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Prodrive is a company more usually associated with
Subaru World Rally cars, but it’s put all of its talents on show in a two-seat
sports car.

The P2 sports car uses a Subaru Impreza STi’s engine and
four-wheel drive system, along with some Prodrive technology.

Prodrive, which is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, has
added its own tweaks to the turbo to avoid the delay in response often found in
turbocharged cars.

There’s also Prodive’s Active Torque Dynamics to split
the engine’s power most effectively between the front and rear axles.

Thanks to the P2’s light weight, it has a
power-to-weight ratio of 350bhp per tonne.

The light weight and power sees the P2 go from rest to
62mph in less than four seconds and top 175mph.

Prodrive has modified a Subaru R1 supermini’s chassis
to accept the STi mechanicals, while the styling has been penned by Brit Peter
 Stevens.

Inside, the P2 uses the dash and seats from the
 Impreza.

There are no
plans to build the P2 at the moment, but Prodrive says that if a manufacturer
was interested in producing the P2, it would have a price tag of around £40,000.

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