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Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:22pm

It’s No Joke: Subaru is Developing a Flying Motorcycle

As Motorcycle.com recently spotted, Japanese automaker Subaru has filed patent applications for a flying motorcycle. The patents describe a land-and-air vehicle that is essentially a motorcycle enclosed within an aircraft fuselage with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities. Both patents describe a similar vehicle, one that can travel on the ground like a motorcycle and, when required, can lift off the ground and fly like an aircraft. The whole thing still sounds like complete science… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 10:40pm

Here’s How Travis Pastrana Amassed His Tremendous Net Worth

The name Travis Pastrana is synonymous with action sports. In 1998, the then 14-year served the world with notice of his presence by scooping up the world freestyle championship trophy. Over the next 2 decades, Pastrana would go on to stun the masses by taking home medal after medal at the X-games. In tandem with his phenomenal motocross career, Pastrana found his way into the Us National Rally, where he proceeded to wreak havoc across… Read More →

Posted Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:33pm

How Subaru survived and thrived after 2011 quake

Nearly 10 years ago, Tom Doll and two Subaru of America executives boarded a plane in Newark, N.J., and flew to Tokyo for Fuji Heavy Industries’ annual board of directors meeting. It would have been a routine business trip if not for the date: Sunday, March 13, 2011. Two days prior, Japan had been rocked by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami. Despite the obvious destruction that the natural disaster caused, it still wasn’t entirely… Read More →

Posted Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:49pm

Subaru to cut output at plants in Japan, U.S. due to global chip shortage

Japanese automaker Subaru Corp said on Thursday it would cut output this month by “several thousand” vehicles at plants in Japan and the United States, citing a global shortage of semiconductors. A spokesman said Subaru will adjust production at factories in Gunma, Japan and Indiana, reducing output by several thousand vehicles at each, without specifying exactly how many fewer cars will be made. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:07pm

Wyatt Knox, director of brand strategy at Team O’Neil rally school in New Hampshire, put together a fascinating video showing just how much of a difference tire pressure makes on snow. Using a Subaru Impreza sedan on snow tires, Knox takes the car through a slalom course, showing how the adjusted pressures can mitigate oversteer and improve stopping distances. Read More on Road and Track.. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:09pm

Gymkhana is back, as Travis Pastrana jumps a speedboat and hits 150 mph

While Ken Block has been known for years for his wild driving in extreme Fords, when he did his first couple of Gymkhana films he was behind the wheel of Subarus. The latest Gymkhana video once again features a Subaru WRX STI, one with a bigger-displacement, 8,000-rpm 2.3-liter flat-four with 862 horsepower, but Ken Block is nowhere to be found. Instead, he has let his friendly rival Travis Pastrana take over. Pastrana’s first Gymkhana outing… Read More →

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:13pm

On Track, The 2022 Subaru BRZ Has More of Everything You Love

We rode shotgun for a few laps in the new, more powerful 2022 Subaru BRZ. From the passenger seat, it’s still a charmer. Whether you love Subaru’s cars or not, you have to love Subaru. Sure, they’re funkily styled and typically not the best on gas, but there’s real joy and love in Subaru’s cars, put there by the people who make them—people who are clearly enthusiasts. How else could Subaru justify coming out with… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:57pm

Travis Pastrana Gets Wild Subaru WRX STI For Next Gymkhana Video

Travis Pastrana is stepping into Ken Block’s driver seat for the next installment of the Gymkhana series, and he’s got a uniquely modified Subaru WRX STI to do the job. Subaru worked with Vermont SportsCar to build the car specifically to do exciting things on video, rather than needing to comply with any racing series’ rules. Subaru isn’t offering too many technical details about the Gymkhana WRX STI. The company confirms that it uses a… Read More →

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:04pm

2022 Subaru WRX Spied on the Street as Production Draws Near

The current Subaru WRX was introduced back in 2014 and is feeling a bit long in the tooth based on its rough NVH, stiff ride, and dated interior. These spy shots we just snapped reveal that Subaru’s not sleeping on the job, though. This is our first glimpse of the 2022 Subaru WRX that’s due to arrive next year.   Read More →

Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:59pm

Subaru may be developing a baby hot hatch with Toyota DNA

Subaru may be developing a baby hot hatch with Toyota DNA

Subaru’s desire to return to the world rally stage has led to the development of a small hot hatch, leaning on its relationship with Toyota. Subaru is rumoured to be entering the 2022 World Rally Championship – marking a return to the top echelon if the sport after an absence of more than a decade – and it could be with a new hot hatch based on a Toyota. The company’s desire to return to world rally… Read More →