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Why Would Anyone Spend $150K To Mod A Subaru Impreza? 18
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Subaru, subaru impreza, Subaru Videos, tuning, video on 01 18th, 2018


We understand that taking a regular car and turning it into a supercar killer is something a lot of petrolheads like. But sometimes, pouring a ton of money into a project car isn’t the best of ideas.
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Baby Driver Returns To Subaru WRX To Pull Off Snowy Drifts 10
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in drifting, Film, Movie Cars, Subaru, subaru impreza, Subaru Videos, Subaru WRX, video on 01 10th, 2018


Ansel Elgort, the star in the film “Baby Driver,” kept one of the six Subaru WRX sedans that were used during the filming of the movie. Instead of putting the WRX away, Elgort took to Twitter to showcase some snowy drifts.

As the wheelman in the film, Elgort received tons of training to ensure that he could actually perform the stunts in the movie’s chase scenes, which is probably why we loved “Baby Driver.” Apparently, Elgort remembered some of his training, because the drifts he pulled off during New York City’s recent snowstorm were on point.

According to Motor1, making “Baby Driver” took six WRX sedans. One of the sedans was converted to rear-wheel drive and fitted with an upgraded differential to keep the smoky drifts going. That vehicle, even with 158,000 miles on the clock, sold for $69,100 on eBay.

While that vehicle is probably stored away somewhere, Elgort begged the studio to take one of the WRX sedans home. After roughly a year of begging, Sony finally obliged his request, giving the actor the Subaru for his birthday.

Clearly, Elgort’s still enjoying being behind the wheel of a Subaru.


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Listen To A Subaru Boxer Engine Rev To A Dizzying 12,000 RPM 26
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Subaru, subaru impreza, Subaru Videos, video on 12 26th, 2017


While big, bustling V8 engines have their appeal, there is something especially intoxicating about small-capacity engines that howl like tiny Formula 1 engines.

Among Subaru enthusiasts, high-revving boxer engines, such as the EJ207, are adored and Australian tuning company GotitRext has decided to take the boxer engine to new heights.

The firm got their hands on a flat-four EJ-series motor and set about transforming it with new internals and a Garrett GTW3884 turbocharger. Incredibly, the engine delivers 610 hp at the wheels. However, that’s not the most amazing thing.

The most remarkable element of this flat-four is its ability to rev to a barely-believable 12,000 rpm. It’s unclear how GotitRext was able to make the engine rev at such extraordinary levels while still being reliable but it makes for a truly frightening powertrain.

As a matter of fact, the five-speed manual transmission mated to the engine means this 1994 Impreza LX hits 140 mph (225 km/h) in third gear alone!

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New 2019 Ascent Is Subaru’s Largest SUV Yet, Goes After Honda Pilot 29
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in featured, LA Auto Show, new cars, Subaru, Subaru Ascent, Subaru Videos, Top 5, video on 11 29th, 2017


The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent has just been unveiled on the eve of the LA Auto Show. As the largest Subaru ever with seating for up to eight people, it promises exceptional versatility and comes laden with a host of noteworthy features.

Subaru first previewed the Ascent as a concept in April and for the most part, the design of the production model is free of any significant changes. As such, the SUV adopts the automaker’s ‘Dynamic x Solid’ design philosophy and utilizes a hexagonal front grille with C-shaped headlights designed to mimic the look of pistons moving inside a boxer engine.

Sitting at the heart of the new three-row SUV is an all-new 2.4-liter boxer engine featuring direct fuel injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger. It delivers 260 hp at 5,600 rpm and 277 lb-ft of torque between 2,000 and 4,800 rpm. All models come complete with a CVT transmission featuring an 8-speed manual mode. The Ascent can tow up to 5,000 lbs and cover in excess of 500 miles on a single tank.

As standard, the 2019 Ascent boasts a second-row bench seat and can carry eight passengers. If customers don’t need so many seats, different configurations are available, including a second-row captain’s chair on select trim levels.

