Building a car with proper duality is a tall order, but it’s something Subaru has managed since 1998. A car that’ll potter to shops then, when the red mist descends, weld you to a muddy b-road and spit you down it in a fit of wastegate-chattering, four-wheel-drive lunacy.
Needless to say, we like the Impreza STI (as do at least 42 of the audience members at every Top Gear filming, who all own one). It’s not without its flaws though - cheap interior, woolly steering, and a slightly squidgy gearbox leap to mind - but if there was one in the office car park, getting your hands on the keys tended to involve the acquisition and distribution of slaps.
Worthy, then, of a Genesis-to-Revelation exploration of every car tuned by Subaru Tecnica International, champions of duality.
One of 200 homologation specials is to go under the hammer, and it’s all sorts of 1980s brilliant