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In 1998, Subaru of Japan produced a widebody, 2-door, Impreza called the 22B STi. The 22B was used to commemorate both Subaru's 40th anniversary as well as the 3rd consecutive manufacturer's title for Subaru in the FIA World Rally Championship. On the release of the sales, all 399 sold out from 30 minutes to 48 hours, depending on the report.



The 22B had the EJ22 engine as opposed to the regular EJ20 engine. This means the displacement was increased from 1994 cc to 2212 cc. The block was a closed-deck design similar to the USDM Legacy's EJ22T but of different casting. The heads (valves, valvetrain and such) were lifted from the STi Version 4 engine. It produce 280 PS (276 hp = 206 kW) at 6000 rpm and 363 Nm (268 lb-ft = 37.0 kgfm) of torque at a lower engine speed of 3200 rpm. The redline was lowered from 8000 rpm to 7000 rpm. The compression is a 8.0:1. The turbocharger is an IHI RHF 5HB.



This car was given a unique color of blue and had fender flared widebody taken from the Peter Stevens designed WRC car, thus widening the width by 80 mm (3.15 inches) for a total of 1,770 mm (69.7). During assembly, a WRX Type R chassis was taken off the line. The fenders were replaced with the 22B STi fenders. The car's curb weight is 1,270 kg (2,800 lb). The suspension is provided by Bilstein. The brakes were standard 4-piston/2-piston brakes. However, the color is red and the Subaru name casted on the brake calipers are painted white. The wheels were increased in size from the standard WRX Type R STi from 16" x 7" to 17" x 8.5" BBS wheels. The car is shod with 235/40 ZR17 Pirelli P Zeros. The clutch was upgraded to a sintered twin clutch with a ceramic disk. The transmission ratios are the same as the standard GC8 Type R, but the gears were shot-peened for added reliability. The car has a unique hood, a WRC-inspired front bumper and a unique adjustable rear wing.



The origin of the name 22B has often been debated. Many assume 22 referred to the 2.2 liter displacement and the B was for the Bilstein suspension. This would correlate with the idea that Subaru sells a Legacy Spec B, where the B represents the Bilstein suspension. Others believe that 22B was meant to represent the much recognized 555 decal on the WRC car as 22B is a hexadecimal representation of the decimal number, 555.


In a nutshell, this car had a metal widebody, stroker engine, custom Bilstein suspension and was stripped of all extraneous BS. I'll say without a doubt the 22B is the coolest car Subaru has ever made and will never be topped.
Keitero-sama
It's rare which makes it cool. It's a baby WRX which is cool. It's good looking, which is cool.

Absolute ZERO COOL!
Phix
One of the few Subaru's I actually enjoy.

Frozen.
Tirminyl
Utterly Frozen sex.
dukenukem
Anyone who says its not frozen voted for the communist party.
clarkma5
It can't be anything but frozen. I can't even begin to formulate even the most bullshit line of reasoning that says otherwise.
Pinecone
Everything about it was done so well. Burning cold.
Mr b00st
i'd say it's subaru's second coolest, the S202 taking the top spot in my heart. But this car is still ice cold on my list.
infinity
Frozen, indeed. Hawt.gif
Dr. Strangelove
A god to Subaru fans everywhere. Frozen does not do it justice.
clarkma5
SOMEONE MJU'd IT angry.gif
Phix
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Dec 5 2006, 02:17 PM) *
SOMEONE MJU'd IT angry.gif

Get their IP and ban them.

Then move their vote to frozen.
fiber optic
QUOTE(Phix @ Dec 5 2006, 02:12 PM) *
Get their IP and ban them.

Then move their vote to frozen.


Tyranny of the majority huh. thumbs_down.gif
Phix
QUOTE(fiber optic @ Dec 5 2006, 03:28 PM) *
Tyranny of the majority huh. thumbs_down.gif

I was only joking. :/
dukenukem
QUOTE(fiber optic @ Dec 5 2006, 02:28 PM) *
Tyranny of the majority huh. thumbs_down.gif

You havent learned anything from the congress have you ! tongue.gif
Pinecone
Are there any 1600x1200's of this car?
PBB
No, there are no quality high-res pics of this car. I would love for someone to prove me wrong though. wink.gif
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