1 of 25 Prodrive P25 now in Southeast Asia
If someone in the Philippines can pay for 2 Bugatti Chirons, over in Thailand someone shelled out THB 55 million (or around PHP 88 million) for a very rare Impreza.
After making its global debut last year, the very limited Prodrive P25 made its presence felt at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS). With only 25 built worldwide, we're looking at 1 of the 25 produced making its way to The Land of Smiles.
While the vehicle's design pays homage to the original Impreza 22B, Prodrive reimagined it for the new era with all-new and high-tech components. For starters, the two-door Impreza makes extensive use of carbon-composite materials including the WRC-style rear, bumpers, roof, and wheel arches.
They even installed lightweight race seats, a lithium-ion battery, and lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/35/R19 Bridgestone Potenza tires to further save several more kilos. All in all, Prodrive says it allowed them to keep the P25's weight well below 1,200 kg.
Inside, the P25 comes with Alcantara and leather upholstery and a Motec multi-page driver display with a data logging system. This takes care of showing the driver the vehicle's vital signs and other important information. The system also allows drivers to select various performance maps depending on their preferences. It even gets a rally-style hydraulic handbrake that will allow enthusiasts to make short work of hairpin curves.
Under the hood, a 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine powers the P25. Prodive re-engineered it with bespoke internals and the latest variable cam timing. It's also fitted with a Garrett turbocharger and an Akrapovic racing exhaust system. The result is an engine that pumps out 400 PS and 600 Nm of torque. It is then connected to a 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters and an adjustable electronic differential to alter the driving characteristics of its all-wheel drive system.
Providing the P25 precise handling comes in the form of Bilstein two-way adjustable dampers that come with the provision for adjusting toe and camber settings. Meanwhile, stopping power comes courtesy of AP Racing's 380mm ventilated discs with six-piston calipers at the front and 350mm discs in the back with four-piston calipers.
With an eye-watering price tag of around PHP 87.5 million when converted from Thai Baht, this particular P25 may already be spoken for. With that, we're wondering if someone from the Philippines managed to get their hands on one. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for any possible sightings of the P25 here in the country.