2002 Subaru Impreza WRC


2002 Subaru Impreza WRC

2002 Subaru Impreza WRC

Poised to make Subaru competitive, four-time World Champion driver Tommi Makinen is driving for the 2002 season. The 37-year-old Finn brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and his standing as the most successful rally driver of the last decade.

He drove to first place in the 2002 Monte Carlo rally. This result gives him an unprecedented record of four consecutive Monte Carlo wins and makes him the most successful driver in the WRC!

The 2002 Monte Carlo was quite contervertial as Sebation Loeb, driving the Citroen Xsara, accually finished the rally faster than Makinen. Unfortunately, a two minute penalty was incurred after leg one for a tire change in an illegal area. Citroen appealead the penalty immediately. The rally ended with Loeb being victor, but a week after the event, Citroen dropped case and let Subaru took the victory.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineFlat-4
aspirationTwin Turbo w/34mm Restrictor
valvetrainDOHC, 4-Valves / Cyl
displacement1994 cc / 121.7 in³
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke75 mm / 2.95 in
power223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output150.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque490 nm / 361.4 ft lbs
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheels4WD
front tiresPirelli
rear tiresPirelli
front brakesVented Discs w/6-Pot Water Cooled Calipers
f brake sizex 366 mm / x 14.4 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/6-Pot Water Cooled Calipers
r brake sizex 206 mm / x 8.1 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionMcPherson Struts
r suspensionMcPherson Struts w/Blistein Longitudinal & Transverse Shock Abor
curb weight1230 kg / 2712 lbs
wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in
length4340 mm / 170.9 in
width1770 mm / 69.7 in
height1390 mm / 54.7 in
transmissionProdrive 6-Speed Sequential w/Electro-Hyraulic Aquation
gear ratios:1