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The Subaru Impreza WRC98 race car hits Fuji Speedway

We hop in the passenger seat while pro driver Toshi Arai whips this Subie around the track.

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Here's Toshi Arai at the wheel of Subaru's WRC98 car.

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This is one of the coolest race cars ever.

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It's the Subaru Impreza WRC car from the late '90s.

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This car was most famously raced by the legendary Colin McRae.

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It. Is. Perfect.

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This car was based on the late '90s Impreza coupe.

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In typical Subaru race car fashion, it has blue paint, gold wheels and a huge wing.

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Even seeing this car is an amazing experience, but I got to ride in it.

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Pro rally driver Toshi Arai drove me around Fuji Speedway's short course in this thing.

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This car is a legend.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of Subaru's WRC98 car.

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