Speaking of trim levels, the 2019 Ascent will be sold in Base, Premium, Limited, and Touring configurations. The base model includes important features like Subaru’s EyeSight system with automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist, a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 18-inch wheels, raised roof rails, three-zone automatic climate control and Auto Vehicle Hold, a feature that holds the Ascent in place without the need for the brake pedal to be depressed.

Moving up in the range, the Premium trim adds Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, WiFi, heated exterior mirrors, Reverse Automatic Braking and more. As for the Limited, it adds leather upholstery, 20-inch wheels, all season tires, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, among other touches.

Last but not least is the Touring, outfitted with satin silver wing mirrors, chrome trimmings, and a luxurious interior that includes a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

Sales of the 2019 Subaru Ascent will start in early summer 2018 with prices starting in the low-$30,000 range.

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A Subaru Wagon Just Won A Championship, But Not In Rallying 2
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Motorsport, racing, Subaru, Subaru Levorg, Subaru Videos, UK, video on 10 2nd, 2017


When you think of Subaru and motorsports, you tend to think of rallying. But here's the thing: while it dominated a decade or two ago, Subaru hasn't actually competed in the top World Rally Championship since 2008. Its latest championship comes instead in touring cars.
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Subaru Releases Dash Cam Footage Of Record Setting Nürburgring Run 15
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dashcam, Nurburgring, Subaru, Subaru Videos, Subaru WRX STI, video on 09 15th, 2017


Subaru has released two new videos which showcase its record setting run on the Nürburgring Nordschleife earlier this year.
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Matt Farah Drives His Favorite Subaru Legacy Of All Time 24
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in reviews, Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Videos, video on 08 24th, 2017


This 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon features a 5-speed manual transmission, a WRX STI power unit and multiple upgrades making it even more sporty.
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Baby Driver’s Subaru WRX Stunt Car Offered For Sale On Ebay 21
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in eBay, Movie Cars, Subaru, Subaru Videos, Subaru WRX, video on 08 21st, 2017


Here’s your chance to own the very same 2006 Subaru WRX that starred in the summer box office hit "Baby Driver".
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Turbocharging A Scion FR-S To 450HP Is Always The Answer 12
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Scion FR-S, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota 86, Toyota GT 86, Toyota Videos, tuning, video on 08 12th, 2017


We all agree that the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ duo is one of the most fun to drive new cars on the market, especially for their price bracket, but the biggest criticism was and is their weak punch.
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Consumer Reports Give Their Verdict On The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 19
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, new cars, reviews, Subaru, Subaru Videos, Subaru XV, video on 07 19th, 2017


Subaru have refined their Crosstrek by launching a new generation, which feels more mature and better, overall, than its predecessor.
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Travis Pastrana Storms Up Mt. Washington In His 600 HP Subaru 13
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Motorsport, racing, Rally Cars, Subaru, Subaru Videos, Subaru WRX STI, video on 07 13th, 2017


A couple of days after Travis Pastrana stormed up the Mt. Washington hillclimb to set a new record, the full video of the run has been released.
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Travis Pastrana Just Smashed America’s Oldest Hillclimb Record 11
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Motorsport, Rally Cars, Subaru, Subaru Videos, video on 07 11th, 2017


If you've ever been to the northeastern United States, you might have noticed cars driving around with a bumper stickers that read, “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.” It comes with the toll to drive the road up to the highest peak in the region, so they've become rather ubiquitous. But one man has done it faster than any other.
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Subaru’s EyeSight Gains Semi-Autonomous Driving Feature, Company Downplays Ambitions 22
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, Reports, Subaru, Subaru Videos, video on 06 22nd, 2017


It seems like virtually every automaker is rushing to develop autonomous driving vehicles, but Subaru is taking a different approach and focuses on making its existing technology better.
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Subaru WRX STI Type RA Teased, Debuts June 8th 1
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in new cars, Subaru, Subaru Videos, Subaru WRX STI, video on 06 1st, 2017


Subaru has released a new video which shows the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special in action.
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