This is a discussion on The Official 2014 WRX Thread within the New Cars/Prototypes Forums forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Rambo You sold your brand new car based off a concept car and a dealer's opinion? That's ...
And to be quite honest I did sell based on this concept. Again if I'm wrong I'll find another, that's what i do. At least I don't have a drug problem, I have a car problem!
I can't edit on this crap computer but this friend of mine is more than just a dealer helping out.
Some information regarding the WRX Concept:
Subaru today unveiled the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT at the 2013 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The design concept hints at the design language of the next generation WRX.
The bold and muscular design emphasizes turbocharged power and AWD grip in a more agile and athletic form. The SUBARU WRX CONCEPT blends the WRX's famous power and road-holding prowess with an even greater focus on sharp handling, steering and communicative chassis. To further improve handling dynamics, the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT features a carbon-fiber roof to enhance the already low center of gravity and reduce weight.
Considerably lower, sleeker and wider, the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT delivers even more street presence than previous generations of WRX. The new grille design is larger and bolder and sets off the classic WRX hood scoop. A pronounced power bulge provides clearance for the new turbocharged engine and intercooler. A prominent hexagonal grille form and deep lower valences with air intakes are designed to enhance aerodynamics, add down-force and aid engine cooling.
The three dimensional mesh pattern of the grille denotes the sporting nature of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT and sets the Subaru star cluster apart, while the new hawk-eye headlights integrate the Subaru family design heritage.
A sharp character line runs from the front corner through to the taillights, intersected by the boldly flared wheel arches emphasizing the Subaru's AWD system. The compact cabin greenhouse draws attention to the power and solidity of the body and focuses attention to wide stance that provides a visual link between body and chassis.
The rear design echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and features a dramatically curved trunk lid that also acts as a rear spoiler. The distinctive wide rear bumper of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT adds to the powerful street presence of the car and is off-set by large quad tailpipes denoting the powerful turbocharged engine. The aggressive rear diffuser improves vehicles aerodynamics.
The all-new SUBARU WRX CONCEPT features a new paint color, "WR Blue Pearl III", which modernizes the iconic WRX look. Fluorescent Yellow is used as an accent on the WRX badge on the front grille, the brake calipers and the exhaust tip finishers, adding character notes to the design.
Filling out the broad fenders are BBS "RI-D" One Piece Forged Duralumin wheels and featuring 245/40ZR20 Dunlop tires with an exclusive tread pattern.
(Overall Length x Width x Height): (178.0in x 74.4in x 54.7in ), Wheelbase: (108.7 in.)
Source: House of Japan - Japan News Technology Autos Culture Life Style
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Kind of half way confirming that there will be an STI version in this article. I'm not 100% sure I trust the source but, it sounds legit enough lol.
Subaru Exec Trolls Internet, Confirms Next-Generation WRX STI After WRX Concept Unveil - Automotive News
Just "fact checked" the article and sure enough Michael Mchale did comment on a post of theirs with those exact words "An STI will happen" and "not RWD"
Last edited by michaelwfox; 04-01-2013 at 07:09 AM.
what reason would they have to not offer an STi model of the wrx? I just assumed it was a guarantee.
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Anybody hear anything about Subaru Technica International going away anytime soon? If not, then there will probably be a 2014 WRX STI.
People were getting nervous that because it was specifically announced as a "WRX Concept" with no mention of an STI version at the release that it wasn't going to happen.
There was even talk that they would just integrate it into one brand and allow people the choice of "performance upgrades" done by the factory.
Logic says that none of that would be likely but, logic isn't always used in speculation.
I doubt we will see a new generation until 2015 model year at the absolute earliest.
Last edited by michaelwfox; 04-01-2013 at 07:16 AM.