Subaru World Rally Team - Vehicle Development - World Rally Car Impreza GE, 2008 – Current

World Rally Car Impreza GE, 2008 – Current

In December 2007, Subaru began testing the WRC2008, based on the all new GE chassis Impreza WRX. The 2008 car is expected to benefit from a decreased polar moment of inertia due to smaller overhangs, and also features a double wishbone rear suspension. In which Prodrive found this inferior, and converted the cars rear suspension, back to the original MacPherson design. However, an updated 2007 car will be used for the first few rallies, with the 2008 car introduced after that. Markko Märtin signed a deal to become the official test driver for the Subaru team in 2008, and has thus far done the majority of the testing on the WRC2008. During a 4 day test at Sardinia between 30 April and 3 May 2008, Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson drove the WRC2008 for the first time. A date for its debut was still not given. On 20 May 2008, the Subaru World Rally Team confirmed its new Impreza World Rally Car (WRC2008) will make its WRC debut at the Acropolis Rally of Greece, beginning on the 29th of May. On the cars rally debut, the WRC2008 scored its first podium finish with Petter Solberg placing 2nd in the Acropolis Rally.

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