There are only two genuine 22Bs in the United States. The first, owned by Heuberger Motors in Colorado, is a track-only vehicle due to extensive modifications. The second is in Subaru of America’s private collection. As part of Subaru’s ongoing Vintage Garage video series, Subaru PR Manager Dominick Infante gives us a rare, up close look at their prized 1998 22B STI.
On November 20th, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru finally spilled the beans on its new 2015 WRX. Key words of the presentation were “power” and “handling.”
Under the sharply creased hood lies a new-to-the-WRX 268-hp 2.0-liter boxer engine with Subaru’s own direct-injection system (a similar engine made its debut in the 2014 Forester XT.) Peak power hits at 5,600 rpm, with enough torque to make even hardened tuners giggle: 258 lb.-ft across a broad 2,000 to 5,200... [Read More]
Yes, this is real. Yes it is awesome. Must act by November 11, 2013.
Honesty, I can’t believe this is actually happening. For the company that for years avoided showing any extreme driving in their commercials (yes, they even avoided showing rally), this is a huge jump (pun not intended.)
DoubleURXXX Productions (*cough* a renegade marketing wing of Subaru *cough*) has partnered with Bucky Lasek on something only for WRX, STI and BRZ owners where they are asking owners to “show your driving chops.” (I’ve confirmed with Subaru corporate and yes, this is official and totally legit. And yes, you will need a WRX/STI/BRZ VIN to enter…sorry Legacy GT owners.)
Let this sink in for a moment.
The company that, only a few years ago, used what was clearly a computer-generated WRX to promote a new vehicle because “that was how it would get... [Read More]