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Posted Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:01pm

Buy a Camry or Buy This: 2021 Subaru Outback XT

Loyal readers will recall the Onyx Edition Outback XT was among our most recent Automobile All-Stars contenders, and though I was in the minority, I ranked it among my winning picks. It’s not just a good Camry alternative, it’s an exceptionally good car, period. And by opting for the Onyx Edition on the Outback XT, you can get a lot of go-anywhere fun and function for your $37,000 and change. Read More →

Posted Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:57pm

Subaru’s Secret New Project Probably Won’t Come To America

A few days ago we learned that the next-generation Subaru WRX and WRX STI aren’t likely to debut until early spring 2022. The successors to today’s Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 RWD twins are even expected before that. What’s taking Subaru so long? For starters, the WRX and STI are niche models with relatively limited appeal, meaning the priority always goes towards hot-selling vehicles, such as the Forester. But Subaru’s rally racing history is important… 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 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:03pm

Subaru Forester Could Finally Get The Turbo It Deserves

It would help the Forester get closer to its quicker rivals. We like a lot of things about the tough Subaru Forester, but its performance never really stood out. In a segment featuring several nippy turbocharged competitors, the Forester’s trusty naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-four simply couldn’t compete. That hasn’t seemed to bother customers, though, as the Forester has remained a strong seller for the brand. Those sales numbers could get even better as Best Car… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:07pm

Subaru to fight the Toyota GR Yaris with a hot rally-bred, ‘super-AWD’ hatch!

The Toyota GR Yaris has been hogging the limelight recently and it’s only fair – it reminds us of the classic Japanese sports car recipe of common cars made to go like a bat out of hell. Which is precisely what this as-yet-unnamed Subaru is. Japanese sources have reported that Subaru is planning a return to the World Rally Championship (WRC), and an all-new, rally-bred model is part of that plan. Due to regulations, it… Read More →

Posted Monday, September 7, 2020 at 10:11pm

Apple is using Subaru Imprezas with old garbage-can Mac Pros to map the US

Early this year, Apple officially finished rebuilding Apple Maps in the US. Still, it’s constantly improving its map data and map-based features. Today, 9to5Mac shared some exclusive details about how Apple operates its mapping vehicles and how it manages the data they capture. According to internal materials seen by 9to5Mac, Apple’s 3D Vision team cruises around in a fleet of white Subaru Imprezas. The vehicles are equipped with high-res cameras and LiDAR scanners that combine… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:26pm

My First Night Stage Rally Ended With Vomit

Many things can go wrong in stage rally. You can crash (been there), you can fail tech inspection (that one too), your car can catch fire (not yet), or it can break down on stage (soon). I expected at least one of those things to claim my weekend at my most recent race. Fortunately, my expectations had been exceeded. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:27pm

Subaru Seems to Have Some Massive Changes Planned to Its Lineup

Subaru has overhauled its crossover lineup the past few years, launching the three-row Ascent and transitioning the Crosstrek, Forester and Outback over to the new Subaru Global Platform. But much work remains to be done; the rest of the lineup is aging rapidly. And judging from a product planning document (since deleted) found by the Canadian website AutoGuide and detailed by The Drive, Subaru plans to make all of the changes enthusiasts have been clamoring… Read More →

Posted Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:31pm

Here’s How Ken Block Amassed His $200 Million Net Worth

But, who was Ken Block before Gymkhana? Flagbearer of the extreme sports, successful rally driver and a serial entrepreneur, Ken Block was born on 21 November 1967. Bred and raised in California, Ken had started his career as a draughtsman (draftsman). He loved the art and the process of creating them, but, hated making a business out of it. According to an interview with Economic Times, Ken said that he hated it because it takes… 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 →