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One of Subaru’s forgotten limited editions is now up for sale in Hong Kong. This über-low mileage 1999 Subaru Impreza RB5 WR Sport has been listed for HK$728,000 (US$93,900) at a performance car specialist in the former crown colony.

Finding a GC Impreza is an achievement in itself, but this Prodrive-fettled tribute to a departed WRC star is about as rare as they get. With only 444 ever made, and of that only 170 believed to be spec’d with the WR Sport upgrade, only collectors need apply.

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Similar to the well-known Tomi Makinen Edition Evo 6, the Impreza was named after a WRC star. The RB5 was created to celebrate the return of British rally-star Richard Burns to the Prodrive-run Subaru team. Burns had previously raced for Subaru, but not in a full-time WRC seat.

Of course, the letters’ RB’ were his initials and ‘5’ the number he was racing under. Unlike the TME, though, Burns was yet to be a world champion, showing just how much faith the ’99 Subaru team had in their star driver. It wouldn’t be until two years later that Burns managed to finally clinch the title, before tragically losing his life to a brain tumor in 2005.

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The RB5 was only ever offered in the UK. It featured special Speedline 17-inch alloys in ‘Pewter’ color, PIAA front driving lights with unique RB5 covers, a Prodrive quickshift, map-lights, A/C, and unique floor mats. The interior featured blue Alcantara seats and suede-effect trim.

All cars came with a fully color-coded exterior, available only in Blue Steel Metallic. The WR Sport package added a bunch of Prodrive goodies, including a Prodrive High Wing (visually similar to the STi 5 wing, but with an integrated brake light), Prodrive ECU, STi de-cat and Prodrive backbox, and Prodrive intercooler piping. Combined, it was good for 237bhp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

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This particular car is #351 of 444, as labeled with a special RB5 plaque in the center console. It has just over 4,000 miles on the clock and one look at the pictures confirms that mint is an understatement, with an immaculate interior looking like it’s never seen UV rays — although having spent most of its life in the UK, there’s a good chance that that’s an accurate assumption.

We’re told that this specimen clocked only 3614 miles by 2001 before being stored away in a heated building somewhere in the UK. The car was recently brought to Hong Kong, where it lived just 200 miles of its life, before being listed by Contempo Concept HK for sale.

The list price includes the import and registration levies applicable to any classic car brought into HK. However, nearly $94,000 is quite a sum for a Subaru Impreza, regardless of rarity or mileage.

Would you stump up such a figure to have a time-warp car in your dream garage?

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In Thailand, there are two Chirons that are very interesting indeed, even though they’re not actually real Bugattis.

The two ‘Chirons’ in question come courtesy of Scrap Metal Art Thailand that’s located about two hours east of Bangkok. The facility houses a collection of extraordinary art pieces made from scrap metal, including life-size transformers that stand upwards of 30-feet tall. CB Media recently had the opportunity to check out the facility and was blown away by what they found.

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Upon first entering the site, the YouTuber was presented with a replica of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL manufactured entirely by hand and exclusively using scrap metal. He then gets a tour of the workshop where these creations come to life and found lots of different things, such as a Ferrari 250 GTO replica made from scrap metal as well. Then he comes to the pièce de résistance of the facility, the two Bugatti Chirons.

One of the two Chirons built at the site was actually purchased by an individual in Sweden and will soon be shipped there from Thailand. The attention to detail if impressive and those that built the vehicle even went to the trouble of creating a replica engine from scrap metal.

The YouTuber says that it will set back someone roughly $30,000 to purchase a Bugatti Chiron replica from Scrap Metal Art Thailand. While that may sound like a lot of money, we think it’s not that unreasonable when you consider the time and effort that went into creating them.

 

The C8 Corvette was one of the most important cars Chevrolet has released in quite some time. And along with the incredible performance for the money, it also came with some of the more unique colors to be offered on a Corvette. However, a new report suggests a few of them could be going away.

The report, which comes from Corvette Blogger, says that three of the Corvette’s paint options, Sebring Orange, Shadow Grey and Zeus Bronze, will be discontinued in favor of some new, not yet released, colors.

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Sebring Orange came 4th out of the 12 colors offered in terms of sales, accounting for 1,377, or 6.8%, of C8’s sold for the 2020 model year. This color was one of the most striking options you could get for your Corvette, and while it wasn’t the launch color, it sure seemed like it based on how much it appeared in the media. If you still want your ‘Vette in Sebring Orange, you’ll have to order it by April 29th, and the last production week will reportedly be the one of June 26th.

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Shadow Gray was 9th out of 12 and it sold 1,111 units (5.45%) for the 2020 model year. While it was one of the more subdued colors offered on the C8, it was a nice option if you wanted something subtle, but also something a bit different from your average gray or silver. If you want Shadow Gray on your C8, the last day it can be ordered by is May 27th, and its last week of production begins on July 19th.

Finally we have Zeus Bronze, which came in 12th out of 12 for sales, with just 548 cars (2.69%) sold for the 2020 model year despite being one of the C8’s most unique colors. If you still want your car in Zeus Bronze, you’ll have to make your order before April 29th, and it will enter its last week of production on June 14th.

It hasn’t been confirmed yet what the new colors will be, but we hope they live up to the ones they’re replacing. What colors would you like to see? Let us know in the comments.