Spotted: Impreza S202

Part of Subarus long line of S series Impreza models ranging from the S201 in 2000 to the S208 (being released in 2018) the S202 is often considered the sweet spot of the S-series Impreza. Although the ‘bug-eye’ style wasn’t the most welcomed look upon release its popularity has grown in recent years. A limited 400 units produced only adds to the appeal, plus this example is Yellow!

With a kerb weight of 1330kg and powered by Subaru’s infamous EJ20 engine, running in this guise – 320 PS (316 bhp) and 283 ft-lb of torque giving a great power to weight ratio of 237.59 bhp per tonne. The driving experience with that classic boxer burble, six speed manual box and light kerb weight really gives that essence of a rally car for the road.

We did in fact see this particular S202 come up at auction recently where it sold for a hammer price of just over 1.2 mill JPY.

Auction sheet translation below:

Model Grade: WRX S202 STI

Mileage Comments: 108,407km (67,360 miles)

Colour Comments: 13V

Seats Comments: 5

Sales Points: STI muffler / STI 17 Alloys / serial number #181 / designated rear spoiler / user sold car / turbo meter(Genome)water spray (AOUT) / I/C WATER SPRAY / Genome boost control / 17in alloys are in the truck / instruction manual, insurance papers will be sent on a later date.

Inspector Comments: Inside lining has scratches, handle has wear, core support has crease, door mirror has scratches, has after market parts, front bumper has paint crack, bonnet has a dent.

Looking at the dealer’s description, the base vehicle price is 1,690.900 yen (£10,957.03 GBP).


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