These photos are of the same car we reported previously, and in the flesh it really isn't the ugly duckling many have been made out to be.
However this is the successor to the iconic WRX Impreza - and therein lies the rub. As a hot hatch the new WRX is certainly viable for top spot but a road going rally car it is no more.
The sound emanating from the WRX was not the unmistakable boxer-engine thunder, but a whiny - almost electric sound, certainly not the acoustics which should have been produced by a WRX.
Subaru have one more chance to make amends with the STi variant, which promises aggressive styling with more power and dynamics - albeit in a smaller package.
Sorry for the image quality as these were taken on my ancient phone.