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Old 07-28-2000, 10:39 PM   #1
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Post These new pics have to be fake.....

For one, I don't think that the New Impreza that Subaru hasn't even unveiled yet would be sitting in a parking spot by the ocean. I highly doubt that that was a loading dock where those pics were taken. All the other cars around it aren't new, aren't subaru's, and I'd like to know what that sign says(probably some sort of pay parking lot or business). With cars waiting to be loaded, they would be driven up by truck and unloaded in an open lot without parking spot stripes next to the dock where the ship they are to be loaded onto. You can see the ocean in one pic, there are no docks anywhere near the Impreza. The buildings that are behind the impreza's don't look like anything that would be near a frieght loading dock either.

Second, the pic itself just doesn't look real to me. I don't know what it is, just the whole thing doesn't look right. A few things that don't add up though. I don't think Subaru would make a WRX trim level car without a spoiler in the rear. The wheels look like they were pasted on. They don't have the righ offset, and the car is riding way to high off the wheels from the side. The lights are look unreal. They are way to bright(don't have any shadows, anywhere), and they just look like they were edited on. The hood looks to bright(even when taking reflection into account). Looks like someone used the roofs color to color the hood after they edited it(the hood would be darker because your looking more directly at it). Oh yea, and theres no shadow coming off the right side of the hood scoop when viewed from the front(notice there is from the side). There is no reflection on the silver cars widshield, and the drivers seat dosn't look right. The rear taillights look baddly done as well, just to bright for the picture. The last thing that bothers me about this picture is the black out on the blue cars right rear door window. Why would they black something out? Seems like any spy pic would want to show as much info as possible. I would guess that there was something on the window that gave away the fact that these pics are fake and it was to hard to edit it out and still make the window look real.

One final thing, these pics are based off of the pencil sketch that supposedly came from a Subaru insider. I am certain these pics are fake, but they may be close to what the actual car will look like. It just depends on whether or not the original pencil sketch was real or not. Hell, I could have made a pencil sketch a few months ago, posted it on the internet, and be looking at spy pics of my sketch right now. I am going to be skeptical of everything until the news comes from Subaru itself. I am willing to bet money that these new pics are fake though.

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Old 07-28-2000, 10:45 PM   #2
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I had never noticed the blackout before...HHMMMMMM...

The WRX badging doesn't reflect right and the SUBARU logo don't look square with the body either.

HMMMMM. I hope its fake.
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Old 07-28-2000, 10:54 PM   #3
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The thing that throws me is the left tailight on the bottom pic looks as big as the rear quarterpanel it is just huge but then on the pic above it looks like a normal sized light. Plus why are the tire so distorted in the middle pic the look very cut and paste and you can't see the front tire at all it looks like a floating rim with no tires plus they don't look like 16 inch rims to me they look smaller especially the rear rim in the second pic.

But I am definitly not a photoshop guru or anything I am just pointing out a few things that bothered me and just hoping that these are fakes.
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Old 07-28-2000, 11:27 PM   #4
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Well if they are fakes, then they did a good job reflecting the silver car in the pic of the rear of the blue car.
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Old 07-28-2000, 11:27 PM   #5
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The pics are obviously fake. Badly done at that. The car is pieced together from different cars. The wheels really give it away. They are just the wheels from the Japan spec Legacy B4 pasted onto the car.

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Old 07-28-2000, 11:29 PM   #6
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No thats the thing, they would have edited an actual picture to make these. So in real life there was a blue car and a silver car, so the silver reflection is already there no need to edit it in.
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Old 07-28-2000, 11:52 PM   #7
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The fender flares are almost exactly like those on a cosworth escort. I mean wayyyyyy too similar......
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Old 07-28-2000, 11:52 PM   #8
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Oh, so you think the bumper and lights, and grill are from a car that exists already? Well, if that's true, let's find that car. Cuz in the reflection, you can see the bumper (pertruding forward), the grill, and the lights.
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Old 07-29-2000, 12:03 AM   #9
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it's real....

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Old 07-29-2000, 12:03 AM   #10
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You guys are just too funny. As much detail that is represented in these pics would certainly indicate that they are authentic. Consider the three different shots. The various shadows and the way the light is cast over all the vehicles. The consistency of specific details at different angles i.e. corner markers, side mirrors, the rims etc...

As dissapointing as it may seem (much to my dismay) these photos are probably authentic.
I'm sorry to say it but unless you work for ILM, have state of the art rendering equipment, and a butload of time on your hands, this is probably the real mocoy.
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Old 07-29-2000, 12:12 AM   #11
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i think these will be the ones coming to the states...

cuz they look so plain!! just like a 2.5RS!!!

