Originally created as a homologation special for the World Rally Championship, the Subaru WRX has always had its roots deep in rally competition. So from the moment we first laid eyes on the 2008 Impreza WRX STI, we were anxious to see what was in store for the full-on WRC-spec race car. Subaru teased us in Frankfurt last year with a concept, but now we finally get to see the real deal.
Believe it or not, the Subaru team hasn't won a WRC rally since back in 2005. So obviously, team drivers Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson are very much looking forward to the potential of a new car. Said to already be faster than the existing WRC2007, the new WRC2008, as it's called, certainly stirs hope for Subaru fanboys the world over. The first challenge it faces will be the Acropolis Rally of Greece, a notoriously brutal course which will be quite the proving grounds for the rally wagon. Though if they ever decide to make a version with rear seats, we'll be the first to strap ourselves in for a ride-along. We even promise not to ask if we're there yet.
[WRC via autoblog]