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TAMIYA Sports Car Series No.276

About the Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 / Winning Car of the Inaugural Rally Japan
Making her WRC debut in Mexico in round 3, the 2004 Subaru Impreza featured major improvements in areas like the bodyshell, engine and aerodynamics. The 2004 WRC season saw the first ever WRC event to be hosted in Japan, with Rally Japan held in Hokkaido in early September. It was no surprise that Japanese rally icon, the Subaru Impreza, had the majority of the crowd's support as it rushed to the lead from the outset.

Driver Petter Solberg didn't disappoint the fans or the Subaru team, leading Rally Japan from start to finish to take his third victory of the season and move into second place in the drivers' championship. In 2004, Solberg and the 4-cylinder 16 valve turbocharged Subaru Impreza dominated the gravel tracks, winning victories in New Zealand, Greece, Japan, Great Britain and Italy.

About the Model
*1/24 scale assembly kit of the winner of the first ever Rally Japan: the 2004 WRC Subaru Impreza
*Length: 183 mm Width: 17mm Height: 60mm
*Totally realistic reproduction of the 2004 Impreza's distinguishing features.
*Suspension system, interior roll cage and dashboard reproduced in detail.
*Characteristic sectioned rear wing comes molded as one piece.
*Includes markings for both Petter Solberg's No.1 and Mikko Hirvonen's No.2 vehicles.

About Rally Japan
Together with F-1, the World Rally Championship (WRC) is one of the premier international racing events. Unlike F-1, which takes place on a circuit track, WRC races are held on ordinary, public roads, and feature stock cars based on commercially available vehicles. WRC 2004 took place over a total of 16 rounds, and marked the first ever World Rally event held in Japan. The City of Obihiro, Hokkaido hosted round 11 of the WRC from September 3rd to 5th, and drew an amazing 210,000 spectators.