• Nov 24th 2007 at 9:34AM
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Word filtered down this week through the interweb that Prodrive's operations in the U.S. would cease to exist when the 2007 calendar year concludes. Prodrive America has been around for over five years, mainly supplying Subaru enthusiasts with all the necessary gear to flog road courses and plug holes on rally stages. There's no word as to why Prodrive is pulling out of the U.S., but to all its employees, we wish them the greatest of luck on their future endeavors.

[Source: Driving Sports via Straightline]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That's too bad because I think the new STI is going to be cooler than most people think!

      Uhhh, you must not have seen it yet, I take it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      too bad, but it's kind of understandalbe why they would do this.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can understand that their local operations have pulled up root.

      I hope they retain some sort of importer or something to distribute their GB-based parts to US customers via some sort of supply chain.

      Their wheels, suspension parts, etc... are nice parts, expensive but worth it. But dedicated US-based operations probably aren't crucial, with an import-agreement footprint remaining.

      Their focus likely is on their european production and racing endeavors, especially with the new Aston Martin association, it does make some sense.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was about to add something like "Is the new WRX really that bad?" but you beat me to it. =)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess they finally saw the new STi.
      • 7 Years Ago
      in the u.s., who would actually use prodrive to hack thier subaru into american insanity. As if american wasn't the kings of back yard know how on many cars. Europe is different world, much tighter. Prodrive most likely has strong hold there.A little ebay of this, a friend for that, a laptop for this, and some duct tape. there, prodrive goes home.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kind of odd choice of picture - a limited edition version of the Impreza that was only available in Europe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I didn't know they were here. Did they have any cars in ALMS?

      Probably re-trenching over the decision/ realization that they will not be in F1 next year.

      They do a little more, boys and girls than Subaru WRC, like Aston Martin GT Cars for LeMans.
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