Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:20pm

This Subaru Crosstrek Rally Car Is A WRX STI From A Parallel Universe

The Subaru Crosstrek is a sensible, high-riding Impreza that can be moderately enjoyable to live with, so long as you opt for the six-speed manual and not the CVT model. What it isn’t — at least not normally, anyway — is a rally car.
However, the Crosstrek does in fact have a bit of a sporting pedigree, as it turns out. Back in 2016, Vermont SportsCar built a Crosstrek rally car for Subaru Rally Team China, competing in the China Rally Championship. Called the VT15XV, this machine was heavily based on the VT15r WRX STI used in Rally America’s Open Class in 2015, which makes complete sense given the similarities these models share.