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Posted Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 9:34pm

2021 Subaru Levorg Wagon With STI Spec Gets Detailed Walkaround in Japan

Some older JDM cars are cool because they’re weird, too small, ugly, or quirky. However, the 2021 Subaru Levorg is stunning, yet isn’t offered anywhere else. The Levorg is by no means the first Subaru wagon, but this new one doesn’t feel like it’s related to anything else they currently sell. That’s because this is actually a preview for the next-gen design and technology that will soon debut on the Impreza and WRX. Read More →

Posted Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 9:33pm

Subaru Infotainment Review | Testing tech in our long-term Forester

It’s not the quickest, but it’s easy to use- Subaru isn’t top of mind when we start talking about the best infotainment systems, and after using the Starlink system in our long-term 2019 Subaru Forester for months, we still think Subaru is mid-pack. The best aspect of the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system in our Forester is its simplicity. You couldn’t ask for a more basic layout and software experience on this screen, and while that’s… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:28pm

Let This Anti-Lag-Equipped Subaru STI Rally Car Brighten Up Your Day

Rally cars are always fun to listen to. But rally cars with anti-lag? There isn’t anything better. This Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C N12 made an appearance at the 2020 Rally Legend in San Marino earlier this month, anti-lag ablaze. It makes the turbocharged boxer-four under the hood sound even more ferocious, and perfectly complements the car’s wild nature. Oh, and make sure to keep an eye out for the jumps. Volume up for… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:27pm

Study: WRX Drivers Are Fast, BMW Drivers Are Rude

We’ve all seen vehicles driving poorly and said to ourselves, “(insert automaker here) are the worst drivers in the world!” It could be BMW, but it might be someone else. My personal feeling is that BMW get all the flack because they drive fast, not dangerously. At least that’s how I drive them. Now, we don’t have to wonder any more. Insurify, an insurance comparison site, did a study on U.S. drivers (as it behooves… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:44pm

Halifax’s Nathalie Richard races into Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame

Nathalie Richard has her brother to thank for an introduction to the sport of rally racing. The first time the Halifax native climbed into the co-driver’s seat, it was love at first drive. Twenty years and numerous championships later, Richard learned that she would be inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2021. “I was thrilled to hear the news,” said the 46-year-old. “I had a successful career, so it is really nice… Read More →

Posted Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:42pm

The Subaru Forester Is Getting a New 1.8-Liter Turbo Engine

The Subaru Forester has had to make do in America with a single engine since the company discontinued the 250-hp turbocharged flat-four XT model for 2019. And that remaining powerplant is uninspiring, to put it mildly, being a 2.5-liter, naturally aspirated flat-four making 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft. It’s adequate, but no more than that. But in Japan, Subaru is gifting the Forester Sport a new 1.8-liter turbocharged engine that was first utilized in the… Read More →

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:36pm

Stuntman Travis Pastrana goes back to his Maryland hometown to jump a rally car over a waterway as the world’s fastest offshore racer speeds underneath

Stuntman Travis Pastrana stopped by his Maryland hometown on Thursday to jump a rally car over a popular marina as a speed boat streaked underneath. Pastrana, a 37-year-old Annapolis native, took a few tries over Ego Alley in his Team Subaru rally car as he tried to sync up with Miss Geico – the world’s fastest offshore racer, getting speeds of up to 188mph. His greatest concern when executing the stunt was moisture, as Thursday… Read More →

Posted Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:34pm

Travis Pastrana brought fun and excitement to Annapolis with Ego Alley jump

Moments before strapping into his Team Subaru rally car, Travis Pastrana took time to explain some of the potential pitfalls of his plan to jump over Ego Alley in downtown Annapolis. The Annapolis native went through a checklist of things that could go wrong and concluded each example with the caveat of: “if that happens, I valet park in Latitude 38.” Read More →

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11:00pm

Travis Pastrana’s new Gymkhana livery is wild

In case you haven’t heard, Ken Block won’t be driving in the next Gymkhana video. Instead, his pal and human Duracell bunny Travis Pastrana is getting behind the wheel for the eleventh instalment of the wildly successful series. Given he’s pretty handy behind the wheel of a rally car, gives it nothing but max wrist on a motorbike, and can seemingly pull the danger fuse in his brain at will, he has the CV for… Read More →

Posted Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:59pm

Subaru sees 2-year delay until return to record growth

Subaru won’t be back to racking up record U.S. sales for at least two more years. That’s the warning from the global CEO, who predicted here last week that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause Subaru’s U.S. sales to fall 14 percent this year to their lowest level since 2015. Read More →