For the 2008 season, Matt is hoping to trim a further 60kg from the weight and increase the power to around 750 at the wheels. Those two improvements alone, combined with Olly's increased experience on the car and the circuits should ensure that it will be the front-runner that the rest of the pack will struggle to keep in their sights.

'07 TIME ATTACK (Overall Runner-up)
Round 1: Donnington Park (Second overall)With no real testing before the event, the car still put in a solid performance straight out of the box. "It was pretty surprising that we were so much on the pace," Olly says. "We hadn't put much time into the suspension setup and it was a bit of trial and error to establish a starting point."

Round 2: Silverstone (Second overall)
Aside from a few minor tweaks, the car was in the same spec as the opening round. "We didn't want to do anything too drastic and upset the apple-cart," Olly says. The car was on pace and second on a power circuit against a pack of more powerful cars, which was a good result.

Round 3: Knockhill (Second overall)
"My rally experience must have been a help because it taught me to drive on ever-changing surfaces," says Olly when asked about his experiences on Knockhill's tight and twisty circuit-on road-legal tires in the rain.

Round 4: Brands Hatch (Fourth overall)
A win for Olly would have secured an overall victory in the series. So how did he do? "It went pretty well," he responded. "There was nothing wrong with the car but I struggled to get to grips with a track, which was new to me. That first bend is just so deceptive. Every time you drive it you think you can do it faster next time, but self-preservation then kicks in!"

Subaru Impreza
Power Output: 605 Bhp, 722 Bhp (Including Nos)

2l 16v Quad Cam Ej20 Engine
Closed-Deck Subaru Block
Wrc R-Profile High Wrap Cam Belt System
Modified Oil Pump
Wrc S10 Inlet Manifold, Eight Injector Kit
72 Mm Throttle Body
5.5-Liter Alloy Sump
Oil Catch Tank And Breather System
Subaru S202 Oil Cooler
Goodrich Braided Vacuum Hoses

Extreme Arrow H- Section Rods
Steel Billet Crankshaft
Omega Ceramic-Coated Flat-Top Pistons 9.75:1 Compression
Parted Sti 4 Cylinder Heads Modified For Lobe Clearance, Fitted With Wrc/Rcms A-Ring Head Gaskets And Gas Rings
Rcms Camshafts Exhaust 270-Degree 1o.5mm Lift,Inlet 290-Degree Duration And O.5mm Lift
One-Piece Nimonic Exhaust Valves
One Piece Stainless Inlet Valves
Uprated Valvesprings
Plasma Nitrided Titanium Spring Caps
Wrc Main And Big End Bearings

Garret Gt40/88 Twin Scroll Turbo Running 2.1-Bar Boost
I.C.E. Adjustable Boost (1.2 To 2.1 Bar)
K&N Air Filter With 100mm Inlet Trumpet
Rcms High-Flow 100mm Thick Front-Mount Intercooler With Twin-Tube Core 70mm Stainless Steel Intercooler Pipework
Wizards Of Nos Direct-Port Nitrous Kit Set For 100bhp Increase

8 X 700cc Injectors
Blueprinted Bosch 044 Fuel Pumps (200-Liter Per Pump)
Sx Fuel Regulators Set At 4-Bar Static Pressure
Goodrich Fuel Feed Pipe
Goodrich Fuel Return Pipe
Rcms Fuel Distribution Block
Fia Spec 28-Liter Rubber/Kevlar Bag Fuel Tank In Aluminum Cover
Vp120 Race Fuel

Engine Management
M800 Motec Ecu With Traction Control, Nitrous Control, Anti-Lag, Paddle Shift Control And Full Data Logging

Wrc Short Runner Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifold
Tial 45 Mm External Wastegate
3.5-Inch Unsilenced Stainless Steel System With Ceramic Coated Downpipe

R180 Sti Rear Axle 3.9:1 Cwp And Plated Modena Lsd Differential
Gkn Rally Driveshafts
Torque Line Carbon-Fiber Propshaft
Rcms Six-Speed Subaru Gearbox Casing Modified For Sequential Gearbox System
Six-Speed Modena Gear Kit
Subaru 3.9:1 Front Cwp
Rcms Paddle Shift System
Plated Center Differential With 1:1 Uprated Output Modena Gears
Plated Front Modena Differential
Rcms Spec Triple-Plate Os Giken Clutch And Flywheel
Rcms Hydraulic Light Pressure System