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    One thing that can be speculated is that the 2014 will not have a hood scoop. Pure speculation on my part based on recent design trends on their other models with ICs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    One thing that can be speculated is that the 2014 will not have a hood scoop. Pure speculation on my part based on recent design trends on their other models with ICs.
    That’s odd that test mule that has been shown several times and all over the net clearly shows a hood scoop and a mule based on the '12+ Impreza. Not to say they couldn't shrink the current body Impreza down a bit, but one thing they went out of the way to include was the hood scoop. Personally, like top-mount IC's or not, one mainstay design cue that clearly identifies a WRX or any Subaru with a turbo motor is the hood scoop. First thing people always say when they see my '13 WRX is how mean and pissed off it looks in the front, especially with the hood scoop.

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    My own personal speculation is that the next WRX will be basically the '12+ Impreza, SOA may opt to not call it an "Impreza" or badge it as so but I bet it will still be the Impreza body and you can wager the first three years will be watered down just like '08-'10 (This is why I got a '13 while I still could) and later they will make a wide body look and put more aggressive rubber under it for the mid-model cycle update and call it a day. No doubt the STi version if even offered in '14 should be a little more unique and special unless Subaru just moves the STi line entirely over to the BRZ which would be awesome too. As far as WRC, I doubt Subaru sees a business case in going after that anymore, IMO as much as I like the WRC it is such a small niche market. Plus as tougher fuel economy standards keep getting harder to gain by manufactures along with stricter emissions, it's hard for any manufacture to make a business case out of racing these days. I also don't think an ultra-concervative company like Subaru joined at the hip by 20% ownership from Toyota would be willing to develope a specific chassis and one off parts for a low volume unit that the WRX will be when it arrives.
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    The IC will in all probability still be a TMIC. Just speculation on my part based on the 2014 FXT which does not seem to have a hood scoop. Instead it draws air from the front grille.



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    I wouldnt say the 09-10 are really that watered down besides the widebody. Dope OD. After going four door I can never go back. I would like to see a coupe though. All rumors and speculation as said but there is always a little truth behind a lie. There is always a little truth behind a rumor as well.
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    To be fair, the 2.5RS, some versions of the GC-era WRX and the legendary 22B STI were all coupes, so the coupe notion isn't unprecedented for Subaru, but they have a coupe in their current lineup: the BRZ. I doubt they would risk cannibalizing BRZ sales with a much more powerful, AWD WRX/STI coupe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    To be fair, the 2.5RS, some versions of the GC-era WRX and the legendary 22B STI were all coupes, so the coupe notion isn't unprecedented for Subaru, but they have a coupe in their current lineup: the BRZ. I doubt they would risk cannibalizing BRZ sales with a much more powerful, AWD WRX/STI coupe.
    On top of that, people just don't buy or want coupes in the states anymore, I can't speak for the ROW.
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    No hood scoop? No more IC dings from rocks....
    I'll keep my dings, thank you very much Toyobaru!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    To be fair, the 2.5RS, some versions of the GC-era WRX and the legendary 22B STI were all coupes, so the coupe notion isn't unprecedented for Subaru, but they have a coupe in their current lineup: the BRZ. I doubt they would risk cannibalizing BRZ sales with a much more powerful, AWD WRX/STI coupe.
    I was thinking the same thing.

    Ill also keep the functional hoodscoop. I hope they keep it that is.
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    What will it have?

    1.6L turbocharged FA16 engine (1.6 required for WRC)

    Whether that will happen in the US or not remains to be seen. This is the only thing I would bet money on. You could also bet that the STI will have a turbocharged FA20 making roughly 300hp.

    Apart from that, nobody really knows ****.
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    Honestly, I just hope it makes equal or more power (especially torque) than the current WRX and with a lighter chassis. I also hope they DO NOT make it a coupe (do we REAALLY need another coupe?) and make the hatch optional. There's something to be said about allowing your friends to enter your car without having them squeeze between your seat and the B pillar and then drive quite quickly with 4 comfortable adults. Besides... how do you have more than 2 passengers in your 2+2 if you opt for fixed seats? Do not want.
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    I'm really concerned about the idea of it being shortened. If we take it back to real life, that is going to take away a lot of usability. As it stands now it's unique, because it's a great performer, a blast to drive, and you can have someone sit in the back seat, without them having to be a double leg amputee.
    I love my WRX, but if they shrunk it to say the size of the BRZ, I'm out looking for a different car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pander005 View Post
    I'm really concerned about the idea of it being shortened. If we take it back to real life, that is going to take away a lot of usability. As it stands now it's unique, because it's a great performer, a blast to drive, and you can have someone sit in the back seat, without them having to be a double leg amputee.
    I love my WRX, but if they shrunk it to say the size of the BRZ, I'm out looking for a different car.
    It will be within the realm of the competition as I expect they will re-enter WRC with the redesigned WRX. In other words, it will likely be somewhere between the Citroen DS3 and the Mini Countryman. Probably closer to the Countryman.
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    If they shrunk it down to the size of a BRZ, moved the engine back and down a bit in the chassis, and kept the price reasonable, I might buy it. I'm ready to trade some utility for more "sportscar-like" handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pocketdrummer View Post
    What will it have?

    1.6L turbocharged FA16 engine (1.6 required for WRC)

    Whether that will happen in the US or not remains to be seen. This is the only thing I would bet money on. You could also bet that the STI will have a turbocharged FA20 making roughly 300hp.

    Apart from that, nobody really knows ****.
    Im going out on a limb, but I don't think Subaru gives a damn about WRC anymore. When the brand planted the seeds in the first two generations, the result is everyone knows what an STi is or WRX. On top of that the cars are far more powerful and capable than they ever had been previously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pander005 View Post
    I'm really concerned about the idea of it being shortened. If we take it back to real life, that is going to take away a lot of usability. As it stands now it's unique, because it's a great performer, a blast to drive, and you can have someone sit in the back seat, without them having to be a double leg amputee.
    I love my WRX, but if they shrunk it to say the size of the BRZ, I'm out looking for a different car.
    then it would just end up being similar size to a GD generation model again...not that big of a deal...
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