VIDEO: Let’s not forget how awesome the Legacy RS was

Before the WRX, STI or any of Subaru’s three-letter suffixes for the Impreza became synonymous with rallying, there was the Legacy RS. Here’s a thrilling video of Colin McRae tearing through the 1993 Tour de Corse. Turbocharged first-gen Subaru Legacys are awesome. 

Unearthed by Jalopnik, the video appears to be produced footage from the 1993 WRC stage in Corsica. The car in question is a rally-modified version of the top-of-the-line Legacy RS, which came with a the 220 PS DOHC 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer and 5-speed manual. We in North America got the 2.2-liter turbo, but power was limited to 163 horsepower. Still, we want one now.

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7 Responses to VIDEO: Let’s not forget how awesome the Legacy RS was

  1. Luapus says:

    And it came as a wagon too. I’ve told Ya – choose the Legacy Grandpa wagon for Your JNC carrier. 😉

  2. Taylor says:

    All smiles listening to that.

  3. Dead Duck says:


  4. Myron Vernis says:

    Amazing footage! If I was driving, I would have taken out more people than Bowling Green Massacre.

  5. Niroc64 says:

    I’ve got a Subaru with an ej22. Sadly it’s not turbo. The Legacies with the turbo are getting hard to find.

  6. Elliott Espinosa says:

    I have 92 5 speed turbo legacy, love them!!

  7. Randy says:

    My sister and brother-in-law had the fwd base model… With A/T… My fave generation.

    Now tell me this don’t make just “drifting” look pointless… If you’re gonna get sideways, it should be for a reason!


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