BEST IMPREZA MCRAE EDITION: TWO LEGENDS TOGETHER.
Best Impreza is the meeting point of two legends: the McRae family – from Jimmy to Max via Colin and Alister – and the Subaru Impreza 555. The family of Scottish champions welcomed the project proposed by Carlo Boroli – founder of Best – with intrigue and enthusiasm. Both parties fuelled by the love of the McRae history and the Japanese car which contributed to it. The project comprises of only 8 Best Impreza McRae Edition cars; one for each of Colin’s World Rally Championship victories at the wheel of an Impreza Group A. Cars 4 and 8 will be “signed” in order to commemorate the 1995 World Championship. This project exists to remember an era of motorsport history which will not be forgotten; a story written the McRae men, recounted by those who watched – Margaret and Alison McRae – and brought to life once more with the help of Hollie McRae, Colin’s Daughter.
“This is a truly wonderful project to be part of. Over the last few months working with the Best Impreza team, I can feel a portion of my Dad’s history coming back to life. It is history so special to our family, so special to the sport and to Scotland as well. I cannot wait for it to be enjoyed by so many others”
“Best Impreza Gr.A: the ease of driving and the cornering speed are the two specifications that most characterize the car. The engine, in its power delivery, and the precision of the steering, make the “modern Impreza” extremely performing, while maintaining all the charm of “my” old one Subaru. Congratulations to the entire Best Impreza team for an excellent job”
“The Best Impreza McRae Edition not only replicates in minute detail the mighty Group A Impreza, and in some areas greatly improves upon it, but it is also a project that has been instigated, pursued and then delivered through a deep passion for not only the cars, but rallying in general of this period (87-96). Carlo and his team have distilled that love of the sport into every aspect of Best Impreza, and it really shows. It is an incredible amount of fun to drive, and I want one very badly!”
I can’t wait to race with my Best Impreza McRae Edition, the handling of the car is extremely stable and precise, it looks like a go-kart and has very high potential. the gearbox is very fast and as soon as you think about gearing up or down, the gear is already in. Truly a masterpiece of the highest quality“
The project comprises of 7 Best Impreza McRae Edition cars; one for each of Colin’s World Rally Championship victories at the wheel of an Impreza Group A. The collection will be completed by an 8th car to commemorate the 1995 World Championship title.
“Continuation Cars” is a philosophy that is well established in the world of motorsport, especially in Britain and some other European countries. Best Engineering has adopted this philosophy and applied it to a project it has been working on since 2018.
“6 days on the dyno to match the original 555 sound”