1996 Subaru Gp A 555 Imprezza

Exhibitor: David McDonough

Engine: 1994 cc, Quad cam 16 valve, VF15 Turbo with FIA 34mm restrictor.  Approx 330bhp @ 5,500 RPM

Transmission: Prodrive 6 speed, Active front and centre differentials. Locked rear. Clutch AP Carbon

Rally History

The car was originally sold in 1996 to WRC competitor Frederic D’or and campaigned with success in the French Championship . It then made its way to Ireland on the way being converted to RHD by Prodrive.

The car then competed in the National UK championship with notable drivers such as Bertie Fisher, Kenny McKinstry and James Cullen. Sadly it was the last car Bertie drove in competition.

Major results :

1998 Rallye Terre d’, 1st O/R,  F. D’or
1998 , Rallye Terre des Drailles, 1st  O/R,  F. D’or
2000 Monaghan Stages, 2nd O/R,  B. Fisher
2000 Manx Rally, 1st  O/R,  K.McKinstry
2000 Shell Donegal Rally, 1st O/R,  James Cullen
2015 Mull Rally, Ist O/R,  Calum Duffy

The car was bought from Ireland in 2016 and has been brought back to Gp A specification with a engine and transmission rebuild by specialists Autosportif Engineering ( UK)

Special thanks to the following

  • Howard and Jon : Autosportif ( UK)
  • Graham Neale : WRC developments (NZ)
  • The legendary Pete Jones :Heritage Racecraft ( AUS)