Friday, October 20 2017

Block B-2

ONE, TWO, THREE, what are we incrementing FOUR? (Don’t ask, we don’t give a damn) A Dutch electronics engineer reckons Japanese auto-maker Subaru isn’t acting on a key-fob cloning vulnerability he discovered. Tom Wimmenhove claims to have discovered that Subaru’s electronic keys don’t use a random number. The “rolling code” instead merely increments codes. Wimmenhove …

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IN THE CUSTOM WORLD, there are few more challenging builds than designing a motorcycle around a car engine. They’re heavy and torque focused, and trying to physically fit one into a production bike frame is easier said than done. But what if your starting point is a car engine and you build everything around it? …

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Right on the outskirts of Tokyo, roughly an hour away by train, you can find in an unassuming and quiet suburb the headquarters of one of the most revered three-letter combinations in all of motoring: STi. For any diehard Subaru fan, a pilgrimage to the gallery at their headquarters in Mitaka is a must. Never …

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When somebody forces a freaking Nissan Skyline GT-R engine into a Subaru WRX, people are going to want to call the result animal names. Heck, the owner of the thing dubbed it Panda WRX (we’re pretty sure the Fiat pun is not intended) and we have to admit we dig this puppy. As you can …

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Block B-3

A few months ago, the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special had set the Nurburgring lap record for sedans and Subaru chose to keep the video to itself until recently. Back in July, the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special had claimed the record for the fastest sedan around the Nurburgring. With a …

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Next month’s Tokyo Auto Show is shaping up to be a busy one for Subaru. The company is bringing a total of three concepts, in addition to the rest of its display. And now, teaser images of the Subaru Viziv Performance Concept were released early and appear to hint at the design of the next WRX. …

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As expected, Subaru had a bunch of cameras rolling when they gunned for a Nürburgring lap record attempt. The car they used was a specially honed (deep breath) WRX STI Type RA NBR Special, and it proved to be good for a 6:58.9 lap around the Nordschleife, in the hands of Richie Stanaway. Now, video …

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