Rain Prisk rendering artist came up with a vision of what a modern Subaru 22B STI would look like. He gave it the smart name Subaru 2022b.
Prisk starts with the latest WRX. He kept the nose the same, except to add a more prominent splitter. There’s the red Subaru badge like on the original 22B, and it’s also got the STI badge on the grille.
Modern Subaru WRX STI 22B renderings
Original Subaru Impreza 22B STi
In another nod to the original, the Prisk car rides on bronze-colored wheels with Y-shaped spokes. Still, it gives them more of a dish design that creates a more aggressive look.
Obviously, the big change is that these renderings turn the new WRX into a coupe. In place of the back door, Prisk started the point where the fenders began to widen outward. The roofline remains the same down to the B pillar. From there, Prisk gives the top a more angular shape, and fits perfectly with its original look.
Prisk only rendered its Subaru 2022b from a three-quarter front angle, so we couldn’t see the rear. He added a high wing to the rear deck as in the original model.
Subaru announced the 22B in 1998 to celebrate the brand that won the manufacturer’s title at the 1997 World Rally Championship. The company made a limited production run of 400 units for the Japanese market. There are also 16 for the UK and 5 for Australia.
This model features a 2.2 liter turbocharged flat-four engine with forged pistons. Due to a deal between Japanese automakers at the time, the factory reported output as 276 horsepower (206 kilowatts). Although, the actual figure is likely higher than that. That produces 268 pound-feet of torque (363 Newton-meters or 37.0 kilogram-force meters).
The five-speed manual gearbox received a reinforced main shaft and second gear. This model also received a twin plate ceramic-metal coupling.
Today, the 22B is highly collectible and can easily get a six-figure price tag.