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Subaru, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE

UPDATE: In a run early on Monday morning, Mark Higgins bettered his record once more, clocking a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds, averaging a speed of 207.15km/h. The team have another run planned for Friday. UPDATE 2: In a video released June 24, 2016, Higgins offers a voice-over commentary of his record-breaking run...

2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition celebrates 50,000 sales

Subaru is celebrating 50,000 Australian sales of its road-going rally car, the WRX, with a special edition appropriately named the WRX Special Edition. Based on the WRX Premium variant, the special edition model gains 18-inch black BBS alloy wheels, along with red accents to the partial leather seats, door trims, air-conditioning dials and on top of the driver’s display...

Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt

Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit...

2015 Subaru Forester XT and 2015-2016 Subaru WRX recalled for air intake fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall notice for 1941 vehicles from its turbocharged 2015 Forester XT SUV and 2015-16 WRX sports sedan lines. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may have faulty air intake ducts that could develop cracks. In the event that the intake duct cracks, the vehicle's engine could stall, posing a potential hazard to drivers and other road users...

Subaru returns to Rallying

Subaru will return to the Australian Rally Championship this year, more than 10 years after it pulled the plug on its local rally aspirations. Subaru will enter a WRX STI NR4 into the five round championship, with the single-car entry piloted by the world’s top-ranked female rally driver, 27-year-old Australian Molly Taylor...

Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition unveiled in Tokyo

The Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition has just been unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. STI's boffins have coaxed more performance out of the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine used in the WRX STI. For the S207, power has been increased from 227kW to 241kW, while torque has been raised from 422Nm to 431Nm...

Subaru WRX STI NR4 ready for Australian racers

Subaru’s special WRX STI NR4 race car, announced in July, is now available in Australia - and eight examples have been sold already. Imported in base form by Subaru Australia and enhanced by longtime racing partner Possum Bourne Motorsport (PBMS), the NR4 is a competition-only offering. The new special’s name comes from the FIA’s new NR4 regulations, which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...

Subaru WRX, WRX STI and BRZ Hyper Blue specials on sale in Australia

Subaru Australia has launched the special Hyper Blue versions of its WRX, WRX STI and BRZ sports cars this week, following news of their coming back in August. As promised, availability of the new limited-edition variants is restricted to a total of 300 units, made up 200 CVT-equipped WRX Premium, 50 manual WRX STI Premium and 50 manual and automatic BRZ models...

Subaru WRX, WRX STI and BRZ limited edition Hyper Blue models coming to Australia

A batch of limited edition Subaru WRX Premium, Subaru WRX STI and Subaru BRZ models will arrive in Australia from October with an eye-catching new colour known as Hyper Blue. There will be 300 limited edition Subaru sports models going on sale in Australia consisting of: 200 WRX Premium with the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission; 50 WRX STI Premium with the manual transmission; and 50 BRZs with the option pack (including leather/Alcantara front seats with heating), in auto and manual...

2016 Subaru WRX, WRX STI pricing and specifications

The 2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI sedans launch this week, bringing to the table more equipment and some small pricing tweaks in both directions. Starting at the bottom, the entry Subaru WRX versions — unchanged in price at $38,990 (manual) and $40,990 (CVT) plus on-road costs — get a new 6...

Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports

Subaru Australia has addressed recent rumours surrounding a possible return to rallying, confirming it is importing a limited number of competition-spec WRX STI motorsport cars for use by "enthusiasts and professional teams". Unable to be road registered, the Subaru WRX STI models are FIA-homologated and designed to suit the newest NR4 regulations – which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...