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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 →

Posted Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:06pm

Ojibwe Forests Rally

I was fortunate to be able to do 2 really cool things this weekend.. I got to drive the rally car (117 events in the right seat but 1st in the left) and I also got to race with my son Spencer codriving. My sincere gratitude to Whiskers and the crew, and all the people that made this weekend possible. It was a very special one. Here are some pics from the event. Read More →

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:20am

Ken Block Passes The Gymkhana Torch To Travis Pastrana

The tenth Gymkhana film was released a bit over a year ago to great fanfare. Ken Block has been releasing these automotive shenanigans videos since 2008’s iconic Gymkhana Practice was uploaded to YouTube. That original video has over 16 million views and it knocked me square on my ass when I first saw it. After having done pretty much everything in a car in pretty much every locale you could want to all over the world, Ken… Read More →

Posted Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:08am

A 260,000-Mile Subaru Fueled by Hope: The Fear of Failure

Turning the key has become an act of faith. As the engine grumbles to life on this fine southwest Colorado morning, the yellow check-engine light comes on, as it has every day for the past four years, and the same questions swirl in my mind. Is this the day that tiny head-gasket leak turns into a gusher? Is this the day the catalytic converter chokes closed for good? Is this the day that one speck… Read More →