Video: Time Lapse Rally Car Build

'Where does this bit go?'
'Where does this bit go?'
We all know that a lot of time and money goes into running a rally team but it's not often we get to see exactly how much. Subaru has released a time lapse video of the 800 hours it takes to build an Impreza rally car.

Some people may be surprised to learn that the Subaru Rally Team USA starts with a showroom WRX STI and then strips it of everything. The engine is removed, along with the drivetrain, interior and even windscreen, before the car is fully rebuilt as a rally weapon.

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  • andybg40 15 Aug 2008

    FMC take 750hours just to prep the shell including cage. Main reason for such a time investment is that the very rarely throw the cars away, even after a major shunt. The cage is so integral and strong, that they generally peel the panels of and add another if it gets bent. I remember Marcus Gronholm rolling his Focus down a small cliff and ended up on the road at the bottom. The car carried on but was bent. They still kept the chassis and just replaced panels even after that crash. So the time investment in the beginning far out weighs the cost of having to keep building new cars.

  • RB Will 15 Aug 2008

    Looks more like a Ford stickered up like that.

  • pikey 15 Aug 2008

    I am amazed they don't start with a shell. Had no idea

  • bridgland 15 Aug 2008

    ScoobieWRX said:
    FFS...stick to pikeys, at least that way everyone knows what you're talking about!!

    PC for PC sake is just BS!! hehe
    PC for PC sake is surely a computer of sorts????

    getmecoat

  • ScoobieWRX 14 Aug 2008

    FFS...stick to pikeys, at least that way everyone knows what you're talking about!!

    PC for PC sake is just BS!! hehe

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