Scion – Automobile http://www.automobilemag.com No Boring Cars - Automotive Magazine Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:44:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 Watch Ryan Tuerck Drift Around New Hampshire Motor Speedway http://www.automobilemag.com/news/watch-ryan-tuerck-drift-around-new-hampshire-motor-speedway/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/watch-ryan-tuerck-drift-around-new-hampshire-motor-speedway/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:04:30 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=965091 Ryan Tuerck is no stranger to drifting around tight corners on an open track, and while the last time he took his Scion FR-S out for a spin may have been on ice, it’s time for him to head back home to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and become the first drifter to tackle the road...

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Ryan Tuerck is no stranger to drifting around tight corners on an open track, and while the last time he took his Scion FR-S out for a spin may have been on ice, it’s time for him to head back home to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and become the first drifter to tackle the road course.

Before the FR-S can hit the track, Tuerck and his team need to do some much-needed maintenance to get the car up and running. But it’s not long before it’s ready to go and Tuerck warms it up with some tight donuts in his driveway.

Once at the track, Tuerck makes a stellar entrance complete with smoking tires and a screaming Toyota 2JZ straight-six engine. First up is the NASCAR course, where the FR-S gets shockingly close to the outside wall before he switches gears to tackle the road course. Fellow drifter Steve Angerman joins the scene, drifting tandem with Tuerck as they both tackle the course. Angerman leads Tuerck, burning noticeably less rubber.

Check out the video below to watch Ryan Tuerck drift his Scion FR-S around his home track.

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Watch the Subaru WRX STI Obliterate Isle of Man TT Lap Record http://www.automobilemag.com/news/watch-subaru-wrx-sti-obliterate-isle-man-tt-lap-record/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/watch-subaru-wrx-sti-obliterate-isle-man-tt-lap-record/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:46:04 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=953431 The Isle of Man TT course is not for the faint of heart. It’s a rather terrifying blast through two-lane roads, slicing into tiny towns, mountains, and sweeping pastures. The surface is uneven, the roads are claustrophobic, and the competing vehicles are extremely fast. This nerve-wracking environment didn’t discourage Subaru, however, who just announced a...

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The Isle of Man TT course is not for the faint of heart. It’s a rather terrifying blast through two-lane roads, slicing into tiny towns, mountains, and sweeping pastures. The surface is uneven, the roads are claustrophobic, and the competing vehicles are extremely fast. This nerve-wracking environment didn’t discourage Subaru, however, who just announced a highly-modified WRX STI broke the course record by an astounding two minutes.

Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man TT Record front

As you might expect, the STI used in the record run is far from stock. Not much technical info was provided, but Subaru claims the weaponized WRX STI packs 600 hp from a turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four engine, not the 2.5-liter engine U.S.-spec STIs get. With a weight right around 2,590 pounds, and a top speed of 180 mph, the STI cracked the TT course in a scant 17:25, a far cry from the previous record of 19:26.

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The STI was manhandled to this record by stunt driver Mark Higgins, who maintained an average speed of 128 mph, beating his previous average of 116 mph. The car was prepared through a partnership with Subaru and the rally car maniacs at Prodrive.

If you think the only TT course records that matter involve just two-wheels, we’ve got great news. TT familiar Michael Dunlop delivered the first-ever sub-17 minute lap of the Mountain course. Better yet, the whole endeavor was caught on helmet cam,  a seamless rush of villages, forests, and hills with speeds reaching up to 200 mph. Though these feats are impressive, the event was again marred by tragedy as two motorcyclists died from injuries sustained during competition.

Take a look at both the Subaru and the Dunlop TT record runs in the videos below.

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One Week With: 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2016-scion-fr-s-release-series-2-0-review/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2016-scion-fr-s-release-series-2-0-review/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=942786 It might not hold true everywhere, but in Los Angeles at least the 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0—the last-ever FR-S special edition as the brand prepares to go extinct—gets a lot of attention. That’s partly the result of the “what is that?” factor. In car-centric Southern California, Angelenos pride themselves on knowing their cars. So...

