Archive for the ‘Subaru’ Category

Has Subaru bottled it with its new WRX?

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It’s only a couple of weeks since Subaru raised hopes that they were about to, finally, release a very nice looking WRX. Alas new, if not unexpected, evidence suggests the stunning WRX Concept could be little more than a cock tease. To be fair it’s a little hard to tell under all that camouflage, but […]

New York 2013: Subaru WRX Concept

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, […]

Do you like this Subaru Impreza WRX concept?

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In recent years Subaru’s design team has lost its way. They’ve been responsible for some of the most awkward looking cars for some time. Things might be on the up, though, if these images of an Impreza WRX concept are to be believed. It looks bloody good! The images have been leaked, of course, ahead […]

2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 2

You can have your fancy pants limited-edition Lambo, or your stonking new LaFerrari, even the McLaren P1; we’re not really interested. The car of Geneva, for us, is the Porsche 911 GT3. That’s the one we’d like to take home and get intimate with. And so begins the second and final part of our Geneva […]

Mineshafted!

Spare a thought for driver Leigh Gotch and co-driver John McCarthy who spectacularly crashed out of Rally Canberra on the weekend. The incident happened at the notorious Mineshaft jump where discretion is usually the better part of valour. It’s fair to say Gotch made a meal of the jump, even though the in-car footage (see […]

New vehicle sales report – December 2012

A round of applause for Australia’s car buying public who achieved an all-time record of 1,112,032 sales in 2012. It’s only the fifth time Australians have bought more than 1 million cars in a calendar year. Last year’s results represent an overall increase of 10.3% (103,595 sales) compared with 2011. FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber, […]

Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 named Wheels COTY

The Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 twins have been awarded the Wheels Car of the Year award. It joins a host of other awards collected by the Toybaru, including the Carsguide top honour. Wheels editor Stephen Corby acknowledged the success of the Subaru–Toyota partnership, “Seldom do joint projects produce something remarkable like this.” The magazine went on […]

No turbo for Subaru BRZ STi?

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Word via Auto Epxress suggests you’ll be able to buy a Subaru BRZ STi at some stage in 2013. They elaborate with the details that the BRZ STi’s peak power will be around 230hp (approx 170kW). If correct that’d be an increase of some 16% over the 200hp in the standard BRZ. What’s most interesting […]

Subaru Australia increases BRZ supply

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Subaru Australia has good news for its customers waiting for a BRZ sports coupé. An extra allocation of 140 cars has been secured which should mean a cut in waiting time for those with expected deliveries from May next year onwards. Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “We’re delighted that Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) […]

Is this is a Subaru BRZ STi?

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Autoblog brings a great series of spy shots showing what is likely to be an STi version of the Subaru BRZ sports coupé. With a more aggressive body kit, including that large rear wing, this is clearly not a regular BRZ. STi badging is clearly available on the wheel centre caps, so too on the […]

Subaru developing BRZ Turbo

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Word on the street says Subaru is developing a high-powered turbo BRZ. Good news for all those Toybaru fans out there wanting moar powaaaah! According to Automotive News, Subaru’s 2.0 litre boxer engine will be good for 280hp (208kW) after having its twin scroll blow dryer bolted on. Torque should go from a miserly 200Nm […]

AIMS 2012 gallery: Best of the rest

To close out our 2012 Australian International Motor Show coverage we bring you the highlights and lowlights from the rest of the manufacturers on show. Our top three highlights: Ford Evos concept—stunning lines Kia Track’ster—actually very, very cool Subaru BRZ by Possum Bourne Motorsport—track cred for the BRZ Our top three lowlights Holden Malibu—return to […]