People: your contemporary 271bhp rally yob is right here. We’ll excellent sit down in the corner and feel sad it’s no longer coming to the UK
We’re completely jubilant for you, The USA. If fact be told, actually completely jubilant. We’re heavenly, excellent. Don’t demand all yet again. We’re excellent cheerful that a brand contemporary Subaru WRX exists, in all honesty, even though it’ll never formally approach to the UK.
The contemporary WRX is excellent as aggressively styled as you’d request, with a nice ol’ bonnet scoop ready to suck on your total air it would. It will get chonky wheel arches to enrich its four-wheel power, and four spend pipes on the assist. No bloody tremendous skim, nevertheless we’d request an STI model – if one’s coming – to obtain a magnificent extra appropriate picnic desk on the bootlid.
There’s a diminutive ducktail spoiler, and air outlets in the assist of the wheels to give a spend to air drift and steadiness. Subaru also says the engine undertray has a particular texture to invent it extra aerodynamic and develop downforce on the entrance.
Address the BRZ, the contemporary no longer-an-Impreza has a burblicious 2.4-litre boxer engine, nevertheless with a turbo added on for excellent measure. The resulting 271bhp is potentially decrease than we had been waiting for, nevertheless height torque (258lb feet) now comes in at excellent 2000rpm. Couple that with four wheel power and it will trot care for poop off a shovel. It even comes with the different of a six-bustle manual.
The WRX switches to Subaru’s World Platform. It’s an structure that also underpins the Outback and Forester, so it wouldn’t be very unlikely to bring the WRX to our shores. The contemporary platform is kind of a third extra inflexible than the final one, while the suspension has been remodeled too. We’re instructed it’ll be potentially the most dynamic WRX ever.
Also contemporary is a tree-topping GT orderly degree, with electronically controlled dampers, adaptive cruise attend watch over and Recaro seats. The interior is extra top class in this contemporary WRX, and aspects the firm’s most recent 11.6-toddle Starlink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Red stitching and carbon-kind orderly invent it schporty.
This day, Subaru in the UK is all referring to the rugged off-roaders elephantine of security aspects and sensibleness. It’s also ramping up its hybrid programme, so a ambitious rally automobile wannabe doesn’t fit in with the ethos. If truth be told, most UK patrons would trot for the Volkswagen Golf R or Audi S3 anyway (after which straight to a storage for a popcorn remap…).
Costs aren’t identified yet, nevertheless it’s likely to initiating at around $30,000 (the same of decrease than £22k). What kind you judge the 2022 Subaru WRX?