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I guess we'll find out in Mote Carlo. Makes no difference what it looks like. It's the results that count.
 

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Not sure about the headlights. Looks like they copied WRXintheHouse's headlight project a little. The double hood scoop doesn't quite do it for me either, but I think the whole is somehow better than the sum of the parts.
 

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From the front it kind of resembles the Evo... I like it though, the only thing that steered me away from the WRX was the headlights..(even though it is a breed rally car)....

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overall, I like. I do agree about the "copied" headlights, and I can't stand the giant hole in the hood. Pity there's not a more subtle way of doing that *cough* Prova hood *cough*
 

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WRXed said:
I can't stand the giant hole in the hood. Pity there's not a more subtle way of doing that *cough* Prova hood *cough*
I have to imagine that with Prodrive's technical abilities, that is the most effective way to improve intercooler flow for what they need.

Rally cars are best described as "beauty through function". It's that way because it works.

Ferg

..it's growing on me.
 

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Yeah, that hole ain't there for looks. If the wind-tunnel says that's how it should look, that's how its gonna look. Actually it may not - if those photos are actually real, Prodrive will have just done a mock-up and off season tunnel time may well change things.

Something tells me those won't be the headlights come Monte. Look too delicate. You wouldn't want to lose a light before going over Sisteron and Terene at night. Of course once the sun goes down they'll stick a huge CF pod full of lights on the front.
 

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Yeah, that hole ain't there for looks. If the wind-tunnel says that's how it should look, that's how its gonna look. Actually it may not - if those photos are actually real, Prodrive will have just done a mock-up and off season tunnel time may well change things.

Something tells me those won't be the headlights come Monte. Look too delicate. You wouldn't want to lose a light before going over Sisteron and Terene at night. Of course once the sun goes down they'll stick a huge CF pod full of lights on the front.
No doubt that it's done for a very valid reason, I just don't care much for it.
 

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exhausts ported through the rear bumper are just plain cool. its kinda sweet to see no underhanging muffler when you look at the back end of a rally car. this is one of those things that make the car look cooler through function.

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