Archive for March, 2009

FIA confirms WRC’s non-turbo future

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has ratified the World Rally Championship’s switch to non-turbocharged Super 2000 cars from 2011. While it had been known for some time that the S2000 rules would form the basis of the WRC’s next technical package, there was continued debate over how much the more standard cars would be […]

Subaru of America announces February sales increase

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a 1-percent sales increase for February 2009 over last year’s February results. Year-to-date sales were up 4-percent with 25,283 units sold in 2009 versus 24,195 units sold in 2008. The 2009 Subaru Forester continues to do well, as sales increased 101-percent over the previous year’s Forester sales – a […]

Subaru mosaics made from pictures of NASIOC member cars

Well I thought this was pretty cool, and just had to post it up. NASIOC forum member 08SubieWRX made two mosaics using various car pictures that he had found on the NASIOC forums. For those of you who don’t know, the NASIOC “Member’s Car Gallery” contains a huge number of threads from users who have all posted […]

Subaru Justy: A Racy Little Number

Subaru has the perfect answer for belt-tightening motorists wishing to downsize but not down-spec. Diminutive delight, the Justy 1.0R is now available as a much sportier little number: the Justy 1.0 Twin Cam Special Edition. Restricted to just 100 vehicles (50 in Black Mica, 50 in Shining Red), the extra equipment comprises rear roof spoiler; […]

Toyobaru still on track for 2012, Direct Injection

It appears that the joint effort between Toyota and Subaru is still up and running. Their latest concept, codenamed “086A” is the creation of a FR (front engine, rear wheel drive) sports coupe. The car is set to feature a rear wheel drive conversion, powered by Subaru’s infamous 2.0 liter turbocharged boxer engine. Many speculations have […]