Posted Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:05am

How 2015 Subaru WRX shell is used to demo the brands crashworthiness

A 2015 Subaru WRX used in side impact testing has been saved from the crusher. What does Subaru do with the destroyed performance car?

This 2015 Subaru WRX was used as a test mule in Japan for side impact crashworthiness testing at Crashlab, and is now a demo to tout the brands safety features. This WRX shell has become a traveling exhibit in Australia highlighting the strength and crashworthiness of the brand’s vehicles.
At Crashlab in Japan, the WRX was destroyed in testing and was ready to head to the crusher to be recycled. Andrew Minns, Subaru Australia’s Business Development Manager for the Preferred Collision Repairer Network, had a better plan for the WRX.