Posted Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:57pm

2022 Subaru WRX: A Design Reboot That Still Performs

THE NEXT FEW years may be hard for Willy, my friend and street-motorsport consigliere. When Willy isn’t powering through a heavy-metal set list on his slack-stringed bass guitar, he is obsessing over his 2016 Subaru WRX STI: the Blue Dragon. All are warned not to touch the Blue Dragon. Don’t even look at it.
Willy has immanentized his eschaton. He has spent thousands to sort out the Blue Dragon exactly the way he wants it, to manifest Subie heaven on Earth. Among the changes: The Dragon is currently drinking a rich mixture of ethanol through a Stage 2 kit, so it reeks like a bootlegger’s trunk.