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Posted Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 10:14pm

2020 Subaru Outback long-term update: Delivering safety in spades

For decades, car buyers viewed the concept of vehicle safety as a largely passive idea. Airbags, crumple zones and proper engineering are what kept passengers safe in the event of a crash. But in the past five years or so, we’ve focused a lot more on technologies that help prevent crashes in the first place. They boil down to two phrases: Active safety features and driver-assistance systems. Subaru is doing its darndest to make its… Read More →

Posted Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:08pm

‘He is up there with Senna’ – remembering Colin McRae’s WRC title 25 years on

“We were in Safari Rally and we had to drink a lot of fluid and Colin needed a pee and was bursting, so he gave up and just had a pee in the car. “I ended up having to drive the car with my left hand on the steering wheel and him peeing in amongst the floor – but we were quickest by three-and-a-half minutes in that section and we went on to win our… Read More →

Posted Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10:07pm

Subaru Reinvents BRZ Sports Coupe With Edgier Exterior And More Power

First things first: no, the new Subaru BRZ does not get a turbo. But Subaru has still managed to turn the hardcore enthusiast meter up a notch and a half with its all-new sports coupe. From its radically revised exterior to a gutsier engine to its purpose-built interior, the new BRZ promises sharper driver-focused handling with a more flexible power plant and edgier looks. First impressions as the second-generation Subaru was unveiled last week point… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:03pm

How the much-missed Richard Burns scaled the WRC mountain

On this day 15 years ago, Richard Burns sadly passed away due to cancer, exactly four years after claiming the 2001 World Rally crown. In an article originally published in Autosport magazine on 1 December 2005, David Evans recounts his incredible career along with tributes from those who knew him best… Read More →

Posted Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:01pm

Designer Tweaks 2022 Subaru BRZ With Sharper Rear Haunches

From the standpoint of design, the 2022 Subaru BRZ is a prettier proposition than the first generation of the Japanese coupe. Be that as it may, The Sketch Monkey couldn’t help himself from tweaking the rear quarter panels of the boxer-engined sports car. Read More →

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 9:59pm

MCRAE’S CROWNING GLORY

This weekend marks 25 years since the great Colin McRae won his sole World Rally Championship in the iconic yellow and blue Subaru Impreza WRX and in the latest edition of Auto Action the highly competitive, yet controversial 1995 WRC season is reviewed. Read More →

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:58pm

What Is a Boxer Engine?

Although the basic principles of an internal combustion engine are universal, the manner in which these engines are designed and function vary greatly. Some engine configurations are designed in a line, others in a V, while others are flat, like the boxer engine. The boxer engine is most well-known today in its Subaru and Porsche applications, but it was a different German manufacturer that pioneered its use in automobiles at the end of the 1800s.… Read More →

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:56pm

Riding Shotgun In The New 2022 Subaru BRZ

No turbo on board, but improvements all around might change your mind about the next gen. Subie offering. Rodrez of Super Street: If the “swoosh” of the front fenders and pontoon-like sideskirts bolted to a FR platform that promises a sporty experience from behind the wheel doesn’t scream “turbo” then we don’t know what does. No matter what we think, Subaru’s 2022 BRZ, unveiled this week in its final form, isn’t packing the huff and… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:55pm

WRC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS SINCE MCRAE’S HISTORIC WORLD TITLE

Twenty-five years ago this Sunday (22 November), Colin McRae climbed out of his iconic blue Subaru Impreza to wild adoration as he became the youngest ever world rally champion. Massive crowds celebrated at Chester Racecourse with McRae, co-driver Derek Ringer and their Prodrive team after victory at Britain’s RAC Rally sealed the crown. McRae was 27 years and 109 days old. He was the first British driver to win the title following one of the… Read More →

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 9:52pm

Horizontally Opposed No More: Subaru’s 2022 Evoltis SUV Boxes Into EV Territory

Subaru usually isn’t the first manufacturer that comes to mind when it comes to electric vehicles. The Japanese-domiciled brand is better known for its turbocharged boxer engines, symmetrical all-wheel-drive and family-friendly off-road prowess. However, that’s all about to change with an all-electric crossover called the Evoltis. Co-developed with Toyota, it will be Subaru’s first proper foray into the EV scene. We saw an early conceptual mockupy back in January, yet what interests us most is… Read More →