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It might not hold true everywhere, but in Los Angeles at least the 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0—the last-ever FR-S special edition as the brand prepares to go extinct—gets a lot of attention. That’s partly the result of the “what is that?” factor. In car-centric Southern California, Angelenos pride themselves on knowing their cars. So you can plainly see the quizzical expressions on their faces when they don’t recognize the wheels passing them by. In the Scion’s case, that’s due to the car’s rarity: Just 1,000 Release Series 2.0 models are being built, each with external mods (including front and rear lip spoilers and LED daytime running lights), a unique greenish-khaki paint job (Scion calls it Lunar Storm), and 17-inch forged-aluminum wheels in dark metallic silver (almost black). It’s a handsome combo, one that looks like no other FR-S on the road. The result: In L.A., it captures lots of eyeballs.

The FR-S Release 2.0 starts conversations, too. During my week with the car, most times when I parked it someone would approach to chat. “How much?” “Is it fast?” “Does the stereo rock?” “Is that Italian?” And while the FR-S by no means looks cheap, the passers-by almost unanimously know at a glance that they can afford it. “What’s it go for, about $30?” said more than a few questioners. And they are right: My test car, with the Release Series 2.0 package and added foglights ($495), stickered for $30,800. Hence the added buzz for this FR-S; unlike a hyper-pricey exotic, this little wedge of Lunar Storm is something an admirer could actually buy.

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What you get for that $30,000-plus is a surprisingly flavorful two-door. It only takes a few blocks behind the wheel to get the message: This sporty little Scion is serious. The ride is as hard as a go-kart’s; on less-than-smooth highways every crack and seam will thwack you in the backside. If you’re not enough of an enthusiast to put up with such directness, walk away right now. The FR-S will quickly beat the humor out of you. That said, there is a payoff for those who endure. The chassis is also go-kart responsive—alive, neutrally balanced, hungry to slash through a wavy mountain road. Gunning up and down some of my favorite Malibu wigglies, I was surprised at how often the stability control stepped in, both up front and in back. The FR-S is plenty grippy, but it’s light enough on its feet to be as playful as a puppy. Understeer? Not really. The FR-S is far more inclined to rotate. Switch-off the stability/traction systems (don’t unless you honestly know what you’re doing), and this thing can really dance—as in, it’ll step sideways out of every corner with ease. Bet the FR-S would be awesome through an autocross course, too.

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Like its doppelgänger, the Subaru BRZ, the FR-S feeds its rear wheels with a naturally aspirated, direct-injection Subaru-designed 2.0-liter boxer four making 100 horsepower per liter. While an automatic is optional, my test car sported the six-speed manual—and was the better for it. It’s a nice gearbox: relatively short throws, cogs well matched to the engine’s penchant for revs (it reaches peak output at 7,000 rpm). Well-spaced pedals aid shifting performance; the brake and gas are close enough together for secure heel-and-toe downshifting.

This isn’t a fast car by any means (the newly rebadged 2017 Toyota 86 coming this fall will have a few more horses). It’s more like a Mazda Miata that way. The driving experience isn’t about being pinned into your seat; it’s about wringing out a happy machine that enjoys being worked hard. The familiar Subaru growl is front and center as you watch the tach needle rise. It’s loud and gutsy, seemingly eager to bang along near the top of its range all day, feels bulletproof. Terrific sport seats wrap around your torso to hug you in place as the cornering forces build, while a beefy dead pedal on the left makes it easy to balance against the impressive g’s delivered by the chassis.

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While it’s mechanically unchanged from the basic FR-S (well, aside from those wheels and a chrome exhaust tip), the Release Series 2.0 sports a cockpit that’s in an altogether snazzier league. While the regular car is plasticky inside, in the Release Series the interior is a feast of thick, black Alcantara accents (even on the dash) and cognac-hued leather trim (the all-leather steering wheel also features the two-tone treatment). It looks sensational, and elicited plenty of “wows” from those who peered inside. I was pleased to note that the three-spoke steering wheel is completely devoid of buttons and switches. Unlike many modern wheels, it’s not there to run your smartphone, it just steers the car.

