In a recent shakedown, a Subaru Impreza WRX STI with a Ferrari V8 engine revved its way into the annals of automotive history. The rally car, which is powered by a 3.2-liter Ferrari V8 engine, is the product of a collaboration between the British automotive engineering firm Prodrive and the Italian motor sport and luxury car manufacturer Ferrari.
The vehicle, which is still in its prototype stage, was recently put through its paces in a shakedown at the historic Silverstone circuit in England. The car, which bears a striking resemblance to the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, is powered by a 3.2-liter Ferrari V8 engine that produces an estimated 570 horsepower. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox and the car also features a range of custom-made suspension components.
The shakedown at Silverstone was the first opportunity for the engineers to get a sense of how the car will perform in a racing environment. After completing a series of laps around the circuit, the engineers were pleased with the car’s performance, with the only issue being some initial teething problems with the engine management system.
The car is the first of its kind and its performance could have implications for the future of rally car racing. Although the car is still in its prototype stage, the engineers are confident that it will be a competitive force in the racing world.
The Ferrari-powered Subaru rally car is a unique and exciting project, and it is sure to make a huge impression on the racing world when it is officially unveiled. The engineers will now be busy fine-tuning the car’s performance before it makes its competitive debut.