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Subaru unveils the WRX STI tS Type RA for Japan

Subaru unveils the WRX STI tS Type RA for Japan

Jul 3 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Limited edition WRX will only be offered in Japan

Subaru has unveiled a new version of the venerable all-wheel-drive WRX that will only be offered in Japan. The car looks cool but it struggled with what might be the worst name ever for a WRX. Car...

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Subaru unveils the WRX STI tS Type RA for Japan

Jul 3 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Limited edition WRX will only be offered in Japan

Subaru has unveiled a new version of the venerable all-wheel-drive WRX that will only be offered in Japan. The car looks cool but it struggled with what might be the worst name ever for a WRX. Car is known as the WRX STI tS Type RA.

The vehicle comes only and tangerine orange pearl, satin white pearl, or blue mica. The car also gets a unique front lip spoiler, loss black accents and door mirrors as well as LED turn lamps. Inside the car also gets special sport seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

The car gets revised struts, springs, and dampers all around and a front tower brace. Subaru also equipped the car with a quicker steering ratio and Brembo brakes. Buyers can also opt for a special NBR Challenge Package adding Recaro front seats, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, 18-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels, and special Bridgestone Potenza tires. Only 300 units will be built with only 200 NBR Challenge Package versions offered. Pricing starts at 4,410,000 yen.

 
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Corvette Z06 Pricing, Volt Vs. i3, Missed Uber Connections: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Aug 22 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Uber Users Climb Into Random Cars, Thinking They're Cabs (It's A Trend) Lots of people dislike Uber. Many of them are cab drivers, who are suspicious/concerned/angry about the lack of restrictions governing Uber's ad hoc taxi network. Now, however, there's another, ...
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Future Cadillacs, Safe Subarus, And Most Stolen Cars: The Week In Reverse

Aug 22 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Crash-test scores are crucial to the success of new cars these days--so things are looking good for the 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback. The new models have earned the best possible safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — and the organization's 'Top Safety Pick+' status. Both cars aced the IIHS battery of crash tests ...
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Scion FR-S - Driven

Aug 22 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Scion FR-S and its corporate cousins the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 are still relatively new to the sports car scene, having been launched in 2012. The cars represent an interesting alliance between Subaru and Toyota, two Japanese automakers, with Toyota taking care of the design work and Subaru handling the greasy bits underneath.Though the cars have been well received by journalist and enthu ...
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Honda to Retrofit Early 2015 Fit Hatchbacks to Match IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

Aug 21 2014 1:38pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Thanks to structural modifications to improve crashworthiness, the 2015 Honda Fit earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Honda will reach out to those who already bought a 2015 Fit and modify the bumper structure for free. Related: Honda Boosts 2015 Fit's Gas Mileage The redesigned Fit scored good in IIHS' side, rear-impact, roof-strength and moderate-overlap frontal tests, and it earned an acceptable score in ...
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Rallying America's Fastest Private Subaru In The Forests Of Maine

Aug 21 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

You're looking at the fastest privately-run rally Subaru in the United States, the Open-Class STI of FY Racing. And here they are competing on the utterly amazing logging roads of the New ...
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Toyota RAV4

Aug 21 2014 12:33pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover vehicle that's been a part of the automaker's lineup since the Nineties. One of the most popular vehicles in its class, it now has rivals from all the major brands--including the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, and Mazda CX-5. The RAV4 entere ...
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Home-Built, Subaru-Powered Porsche 917/10 Replica For Sale

Aug 21 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The great race cars of yesterday command outrageous prices today, so sometimes putting one in your driveway requires a little creativity. That's what the builder of this beast from Bring A Trailer did. What we have here is a replica 1971 Porsche 917/10 Can-Am racer powered by a pair of Subaru flat-sixes mounted crank to crank. Call i ...
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How To Get a 24 Hours of LeMons Budget Exemption: Stuff a Radial Aircraft Engine in a Toyota MR2

Aug 21 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There are several routes to becoming a Legend of LeMons. You can follow our advice about car selection and race something French or British, or maybe a van or a big, cushy luxury car, or even an American Motors product. You can race a donk or a backward pickup truck or a blimp, a “Ferrari”, or a Homer. And, of course, you can perform an ill-advised engine swap. Perhaps a Chrysler slant-six in a BMW 325? A Moto Guzzi 1000cc motorcycle engine in a Fiat 600? Two ...
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1 day ago

2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited First Test

Aug 21 2014 8:06am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Back Out on the Track With Subaru's Wagonoid CUV2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i owners pay attention to track-tested performance data as much as BRZ sports car owners worry about rear-seat headroom -- it just doesn't happen. Owners of the new 2015 Outback will appreciate what they think the new wagon-like crossover, with its nifty retractable crossbars and integrated tie-downs, says about them. While the Outback boasts a reputation for actually being us ...
Source: Truck Trend   Full article at: Truck Trend
 

 
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Volvo XC70

Aug 21 2014 6:33am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Volvo XC70 is a mid-size crossover that’s more rugged than you might expect, given its history as a wagon. It’s a rare kind of car on today’s market, with only two real competitors: the Audi Allroad and the Subaru Outback. Although the XC70 is a luxury wagon, it still has the ability to tackle ...
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