This 1998 World Rally Impreza pushes 800 HP and is driven by Alister McRae. Alister is the younger brother of the world-famous rally driver Colin McRae.

Colin passed away in 2007 in a helicopter crash, but he would be proud of his brother for breaking records in a badass manual Subaru. It’s pretty cool to see the McRae sticker on a rally car window again.

Watching Alister rip around the corners with 800 HP makes me want to put more power in my 2002 WRX build!

The GC8 rally car sounds amazing too! Watch the impressive run below.


The 800 HP Subaru WRC Impreza

From Road and Track :

“Subaru’s World Rally Championship efforts of the 1990s produced some pretty serious cars. One such car was this 1998 Impreza. It continues to compete in events around the world in the hands of Alister McRae (Colin’s younger brother), and now, it has over 800 horsepower. Set up to race in hillclimb events, the car is run by Vantage Windows Motorsport, and looks incredibly quick. Here it is breaking the course record at the Leadfoot Festival Hillclimb event in New Zealand earlier this month. Turn the volume up.”


More On The Car

The 800 HP rally car was originally built for motorsport racing in 1998 by Prodrive. After the car was wrecked in New Zealand, Possum Motorsport (PBMS) bought the car and rebuilt it. Then in 2003, Vantage Motorsport (Vantage windows and doors) purchased the car and used it to race the annual car and motorcycle hillclimb event, Race to the Sky. At the event, competitors race to the top of a mountain in the Cardrona Valley in New Zealand.

Read more on the awesome 800 HP hillclimb Subaru on (There is also a photo album of the car and engine bay.)

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