News

Subaru News

Posted Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:56pm

You Can Buy Ken Block’s First Rally-Winning Subaru

Today, Ken Block is a star, the face of an empire of Mustang drag racing and energy drink branding everywhere. Back in 2006, he was just a co-founder of a shoe company running in Rally America. This is the car that changed everything. This 2002 Subaru WRX STi, built to look like the road car circa 2006, was prepared by Vermont SportsCar, the program still building Subaru’s rallying entries today. It carries an extensive domestic… Read More →

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 10:51pm

VENTI WRC inaugurates the new wireless era of rally communication by Stilo

The VENTI WRC is a ground-breaking product in the new era of Stilo history due to the Stilo Wireless Technology it is equipped with, reaching a whole new level in communication between driver, co-driver and crew-service park staff. Stilo technicians developed a helmet that is lighter but also houses an innovative wireless key that can be inserted instead of cable and is totally integrated into the shape of the helmet. Read More →

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 10:49pm

PASTRANA STARTS ARA SEASON WITH SNO*DRIFT VICTORY

Travis Pastrana has got his American Rally Association presented by DirtFish season off to a superb start with a comfortable victory on the Sno*Drift Rally. Leading the event from start to finish, Subaru Motorsports USA’s Pastrana won nine of the winter rally’s 12 stages to record a 1m08.8s victory over his team-mate Brandon Semenuk. Read More →

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 10:36pm

Would You Buy This Pristine, Rare Subaru Impreza With 4,000 Miles For $94,000?

One of Subaru’s forgotten limited editions is now up for sale in Hong Kong. This über-low mileage 1999 Subaru Impreza RB5 WR Sport has been listed for HK$728,000 (US$93,900) at a performance car specialist in the former crown colony. Finding a GC Impreza is an achievement in itself, but this Prodrive-fettled tribute to a departed WRC star is about as rare as they get. With only 444 ever made, and of that only 170 believed… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:15pm

Is Subaru Planning to Add Another New SUV to the Lineup?

Subaru has seen huge success in the United States and Canada over the past decade, with the market making up two-thirds of the brand’s global sales. That success has come because Subaru’s specialty is selling precisely what the average American car buyer wants these days: a rugged, spacious, all-wheel-drive crossover that is easy to get people and gear in and out of. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:12pm

Travis Pastrana Kicks Off Subaru’s Rally Racing at the Sno Drift on February 20

The last time we heard anything about Travis Pastrana and his exploits was in December last year when Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing released a video of him manhandling a monster of an STI as part of the Gymkhana 2020 stunt. But as the new racing seasons are kicking into gear all over the world, the American professional will return to his usual rally racing. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:32pm

How Vermont SportsCar Built the Ultimate STI for Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana 2020

Every racing team dreams of building a car without any limitations or regulations, but very few get the chance. Sure, Porsche’s LMP1 team got to send off its 919 Hybrid with an unlimited final form and a few lap records that may never fall, but, for most teams, these dreams stay dreams. Few get the opportunity to run their cars to their full potential, and even fewer get the opportunity to build an unlimited car… Read More →

Posted Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:08pm

How the 862-HP Subaru WRX STI Gymkhana Car Became the ‘Most Insane’ One Ever

When the opportunity came for Subaru to take over Gymkhana from Ken Block and Ford with the help of Travis Pastrana, the crew at Vermont Sportscar and Subaru Motorsport began building the most hardcore STI before the ink could dry on the contracts. Subaru had a year to develop the car and set up the massive shoot, only to then complete the filming in Pastrana’s hometown of Annapolis in just four days. That’s a narrow… Read More →

Posted Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:07pm

Retro Subaru Forester STI Sounds Fantastic, Hits 137 MPH on the Autobahn

Right now, Subaru is all about efficiency and safety. They’re like the Japanese Volvo, and as of this year, almost every car they sell should have the EyeSight driver assistance package. Thus, the STI badge has almost nothing to do with the core of the brand, which is a shame considering how cool a new performance Forester would be. Read More →

Posted Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:02pm

Subaru Preparing Wilderness Off-Road Sub-Brand

About a month ago, our spies caught a Subaru Outback prototype with several visual modifications and a lifted suspension. At the time, we thought the Japanese automaker is going to add an off-road-inspired version of the rugged wagon but it turns out Subaru has more serious plans for this year. Read More →