car, cut some serious fat out of the body weight (bring it down to 3000 lbs) and produce a new engine that puts out 320bhp with a twin scroll turbo and it will be gold.

I would be more than happy to put down 40-45k for one if they did that. although my wife would be pissed lol
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #28
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:55 PM   #29
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It's great to see Subaru putting the time and effort into remember such a wonderful piece of machinery.
The 22B also shows that Subaru was way ahead of it's time and was fully aware of it at the time by only offering a handful of these
Indeed. Nice to see SOA at the point where they are(performance-minded related that is).

The 22B was such a special car, not so much from a performance standpoint, but for Subaru in general. There was such high hopes for the new "WRC" class Impreza and it was truly a masterpiece when it was unveiled, it just seemed the entire company was enthralled in World Rally. Plus, the late 90's rivalry between Subaru and Mitsubishi , the WRX and Evo , and STi and Ralliart was at an epic level. Such an exciting time to be a Subaru fan. The 22B was a culmination of all of this.

I feel very fortunate to be one of the guys at the "Motorweek" meet back then when they brought the 22B over for us to witness it. It might not seem like much today, but back then when genuine STi parts were VERY hard to come by, to see not only a real-life STi version, but the version of all versions, it was, and will always be, special.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:29 AM   #30
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SEXY SEXY...
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:08 AM   #31
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While most people ignored it, I drooled over it:



Wait a min...
16" front brake rotors... with 17" wheels?
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #32
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The best STI ever built was a coupe. But ever since then they haven't replicated that formula of a lightweight coupe version.
The STI coupes aren't lightweight but are possibly the best GC8 Imprezas made...something about only having 2 doors seems to make them a little special imo.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #33
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I just love this car. It's what made me fall in love with Subaru.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #34
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #35
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The STI coupes aren't lightweight but are possibly the best GC8 Imprezas made...something about only having 2 doors seems to make them a little special imo.
AWD and weighs 2800 lbs....the BRZ weighs 2700 and change and is considered light weight.

So yes for what it was it was very light weight. It is not like a MR-S or Lotus if that is what your bar is set for light weight but for an AWD car 2800 lbs is pretty damn light.

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Old 12-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #36
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Well they weigh virtually the same as the saloons....if you want a lightweight AWD then the RA is what you want
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #37
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Why not bring this chassis back and make it the new STI? Let the WRX go with the flow of the new current design and take the STI toward a different direction all together?
I agree. That would be a great idea. I'd buy one.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:49 AM   #38
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Gorgeous.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #39
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At first glance I thought the title read "Vintage Garbage: 1998 22B STI"
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #40
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AWD and weighs 2800 lbs....the BRZ weighs 2700 and change and is considered light weight.

So yes for what it was it was very light weight. It is not like a MR-S or Lotus if that is what your bar is set for light weight but for an AWD car 2800 lbs is pretty damn light.
He was referring to 2dr vs 4dr. IIRC the weight difference was only 5lbs.

As for the 16in brakes. Subaru is weird with their measuring. 16in brakes means the smallest OE wheel that will clear is a 16. Always been that way.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #41
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He was referring to 2dr vs 4dr. IIRC the weight difference was only 5lbs.

As for the 16in brakes. Subaru is weird with their measuring. 16in brakes means the smallest OE wheel that will clear is a 16. Always been that way.
Interesting! Didn't know that.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:28 AM   #42
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I have been in this car it was at one of the Subie East Coast shootouts a number of years back. I got a chance to ride in it on the way to get dinner after the event.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #43
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Fantastic looking video. But I'm gobsmacked that an official Subaru video has so many errors in it.

"22B" is hexdecimal for 555; it has nothing to do with the engine size. I don't what he is talking about with regards to the WRC/World Rally Cars either, as he gets his facts completely wrong there!

Irrespective though, I want a 22B!

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Actually buntas subaru was a sti type RA, not a 22B.
It was a Type R with a 22B front bumper. RA was a four door.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #44
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Thanks for clarifying those facts sir.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:57 AM   #45
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wish i had this!
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:10 PM   #46
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Wow This is a beautiful 90s' impreza.

This car is what makes the Subaru Blue such a beautiful color.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:42 AM   #47
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I feel pretty lucky to have sat in that very car. Its gorgeous up close. Really wish they would make it again but for the world market.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:40 PM   #48
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Being a GC owner myself, this is the BEST STi Subaru ever made! Next is hawkeye and then teardrop IMO. What happened subaru?
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:24 PM   #49
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If I was a millionaire this would be the first car on the list
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:01 PM   #50
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This isn't practical, but I love it anyway.

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