Model: Subaru Impreza WRC
Release: Majorette Racing Collection – SWRT Wales Rally GB version
Ebay link: Majorette Subaru Impreza WRC
Why I am featuring it: We own a couple of Subarus, including one in World Rally Blue. Sadly, it’s a little slower than the Prodrive-built beauty modelled here by Majorette, which featured in its Racing Collection from the mid-2000s onwards.
This casting of the GD Subaru Impreza is one of the best around. It’s available in multiple street versions and a couple of different authentic rally paint schemes (with several different wheels) but it’s hard to beat the classic Subaru World Rally Team look. As far as I can tell, the version here depicts Petter Solberg’s winning car from Wales Rally GB in 2003, even though the stance is more tarmac spec than gravel.
Majorette has a long history of producing great rally cars in its 200 Series of three-inch toys. Note that they’re usually bigger than true 1:64 scale – this Impreza WRC is 1:57. Majorette currently makes an excellent casting of the current generation of Subaru WRX STI and has a line of contemporary WRC cars to enjoy, too. Availability ranges from fantastic to nonexistent, depending on where you live, but many can be found for reasonable money on eBay. Happy hunting!