I applaud Toyota’s decision to make the FR-S a strong-coffee 2+2 (yeah, there are a couple of back seats, but they’re strictly for teddy bears). Sure, not everyone likes fuller flavors, but adding milk and sugar to this brew would’ve made the FR-S mild and lackluster and … boring. Instead, what we have here is an affordable two-door coupe that’s simply not for everyone. It hits you like an undiluted French roast—too much for some, just right for the bolder few. Add the unique dress—inside and out—of the Release Series 2.0 edition, in addition to its end-of-an-era brand status, and you’ve got a ride that really stands out. Even in L.A.

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2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 Specifications

On Sale: Now
Price: $30,305/$30,800 (base/as tested)
Engine: 2.0L 16-valve, DOHC flat-4/200 hp @ 7,000 rpm, 151 lb-ft @ 6,400 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Layout: 2-door, 4-passenger, front-engine, RWD coupe
EPA Mileage: 22/30 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H: 166.7 x 69.9 x 50.6 in
Wheelbase: 101.2 in
Weight: 2,750 lb
0-60 MPH: 6.2 sec (est)
Top Speed: 150 mph (est)
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2015 Subaru WRX – Four Seasons Wrap-Up http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2015-subaru-wrx/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2015-subaru-wrx/#respond Mon, 16 May 2016 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=937752 Believe it or not, fourteen years have passed since Subaru brought its WRX to the U.S. in 2002. North American customers were finally sated after what felt like an eternity: We eyed foreign markets with jealousy over those three decklid letters, despite Subaru offering us the solid Impreza RS. As cool and fun as the classic...

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Believe it or not, fourteen years have passed since Subaru brought its WRX to the U.S. in 2002. North American customers were finally sated after what felt like an eternity: We eyed foreign markets with jealousy over those three decklid letters, despite Subaru offering us the solid Impreza RS. As cool and fun as the classic Subaru rally-look RS was—try to find one now—the WRX provided another leap in reliable and affordable all-wheel-drive performance. It advanced the Impreza again as the car of choice for a generation of rambunctious young enthusiasts, a four-wheel snow-drifting, mud-spraying, tunable machine.

Subaru, though, has changed dramatically since those days, maturing into a family-friendly brand that values safety and shaggy-dog ownership over rowdy rally antics. So when the 2015 WRX debuted without a hatchback and with a continuously variable transmission option, fans feared the Rex had become a victim of Subaru’s relentless climb up the sales charts, neutered in the name of moving more units. But during four seasons with us, we found that while, yes, it’s more mature than before, the latest WRX is still much the same car it’s always been.

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Now in its fifth generation here in the U.S., the WRX has shed the Impreza econocar badge, helping to define it as a nameplate in its own right. And though the WRX still isn’t the belle of the ball, its broad stance and more aggressive lines strike a balance between the bland Impreza and the bulging WRX STI, with its runway-sized wing that’s guaranteed to quash any hopes of a second date. We couldn’t resist opting for the WR Blue Pearl paint, which comes standard with contrasting black 17-inch aluminum wheels.

While the mid-grade WRX Premium trim we opted for didn’t offer the amenities of the top-level Limited, it came with everything we needed and nothing we didn’t: cloth interior with toasty heated front seats, heated mirrors, and a power moonroof. “Better materials and assembly than any WRX in memory, but there’s still plenty old-school here,” said daily news editor Jake Holmes. “Metal ignition key, no power seats, six-speed manual, no driving modes. Just an awesome, thick-rim steering wheel with a flat bottom and a nice leather-wrapped shifter.”

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Everything from the notchy manual gearbox to the meaty flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminum pedal covers, and digital boost readout are tailored to the serious driver.

