Posted Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 10:18pm
The Subaru Impreza S5-S6 WRC, the original Subaru World Rally Car, was known for performing handsomely on the World Rally Championship’s stages and has done so too in our poll to find your favorite World Rally Car – taking second spot.
It couldn’t live with the astronomically popular winner, but the S5-S6 scored more than double the votes of the third placed Volkswagen Polo R WRC, and was even more impressive in a Subaru context, with more than double the votes of the rest of the Imprezas combined.
After winning both 1995 titles and the manufacturers’ crown in 1996, Subaru was a favorite for success when the WRC rules were reset in 1997. That proved a wothwhile tip, as the Impreza S5 WRC has the accolade of being the first World Rally Car to ever win a round of the WRC and it duly won the next two as well.