Originally Posted by spaceywilly
Explain the perfectly fitting STI 6 speed shifter and perfectly fitting twin tip exhausts then. This is obviously more than a hack job mule. I'm sure the sheet metal will change in the final version, but this confirms we are getting a WRX version of the 2012 impreza and not a new model. Boo
I thought the diesel had a six speed...in this body style. I would say that would perfectly fit. And that exhaust if far from perfectly fitting.
I have said this before in another post a while back. I went to the Corvette Museum back when the C5 had just come out. In the entrance lobby they had a bunch of the different test cars set up to show it's development stages. One of those cars was a C4 with a C5 interior. Another was a C4 with the full drivetrain of the C5. I believe this Impreza(with it's obvious chopped hood) just has the next drivetrain in it for testing.
I am thinking Subaru is getting away from hood scoops like they have done with the diesel. They are just using one here because this is NOT the new body, so they need it because this body doesn't allow for the proper airflow under
Also, I am sure you have been on here long enough to have made that "this confirms" statement.