Outward visibility is stellar, thanks to surprisingly thin A-pillars and low door sills, and the seats have plenty of lateral support. Our only regret was checking the box to get Subaru’s extremely outdated head unit with navigation and Bluetooth, a needless $2,000 option. Subaru thankfully binned it in the 2016 WRX, in favor of its updated Starlink infotainment system.

While its cozier digs may be attracting new buyers, WRX loyalists still subscribe to the performance-over-vanity mantra. They can thank the Pleiades then that the formula is the same for the 2015 WRX, whose 268-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer-four is punchy and full of personality. An avalanche of boost comes on just north of 3,000 rpm—a throwback to when turbos were fun and not primarily aimed at improving fuel economy. The peaky surges are great for wild dirt-road adventuring or pushing the limits on winding two-lanes, but some editors found the WRX to be a hassle in the city. “I’m always short-shifting to avoid the rush of turbo and keep an even pace in slow-moving traffic,” said Holmes.

2015 Subaru WRX Limited side profile in motion

Indeed, its power delivery can be trying at times in the daily bump and grind, but it’s become a part of the WRX’s lively character. During a visit to New York City, we had a blast slicing through gaps in downtown traffic, deftly avoiding fixie-riding hipsters and texting pedestrians as we traversed the Big Apple’s urban barnyard.

Of course, we also made a point to get off the road and onto the track as well. Two visits to GingerMan Raceway in western Michigan and one autocross had us praising the car’s newly upgraded chassis. “Especially over curbing and mid-corner bumps, the WRX is impressively unfazed,” said videographer and former WRX STI owner Sandon Voelker. “The suspension is stiff enough to keep the car flat but compliant enough to maintain composure.” The WRX can maintain a lot of speed through corners, but it does tend to push wide if you’re too liberal with the throttle. Before you visit the track, you may want to pick up a set of upgraded brake pads and fluid. Our first outing was cut short when we boiled brake fluid and smoked the Subie’s stoppers. A set of Hawk HPS brake pads put those issues to rest.

2015 Subaru WRX Limited front three quarter in motion

Still, you don’t need a racetrack or even good weather to have a blast in the 2015 Subaru WRX. Once the ambient temperature cooled, we ordered a set of Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tires through our partners at the Tire Rack. The tires’ added stability and grip, combined with the all-wheel-drive’s capability, meant editors were constantly arguing over the keys whenever the snow started dumping.

2015 Subaru WRX Limited quarter panel

Our overconfidence in the white stuff eventually got the best of us, however. Senior editor Chris Nelson had an unplanned rendezvous with the front end of a parked Ford Escape. “The WRX is so good it almost convinces you you’re Colin McRae,” Nelson said. “You’re not.” We did our best to wear the battle scar with the pride of a rally driver, but soon shelled out $3,474.93 for parts and labor to fix the rear quarter panel.

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That bump in the sheetmetal didn’t stop us from flocking to the WRX, often for longer trips. The Subie held its own during journeys to Knoxville, Tennessee, the aforementioned jaunt to New York, and all over Michigan. The generous rear-seat legroom and wide opening for the 12 cubic feet of cargo space proved plenty to stow camping gear and provide room for four during a vacation to Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes, and it was a cinch to carry cycling gear for two for an endurance ride in Mackinaw City. The WRX tracks well on the highway, but the stiff ride can be a touch jarring for passengers over expansion joints and rough pavement. We were pleasantly surprised that long highway hauls regularly returned numbers as high as 33 mpg, which demolishes the EPA’s rating of 28 mpg. Cruising in sixth gear at about 2,800 rpm, the flat-four is just off boost and capable of uncharacteristically dainty fuel sippage.

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The WRX also lived up to its reputation for durability. Despite its eagerness to be thrashed and our willingness to dole it out, the car held up brilliantly over 24,000 miles. Unlike in WRXs of old, the interior remained free of rattles, and the manual gearbox never lost its short, crisp throws and positive engagement. There’s something to be said for a car that can really take a few on the chin and not have its legs turn to jelly.

