So the leaked images were bang on the money; this is the new Subaru WRX Concept, we shall call it the Sexy Rexy—there’s never really been one of those before. It was revealed a few days ago at the New York International Auto Show.
We’re grateful to Subaru for providing some nice hi res pics, but in true concept form there’s next to no detail on what lies beneath the skin of the Sexy Rexy. Certainly, we know nothing of the engine or its specs.
We can tell you that the colour is called ‘WR Blue Pearl III’ and that the 20″ one-piece forged duralmin wheels are made by BBS. The model name of the wheels is RI-D if you’re really keen and they’re wrapped in specially produced 245/40R20 Dunlop rubber.
But that’s it. No more firm details, aside from a few basic dimensions (length 4520mm x width 1890mm x height 1390mm; wheelbase 2760mm). In fact, Subaru, at this point in time, hasn’t even committed to a production schedule for its newest WRX.
Let’s hope they don’t take too long and, more importantly, that the Sexy Rexy loses little in translation to production model.
WRX Concept Unleashed in New York
29 March 2013
Subaru has unveiled a stunning WRX concept car at the New York International Auto Show.
Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the maker of Subaru vehicles, says the lower, wider, WRX concept hints at the design language of the next generation WRX.
The front design emphasizes the aggressive stance of WRX, together with solidity and stability.
A prominent classic Subaru hexagonal grille has a three dimensional mesh pattern, in keeping with WRX’s sporty nature, together with the hawk-eye headlights.
The WRX concept sedan is low and sleek, with a more powerful design than previous production versions.
A large opening in the front bumper, plus a classic WRX bonnet scoop, wing ducts and flared wheel arches denote the powerful turbocharged engine performance and handling.
A sharp character line runs from the front guard through to the rear, intersected by powerful wheel arches, emphasizing WRX’s renowned All-Wheel Drive capability.
The rear design echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and features a dramatically curved boot lid that also acts as a rear spoiler.
The wide rear bumper adds to the powerful street presence of the car and is offset by large quad exhausts, while the aggressive rear diffuser improves vehicle aerodynamics.
To further enhance handling dynamics, the concept features a carbon roof for a lower centre of gravity and lighter weight.
The concept colour is “WR Blue Pearl III” and modernizes the traditional WRX look.
Fluorescent Yellow is used as an accent on the WRX front grille badge, brake callipers and the exhaust finisher, adding character notes to the design.
The 245/40ZR20 Dunlop tyres have an exclusive design tread pattern. The wheels are BBS “RI-D” One Piece Forged Duralumin.
Body size (Overall Length x Width x Height): (4520 X 1890 X 1390 mm)
Wheelbase: (2760 mm)
FHI is yet to confirm timing for unveil and launch of next generation WRX.
- Introducing WRX Concept (dedicated web portal)