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Old 03-29-2013, 06:05 PM   #101
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but the concept BRZ STI showed up much later than the ft-86, this WRX is still an early model with silly wheels and brakes like the FT-86. I could have just easily posted a GT86/FRS side profile because its almost identical to the BRZ and nothing like the FT86 concept
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #102
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this car looks sick. How many people actually rally/offroad their car vs those that lower and keep it on the road/track. I think its a smart move to make this car look a bit more like the german cars. If this car is priced right, its going to be a real winner.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:06 PM   #103
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i love the look of the new concept. i have heard of subaru changing the wrx from the sti so if they are making it diffrent then this car has the looks. brz top and wrx bottom
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #104
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The wrx concept appears to have equal, or even less front overhang than a brz....

This means the concept will either be way off from the production version, or Subaru has some big news regarding the drivetrain in this thing.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #105
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:49 PM   #106
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I think it's the best looking WRX to date. If the production model looks anything like the concept, I'm buying it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:36 PM   #107
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So Depressing, I probably wont be getting one But to look at the bright side, I've helped fund this car
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #108
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I'm guessing anything performance related that is "shown" will not make it to the floor...ie: carbon roof, 2 piece floating rotor, wheels,etc... I'm also guessing that Subaru still hasn't listened to what quite a few of us want, ie: recaro seats, pistons that don't do pop under slight mods, better oil pickup, etc...Lastly I'm guessing I will not be buying one. Good looking car none the less.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:55 PM   #109
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that first pic wasnt the brz concept, it's the ft86 concept.
lolwut!?!?

So much ridiculousness in this thread.

You mean the ft86 concept that is the basis for every BRZ and FR-S out there? The ones that are nearly identical to the FT-86 in every other country.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #110
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well supposedly the BRZ/FR-S engine can handle quite a bit of boost, the new WRX/STI engine should be similar to if not better than that
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:59 PM   #111
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You could take a WRX off-road.
lol, right. In the same way you could take any Corolla off-road. Let's not get crazy here. The WRX has, is, and will be the performance version of an econobox. The fact that you could drive it on a light gravel road does not mean it was designed for "off-road."
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:08 PM   #112
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lol, right. In the same way you could take any Corolla off-road. Let's not get crazy here. The WRX has, is, and will be the performance version of an econobox. The fact that you could drive it on a light gravel road does not mean it was designed for "off-road."
Are you serious? The WRX was designed to be a highly versatile platform. This is common knowledge. To say that is it only a performance vehicle and not practical in areas is ridiculous. It could be a comfortable daily-driver, a rugged rally car, a slammed street car, or a built-up track car. Not to mention being able to race on snow. All I'm saying is that this new design, while obviously an impressive feat of engineering, does not keep with this tradition that has made the WRX, the WRX. I'm also not saying that I dislike this car, by any means. What I am saying, however, is that it is clearly not the same car we have known as the WRX for years. Thus, I think it should be called something different.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:10 PM   #113
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In the same way you could take any Corolla off-road."
This is also a ridiculous statement. You could take any car off-road, but what separated the WRX from other cars was its incredibly impressive ability to handle and perform in other-than-concrete surfaces. Go ahead and take a Corolla rallying. You let me know how that works out. Lol.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:14 PM   #114
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It has a traction advantage over a corolla but it's just a car..it can't handle the abuse of offroading any better without serious modifications. The stock suspension and tires are not for offroading either.

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #115
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This is also a ridiculous statement. You could take any car off-road, but what separated the WRX from other cars was its incredibly impressive ability to handle and perform in other-than-concrete surfaces. Go ahead and take a Corolla rallying. You let me know how that works out. Lol.





You know that not all rally cars are AWD, right? RIGHT?

There's nothing about the structure of that car that prevents it from doing (for example) rally-x.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #116
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You know that not all rally cars are AWD, right? RIGHT?
No, I'm an incompetent retard. Of course I know that. But wouldn't you rather have something with AWD for rally racing? I'm enjoying this witty banter.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #117
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LMAO! people complaining about it not being able to have roof racks and not being rally ready. Go buy the base model impreza jeez! Will definitely be selling the WRX at the end of this year to pick up one of these.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:17 PM   #118
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lol the current car looks exactly like its concept did....
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:50 PM   #119
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this car looks sick. How many people actually rally/offroad their car vs those that lower and keep it on the road/track. I think its a smart move to make this car look a bit more like the german cars. If this car is priced right, its going to be a real winner.
^^^^^ x2


I'm willing to wager that 99.9% of the people complaining about the lack of utility, and rally resemblance have never taken their car off road.

Like someone else mentioned, the OG subbies were focused on performance.

Want utility? get a forester.


I can't wait to see what the sti looks like
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:08 AM   #120
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ive taken my car off road, it feels like its gonna fall apart..lol

pretty amusing though
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:12 AM   #121
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Looks like something from a show about robots taking over.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:08 AM   #122
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The main question at hand is with the front wheels that far foward, how are they keeping this AWD? Or will the new WRX be RWD?

You can't add four inches of wheelbase and drop 4 inches of overall length and keep anything close to the current drivetrain configuration of having the front axles behind the engine...

Let the speculation begin.
Really worried that the front-end proportions won't make it to production because of the symmetrical AWD. Pushing the front axle forward is probably the biggest reason why this concept looks so good.

A BMW with a straight six also has about two cylinders ahead of the front axle, so we'll see...
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:15 AM   #123
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Looks fantastic.

Now show me the hatch STI version and I'll sell my kidney, and the kidneys of everyone on this forum to buy one!
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #124
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It looks beautiful but please learn from 2008 and hold off for at least 2 model years before you pick one up




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Old 03-30-2013, 06:51 AM   #125
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It's driving dynamics look crappy vs previous generations. Most people are only concerned about looks. This concept WRX with it's high belt line will lack driving pleasure earlier models have.
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