Just about everyone who lives in a part of the world that experiences winter weather have either used chains or special tires, but how do they compare to $2,000 WRC rally tires? Tyre Reviews wanted to find out so they pit both against each other at Pirelli’s winter testing facility in Sweden fitted on a Subaru Impreza WRX rally car.
Revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022, which runs from January 14-16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center, Subaru’s STI E-RA Concept is an electric supercar that’s not only ready to take on the second-generation Tesla Rodaster, but Germany’s Nurburgring as well. Why? It’s powered by four in-wheel electric motors from Yamaha that generate approximately 1,072 hp combined, paired with a 60-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and a four-wheel torque vectoring system.
The 2023 Subaru Solterra was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this week, and it’s the company’s first electric SUV. It comes standard with the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, paired with Subaru StarDrive Technology, which offers amazing traction and capability in all kinds of weather. Need more performance, simply activate X-MODE for both low-friction as well as off-road conditions. Read more for a two videos, including an in-depth look, additional pictures and information.
The factory Subaru BRZ isn’t designed to be a track car, but the automaker’s new BRZ GT300 most certainly is. No specifications have been revealed, but some are speculating that it will use a highly modified 2.4L flat-4, paired with a sequential transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. How much power is yet to be seen, though the 2022 Subaru BRZ’s 2.4L flat-4 generates 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Auto enthusiasts are very familiar with Ken Block’s annual Gymkhana extravaganza, but this year, Subaru of American partnered with rallycross star Travis Pastrana to make it a reality. All the stunts you’re about to see were filmed in Pastrana’s hometown of Annapolis, Maryland and stars an 862-horsepower one-off WRX STI built by Subaru exclusively for the film. You’ll see plenty of the usual power slides, tire destruction, and even bigger jumps. Read more for a video and additional information.
The 2022 Subaru BRZ is official, with a focus on simplicity and fun. This refreshed model is powered by 2.4-liter horizontally opposed engine generating 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a standard six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with a new Sport mode designed for more aggressive driving. Exterior wise, the vehicle is just over an inch longer and almost half an inch lower than its predecessor, resulting in a more aggressive wide frontal area set off by large functional air intakes. Read more for two videos, including a first drive, additional pictures and information.
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Daniel Chipman from Ontario, Canada was left severely disabled after a motorcycle crash, but he didn’t let that stop him from building an incredible racing simulator right in his living room. First, he spent approximately one year gathering parts from various Subaru vehicles, all the while recovering from fractures to his leg, pelvis, wrist, shoulder and arm, which were sustained in a terrible motorcycle accident. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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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.
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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.