Hyper-Rare Subaru Legend Is A Rally Fan's Dream

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You don't see these every day.

The Subaru WRX STI is the only performance-oriented machine that the Japanese automaker currently offers. It's a good car, but it's a far cry from the offerings that Subaru released when rallying was the brand's singular USP. The most legendary of these was arguably the 22B, but there were various special editions of the regular Impreza too. While Colin McRae is generally the most famous Subaru rally driver to have cars named after him by the brand, Richard Burns also got a special-edition Impreza made in his honor, and one such example has just come up for sale: a 1999 Subaru Impreza RB5 WR Sport.

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The RB in the name naturally refers to Richard Burns, while the number 5 refers to the number that Burns had on his race car. But this is more than just a car with some stickers and a long name. Just 444 of these Prodrive-tuned cars were ever made, of which only 170 are said to have been spec'd with the WR Sport upgrade package. But don't worry if you've never heard of this car before, as it was only offered in the UK. It also didn't have an attention-grabbing paint job as it was only offered in Blue Steel Metallic.

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Besides that special paint, the car features 17-inch alloys in Pewter, PIAA front lights with RB5 covers, unique floor mats, and an interior with blue Alcantara seats and suede-effect trimmings. There's also a Prodrive High Wing with an integrated brake light, a Prodrive ECU, STI de-cat and Prodrive back-box, and Prodrive intercooler piping. This made for 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If all that sounds good to you, the model for sale here has just over 4,000 miles on the clock and looks immaculate.

However, not only does it cost almost $94,000, but it's for sale in Hong Kong via Contempo Concept, so you'd have to pay extra to import it. Worth it? Maybe.

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