Originally Posted by Obsessive
Comon you morons. This is the test mule for the new WRX powertrain. A smart person (which most of you are not) would obviously see that the XV is the inspiration for the next generation WRX if not an actual 'release' of the WRX that you will see soon - only in baby **** brown.
A test mule whose weight, balance, suspension, and etc all just happen to be a very close match for the next WRX? The test mules for the BRZ were all frankensteins in order to simulate all of the above characteristics of the production BRZ. The hood scoop set up looks very much like pre-production runs of the scoop/splitter. Face it, the next WRX is going to be based on the current Impreza... Maybe some different body panels for fender flares and maybe more upgraded interior... But mules being what they are, this is very strong indicator the new WRX is based off the Impreza.