The Subaru Impreza was part of the legends of global rallying. The Japanese manufacturer, a specialist in integral transmissions quickly saw the benefits of pushing this competition-grade technology. The Impreza ruled supreme over the WRC. With its midnight blue livery and gilded rims, its numerous wins would make the small Japanese firm a big catch. In 1995, the number 5 was placed in the hands of Spanish champion Carlos Sainz who made first place in the Monte Carlo rally.