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When is a Mazda MX-5 Miata not just a roadster you cruise around town in? When you merge it with a Subaru WRX. Simply put, the car is pieced together, starting with WRX’s all-wheel-drive powertrain and Subaru-spec EJ four-stroke engine. First, the engine was assembled before the brakes, wheels, body panels, and lights were installed. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Subaru debuted its first all-electric crossover concept at a press conference and the automaker has set a goal of having at least 40% of the vehicles it sells powered by some form of electrification by 2030. This vehicle appears to be inspired by the Tesla Model X, with a grille-less upright front, black accents around the bottom and a windshield positioned close to the front. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Making its official debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Subaru’s BRZ STi Concept boasts an upgraded suspension, wider fenders, a full body kit with new bumpers, a large rear wing for added downforce and a more prominent rear diffuser with twin central pipes. Plus, there’s shaved door handles, prototype mirrors, and a high-tech interior, complete with racing display as well as bucket seats. No word yet on if this will make it to production with a turbocharged engine. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never poke an anaconda with a stick.
You’ve seen the concept, now check out leaked photos of the actual 2015 Subaru WRX STi in World Rally Blue. The model you see above will be a limited “First Edition” run and feature the iconic gold wheels, along with other performance / cosmetic enhancements. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The first live images and videos of the 2014 Subaru WRX Concept have surfaced from the New York Auto Show, and they look just as good as the renders released earlier this week. So far, we only know that it will boast a turbocharged engine, and most likely an STi variant. Continue reading for videos, more pictures, and additional information.
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Here’s a first look at the upcoming Subaru BRZ roadster, which may or may not include a turbocharged engine. Fortunately, the roadster model has been confirmed across the board, and will also be released in Toyota GT-86 form. Continue reading for one more picture of the rear profile.
We have seen the future of Subaru, and it’s the BRZ STI concept. The production model “is expected to be equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat-4, perhaps with as much as 200 bhp.” No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video direct from the 2011 LA Auto Show.
If the car has about 200 bhp, that drag-inducing wing and diffuser won’t make much sense. The weight reducing carbon-fiber roof helps reduce the car’s center of gravity, but engineers say the BRZ’s CG is already lower than a Porsche Boxster’s.
The Summer 2011 X Games kicked off yesterday, but unfortunately with an accident that left Travis Pastrana out for the remainder of the events. However, DC Shoes and Boost Mobile give us a first look at what would have been, his rally event car. Video and more pictures after the jump.
Touted as the world’s fastest snow cat vehicle, the TRAX STi combines two of Ken Block’s favorite things in life: “driving a rally car in the snow and snowboarding in the powder in the backcountry.” Video after the break.
It’s then sent to Vermont SportsCar where the power is upped to 400 hp, EXE-TC Group N dampers are fitted to all four corners and (obviously, duh) the wheels are ripped off and replaced with cat tracks.