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Old 07-29-2000, 12:12 AM   #12
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I'm not going to say these are fakes. If they are fake, they are damn good. In pic 3 you can even see the reflection of the blue car on the hood of the silver car. But there is one big problem. The wheels are oblong, and the front and rears are leaning opposite directions
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Old 07-29-2000, 01:02 AM   #13
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Once again:

Those wheels look EXTREMELY fake in the side shot. Note how the rear wheel is pointed in a weird direction that doesn't correspond with the car.
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Old 07-29-2000, 01:10 AM   #14
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I don't really like to nit pick these spy pics because really don't care if it's real or not. If this is a fake, to me it's good, because in the head on shot, you can even see the silver car has the same bumper and everything, down to those little vents. I personally don't think its a fake, but a real car, maybe with fake parts added on to it (ie. SUBARU logo, and the hood scoop). Just thought I would throw my 2 cents into the big pile. Hey thought of somthing else, in the head on shot you can cleary see through the front window, but in the tail shot it looks like there is something on the front window.

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Old 07-29-2000, 01:45 AM   #15
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Something else you wouldn't notice until someone else pointed it out...

The hood on the blue one is lighter then the body (thats not it, yet), but what is funny is that the hood on the white/silver one is exactly the same with the shade there. Brighter then the rest of the body. Unless, of course, the paint has a perl coat that did that...

Yes there is something in the rear driver's side window... no he wasn't trying to hide it, it was obviously retouched by an amateur - which MIGHT be the reason it is there. "Oh look, someone retouched it there!" but the rest of the car is the same, right? Who knows... it could just be to mislead you.

I'm going to second that in the side shot the front wheel is too large (or the rear too small), though it could very well be a lense that was slightly "fisheyed" that did it.

Where is the AWD sticker? It HAS to have it because of the towing thing (have to put an awd car on a trailer vs. a normal tow).

How about this one... the reflection of the sun on the hood and scoop. The hood has a big reflection up front and it is wide too. The scoop reflections are narrow and confined, yet they have possibly less curve then that front edge of the hood. Bass-ackwards of how it should be.

The only other thing that throws me is how these pics were obviously taken during the day, yet however they turned out far too dark...
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Old 07-29-2000, 02:35 AM   #16
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Even though I hope it is fake, would 3 magazines "conspire" to put the same car out?
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Old 07-29-2000, 02:47 AM   #17
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No, but FHI might. I say again HMMMMM.
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Old 07-29-2000, 08:12 AM   #18
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Hey you all are making a doubter out of me. I am beginning to think the shot was taking at a loading dock, but the pic was mocked up to look like a subie by adding the front, hood scoop, and rear badging. I have three things to ask
(1) Can someone lighten up the rear rear (and yes the wheels do look cut and pasted on, the rear one faces too much like the left... looks crooked!) Aren't those drum brakes on the rear? On a WRX?
(2) The spoiler issue gets me too.
(3)I am not a shodows expert, BUT the the front shot, the pole is casting a reflection towards the photographer, yet the hoop scoop light seems to be throw from the other directoin. Am I wrong? I am not sure about this one.
(4) The door handles. Is that subie style?
(5) The roof ALSO is not subie style. I know that much. IT looks funny.
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Old 07-29-2000, 08:26 AM   #19
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has anyone else notcied the silver car behind this blue one. the headlight you can see of it makes me think that its another subaru....
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Old 07-29-2000, 08:38 AM   #20
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Here's another thing that bugs me. Why didn't the photographer take a picture of the silver car? I mean 2 of the same cars and 2 different colors, why not show their are more than that one car. And on that site where they posted it, they didn't even mention it. I dont understand why.
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Old 07-29-2000, 09:38 AM   #21
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I believe the pictures are real. However, the one thing bugging me is why are the cars ready to ship without any body protection?? Probably a dumb question.
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Old 07-29-2000, 10:14 AM   #22
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The pictures are real photographs, for sure. Those are definately not fake PICTURES. However, they could simply be a car built by magX to sell issues. as in WE HAVE THE SCOOP! BY OUR MAGAZINE!

Pictures-real, car, fake?
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Old 07-29-2000, 10:18 AM   #23
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Maybe it's actually a picture of a lower Impreza model, retouched to look like a WRX. That could certainly explain the wheels and a few other details.

Just a thought.
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Old 07-29-2000, 10:40 AM   #24
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These cars looks like American version to me...

1) it's LHD
2) it use "SUBARU" at the back... all impreza in japan say "IMPREZA" in the back
3) WRX is now a badge, not sticker. just like how all american model cars used a Badge
4) car look simple... not as agressive as the WRX in japan...
5) no "i" logo in front. it use the 6 star (in black ALSO!!) only american subaru use this logo. all impreza in japan use "i" as well...
6) no wing. not really a matter, becuz the lightest and cheapest model of the Impreza WRX dont have a wing either, but this one is not likly to be the one in japan, cuz there is no roof vent, or WRC style mirror.
7) the radio attenna is located on the Left hand side A pillar, just like all american model impreza. in Japan, all impreza have auto rise up attenna in the back.

so in conclusion, this is probably the excact one goin to be seen in north america showrooms in september.


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Old 07-29-2000, 10:50 AM   #25
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ALL the pictures posted are..




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