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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM   #1876
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Thanks. Not identical of course but similar themes. The fender flare design more closely resembles the Outback Wilderness. The back of the Lexus isn't shown from this angle but it also sticks out like the WRX. It's just weird seeing these design cues on a car. Seems like Subaru went the other direction from Honda who went away from black plastic and more upscale with the look of the new Civic.
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Old Yesterday, 05:47 PM   #1877
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Anyone know if the SPT has a center differential? Justy?

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Old Yesterday, 05:55 PM   #1878
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It's just kinda funny because Subaru had the Impreza GT in 2009 and 2010, and it feels like we've circled back around to that car in a way. I know it's totally different how it came about and what its purpose was, but I still think about that car sometimes.
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I forgot about the Impreza 2.5GT.
I remember it quite well, as I am one of the ~5 people who owned one. It had its charms.

The new GT trim certainly reminded me of that old car, but yes, we're in a very different situation now. I've never heard it officially confirmed, but the 2009-2010 Impreza GT really seemed like a last-second improvised plan for using up 2008 WRX suspension/engine part commitments after the WRX got the rapid-fire refresh in 2009. The new WRX GT seems intentional and planned.

One detail I found interesting is that the 2022 automatic WRX retains the 45/55 center-diff VTD AWD system it's had (again) since 2015, at least according to Motor Trend (I couldn't find any mention in the corporate PR materials). In 2008, they quietly dropped VTD from the automatic WRX (and subsequently 2009-2010 Impreza GT) in favor of the plain-vanilla front-biased Active AWD system, one of the many conspicuous indications of cost-cutting on that generation of Impreza.

If Subaru had wanted to cheap out on the 2022, VTD would have been an easy target on the automatic. They probably could have cut costs and seen a marginal MPG improvement by axing it in favor of Active AWD. And it's not like VTD has a lot of marketing equity that would justify including it just for gee-whiz value, since they've barely mentioned it for years.

I know that doesn't change anything for those who prefer manual and would have liked to see more drivetrain upgrades. I just think it's interesting and I'm curious to hear how it drives.
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 PM   #1879
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Anyone know if the SPT has a center differential? Justy?

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The press release on SOJ's site says the 6MT is "Center differential + Viscous coupling" while the SPT is "Variable Torque Distribution AWD (VTD-AWD)". VTD traditionally uses a mechanical center differential, I believe.
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 PM   #1880
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM   #1881
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Old Yesterday, 08:28 PM   #1882
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In 2014 motortrend said the below about the then new 2015 wrx.

“Throughout the Subaru WRX's existence, there have always been two constants: The next one is always uglier than the one before, and the new one is always slightly disappointing from a performance standpoint compared to the last one.”
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 PM   #1883
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That looks like *rap. Dammit Subaru!! Paint the entire car. Fix it before it hits production.
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Old Yesterday, 11:02 PM   #1884
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Subaru should roll it back and call it the 2022 Subaru WRX Official Production Concept. Just pretend like some marketing intern forgot to include the word "Concept" in the press releases.

Then bring out the WRX after the STI and just play it off as if they always meant to do that. No harm, no foul, right?
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Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM   #1885
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Anybody here think the new STI will be even close to the new Golf R on stock dyno #’s?
Stock they’re pushing 340-360 WHP depending on the dyno, elevation, fuel etc. pretty sure that’s the equivalent of 91 OCT they’re using in the test too. Figure 360 at least for USDM cars?
Insanely powerful. VW is sneaky lately with power ratings. I wouldn’t buy one @45K MSRP though much rather enjoy another rs when the market for used cars settles. In fact, if I can find another with 10k miles thats mint for 28 again I’ll be buying. I seriously think all Subaru sti guys should try one out if they don’t like the new sti.
I’m also Suprised no leaks from Japan have came out showing the sti yet
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Old Yesterday, 11:35 PM   #1886
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Subaru should roll it back and call it the 2022 Subaru WRX Official Production Concept. Just pretend like some marketing intern forgot to include the word "Concept" in the press releases.

Then bring out the WRX after the STI and just play it off as if they always meant to do that. No harm, no foul, right?








Some design intern put the F exhaust in the wrong place and then forgot to fix that part. All those forgetful interns.
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Old Yesterday, 11:40 PM   #1887
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completely hideous.
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