Sunday, February 4 2018

Block B-2

The Subaru WRX STI RA has a perfect steering wheel: hefty, well-proportioned, with a pleasing Ultrasuede grip with just the right amount of squeeze. Hauling that wheel around just feels right—correct and inherently joyful. But knowing Subaru, it no doubt has a bunch of charts and graphs proving that, yes, from a mathematical standpoint, the …

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No sooner has Subaru run the WRX STI out of the UK market, it’s dangling the prospect of a new one under our noses. This sketch is our first look at what Subaru is snappily titling ‘Viziv Performance Concept 2’. Set to star at the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show later this week, the car “embodies the …

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There are lots of tuned Subaru Imprezas out there, so it’s difficult to stand out. Kev Cham’s approach is to just go totally nuts – and push the very limits of logic itself… You don’t have to be a professor in psychology to deduce that the key touchpoints of your childhood inform the adult you grow up …

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Maybe it’s because my parents brought me home from the hospital in an ’84 GL wagon (in a snowstorm, of course) or because my first car was the same kind of Legacy that Colin McRae used to destroy rally stages, but I’ve always maintained a fondness for Subarus. At the top of the mountain sits …

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Block B-3

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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