For people who love driving and want to enjoy doing so in all conditions, it’s hard to go wrong with the 2015 Subaru WRX. Yes, it’s a little pricier than in the past. But the car has also significantly narrowed the performance gap between it and the more performance-focused STI, which costs up to $10,000 more and is considerably less livable. The WRX has indeed grown up, but you don’t have to look hard to see the wild child that’s still alive and kicking underneath.

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You don’t need to go full STI for a taste of the Rex’s never-say-die spirit. A set of gold BBS wheels wouldn’t hurt, though.

Pros & Cons

+ Plenty of rear-seat and cargo space, excellent visibility
+ Surprisingly good highway fuel economy
+ Fantastic performance-for-dollar value
– Stiff suspension can be taxing on rough roads
– Bland and inert interior design
– Outdated infotainment system

2015 Subaru WRX Running Costs

Mileage

24,098
Warranty
3-yr/36,000-mi bumper-to-bumper
5-yr/60,000-mi powertrain
3-yr/36,000-mi roadside assistance
Scheduled Maintenance
10,682 mi: $0, oil change, oil filter
18,227 mi: $0, oil change, oil filter
Recalls
None
Out-Of-Pocket
4,245 mi: Resurface brake rotors, purchase and install new front/rear brake pads, flush brake fluid, four-wheel alignment, $933.26
4,301 mi: Purchase, mount,
balance Michelin X-Ice Xi3 235/45R-17 tires, $904.38
9,928 mi: Repair right rear fender, rear bumper, decklid, and quarter panel, $3,474.93
12,290 mi: Reinstall OEM tires, $100
12,310 mi: Purchase and install Hawk HPS front/rear brake pads, four-wheel alignment, new cabin air filter, $651.02
20,723 mi: Repair dent under front right foglight, $618.82
Fuel Consumption:
EPA city/highway/combined:
21/28/24 mpg
Observed: N/A
Cost Per Mile
(Fuel, service, winter tires) N/A
Trade-In Value
$24,900
*Estimate based on information from Intellichoice

Our Test Results
0–60 mph 5.5 sec
60-0 mph 106 ft
1/4–mile 106 ft
Skidpad 0.96 g
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Overview

  • Body style 4-door sedan
  • Accommodation 5-passenger
  • Construction Steel unibody
  • Base price (with dest.) $29,290
  • As tested $31,290

Powertrain

  • Engine 16-valve DOHC turbocharged flat-4
  • Displacement 2.0 liters (122 cu in)
  • Power 268 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Torque 258 lb-ft @ 2000-5200 rpm
  • Transmission 6-speed manual
  • Drive All-wheel
  • EPA Fuel Economy 21/28/24 (city/hwy/combined)

Chassis

  • Steering Electrically assisted
  • Lock-to-lock 2.8 turns
  • Turning circle 35.4 ft
  • Suspension, Front Strut-type, coil springs
  • Suspension, Rear Control arms, coil springs
  • Brakes F/R Vented discs/discs
  • Wheels 17-inch aluminum
  • Tires 235/45R-17 94W
  • Tire size 235/45R-17 94W

Measurements

  • Headroom F/R 37.2/37.1 in
  • Legroom F/R 43.3/35.4 in
  • Shoulder room F/R 55.6/54.2 in
  • Wheelbase 104.3 in
  • Track F/R 60.2/60.6 in
  • L x W x H 180.9 x 70.7 x 58.1 in
  • Passenger capacity 96.6 cu ft
  • Cargo capacity 12.0 cu ft
  • Weight 3267 lb
  • Weight dist. F/R 59.6/40.4%
  • Fuel capacity 15.9 gal
  • Est. fuel range 380 miles
  • Fuel grade 91 octane (premium)

