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Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:58pm

What Is a Boxer Engine?

Although the basic principles of an internal combustion engine are universal, the manner in which these engines are designed and function vary greatly. Some engine configurations are designed in a line, others in a V, while others are flat, like the boxer engine. The boxer engine is most well-known today in its Subaru and Porsche applications, but it was a different German manufacturer that pioneered its use in automobiles at the end of the 1800s.… Read More →

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:56pm

Riding Shotgun In The New 2022 Subaru BRZ

No turbo on board, but improvements all around might change your mind about the next gen. Subie offering. Rodrez of Super Street: If the “swoosh” of the front fenders and pontoon-like sideskirts bolted to a FR platform that promises a sporty experience from behind the wheel doesn’t scream “turbo” then we don’t know what does. No matter what we think, Subaru’s 2022 BRZ, unveiled this week in its final form, isn’t packing the huff and… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:55pm

WRC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS SINCE MCRAE’S HISTORIC WORLD TITLE

Twenty-five years ago this Sunday (22 November), Colin McRae climbed out of his iconic blue Subaru Impreza to wild adoration as he became the youngest ever world rally champion. Massive crowds celebrated at Chester Racecourse with McRae, co-driver Derek Ringer and their Prodrive team after victory at Britain’s RAC Rally sealed the crown. McRae was 27 years and 109 days old. He was the first British driver to win the title following one of the… Read More →

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 9:52pm

Horizontally Opposed No More: Subaru’s 2022 Evoltis SUV Boxes Into EV Territory

Subaru usually isn’t the first manufacturer that comes to mind when it comes to electric vehicles. The Japanese-domiciled brand is better known for its turbocharged boxer engines, symmetrical all-wheel-drive and family-friendly off-road prowess. However, that’s all about to change with an all-electric crossover called the Evoltis. Co-developed with Toyota, it will be Subaru’s first proper foray into the EV scene. We saw an early conceptual mockupy back in January, yet what interests us most is… Read More →

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 9:48pm

Rare JDM 22B STi Finds New Home in America

Before American enthusiasts got their taste of the rally racing-bred WRX STi in the bugeye/blob-eye/hawk-eye Impreza of the 2000s, Subaru gave us the 2.5RS a generation prior to satisfy U.S. buyers’ appetites for a performance AWD. The RS went on to become a cult classic and led the way for the WRX to follow, but you know the Japanese will always have a hotter version (or in some cases, multiple hotter versions) that we never… Read More →

Posted Monday, November 9, 2020 at 9:53pm

Subaru profits surge despite pandemic hit

Profits at Subaru surged 18-fold in the latest quarter as the automaker rebounded from a year-earlier period when earnings were hammered by huge warranty costs. The stronger results came even as sales took a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Subaru showed signs of recovering from that slowdown as well. Read More →

Posted Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 9:41pm

Quel Dommage, Friends: 2022 Subaru BRZ Won’t Go To Europe At All

On November 18, we can expect a peek at the 2022 Subaru BRZ, and many automotive pundits anticipate an engine upgrade. In line with the Ascent, Legacy, and Outback, the BRZ will probably have a 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer under the hood with a substantial boost from 197 hp to 252 hp. This is all good news for fans of this sporty Japanese model, which already has a legendary fan base. Unfortunately for BRZ fans across… Read More →

Posted Friday, November 6, 2020 at 9:40pm

Driven: The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport is a Fantastic All-Rounder

A few years ago, I fell into an argument with an old roommate—an automotive engineer by trade—over some potential modifications of my 2005 Pontiac GTO. For a brief moment, I considered bolting long-tube headers and full exhaust to the 6.0-liter LS2 V-8, netting a predicted gain of between 20 and 30 horsepower. He argued it wasn’t worth the effort and money involved; 30 hp is a 7.5 percent gain, what difference can that make? Well,… Read More →

Posted Monday, November 2, 2020 at 9:36pm

FATHER AND SON WEEK: THE SOLBERGS

Currently rising through the WRC field are a generation of drivers with strong rallying pedigrees. Over the course of the next week, we take a look at some of these drivers following in their father’s (and mother’s) footsteps, beginning with Sweden’s Oliver Solberg. The plan was a simple one last year. As part of his ‘Farewell Tour’ Petter Solberg would be waving to the good and the great and generally enjoying being lauded for the… Read More →