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2014 Subaru WRX Concept : Concept Cars

Here it is, the Cliff’s Notes guide to the next generation of Subaru WRX. The high points:

Styling that stands further apart from the Impreza.
Carbon fiber roof
Turbocharged engine

What, you want specifics? Okay, professor. The Subaru WRX Concept ushers in some new touches likely to become hallmarks of production the model as surely as bug-eyed ugly and quick rally tenacity laid the groundwork for the current status of the WRX. The carbon fiber roof continues the WRX tradition of cribbing from the M3, keeping weight down and lowering the center of gravity. You can expect that the grille and hood scoop will make it unscathed to production, and the bulge in the hood is there to make space for a turbocharged and intercooled engine, an essential part of the WRX DNA.

Subaru doesn’t want to come out and say exactly which engine they’re boosting, but if you were to guess that it’s a 2.0-liter boxer four, you’d probably not suffer disappointment. When a design feature gets named, like Subaru has done with the Hawkeye headlights, you can be pretty sure it’s headed for the showroom. The paint is named, too: “WR Blue Pearl III.”

It’s not that the WRX was ever subtle, but the WRX Concept wants to stand out even more, with wedgy four-door coupe styling, searing-yellow accents on the tailpipes, brake calipers and badging. This is the stuff feverish adolescent dreams and terrible big-budget movies are made of.

And we love it.

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Sources : 2014 Subaru WRX Concept Photo | 2014 Subaru WRX Concept Article | 2014 Subaru WRX Concept Rear Photo | 2014 Subaru WRX Concept Wheel Photo


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