Equipment

  • standard equipment

    • Automatic climate control
    • Cruise control
    • Tilt-and-telescopic steering column
    • Power windows, mirrors, and locks
    • Rearview camera
    • Power sunroof
    • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat
    • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
    • Heated front seats
    • Halogen headlights
    • LED taillights
    • Fog lights
    • 60/40-split folding rear seats
    • 6-speaker audio system
    • USB port
    • Auxiliary input jack
    • Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity

Options

  • options for this vehicle:

    • Voice-activated navigation system- $2000
    • 9-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system

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Subaru Confirms STI Wagon Launch for Summer 2016 http://www.automobilemag.com/news/subaru-confirms-sti-wagon-launch-summer-2016/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/subaru-confirms-sti-wagon-launch-summer-2016/#respond Fri, 13 May 2016 21:31:34 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=940785 Subaru just announced that its Levorg wagon will finally get special treatment from its Subaru Tecnica International performance division. Set to debut this summer is the Subaru Levorg STI wagon, which the automaker has teased via a video (you’ll need to brush up on your Japanese). Subaru hinted this variant was coming. At last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, the...

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Subaru just announced that its Levorg wagon will finally get special treatment from its Subaru Tecnica International performance division. Set to debut this summer is the Subaru Levorg STI wagon, which the automaker has teased via a video (you’ll need to brush up on your Japanese).

Subaru hinted this variant was coming. At last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, the automaker showed off the Levorg S Concept shortly after launching the Japanese domestic market 2015 Subaru Levorg (essentially a WRX wagon). The Levorg S Concept sported a long list of STI goodies including upgraded suspensions bits, brakes, wheels, and a body kit. More importantly, it was packing a six-speed manual and a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four making over 300 hp. For comparison, the normal Levorg is also offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder boxer tuned to 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, but is only sold with a CVT.

Subaru hasn’t unveiled details regarding the production version, but the Levorg STI will likely stick with the 2.0-liter mill. The 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer-four powering the U.S.-spec WRX STI sedan is a relatively peppy engine, but it doesn’t make much more power than the standard Levorg.

That said, STI fans around the world have been waiting almost two years for the wagon to arrive, but it appears this version is only slated for Japan for now.

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Rare 1998 Subaru Impreza STI 22B Heads to Auction http://www.automobilemag.com/news/rare-1998-subaru-impreza-sti-22b-heads-auction/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/rare-1998-subaru-impreza-sti-22b-heads-auction/#respond Thu, 05 May 2016 16:17:19 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=936783 A large portion of the classic and vintage car market is founded on brand history and a healthy dose of nostalgia. We’re seeing prices for cars from the 1980s and 1990s, particularly from Japan, growing in value as enthusiasts who grew up during those times begin to find themselves burdened with pesky disposable income. If you...

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A large portion of the classic and vintage car market is founded on brand history and a healthy dose of nostalgia. We’re seeing prices for cars from the 1980s and 1990s, particularly from Japan, growing in value as enthusiasts who grew up during those times begin to find themselves burdened with pesky disposable income. If you possess heavy pockets, and fancy jumping on the Japanese collector-car train before it leaves the station, a sharp example of what is possibly the most desirable Subaru ever to roll out of the factory heads to auction in the U.K. later this month.

1998 Subaru Impreza STI 22B rear three quarters

To commemorate its 40th anniversary and winning three consecutive FIA World Championship titles, Subaru went a little nuts and created a widebody STI coupe for the 1998 model year. The so-called “22B” was a tour-de-force of go-fast rally components, and is likely as close to a road-going rally car as there ever has been.

Power came from a 2.2-liter turbocharged flat-four engine, officially sending 276 hp to all-four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. The front and rear bumper were direct derivatives of those used on the WRC car, while a large adjustable trunk-mounted wing helped keep the car on the straight and narrow. Brakes come from Brembo, and the suspension is sourced from Bilstein.

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Just 424 of these rally specials left the factory, with 400 for the Japanese market, 16 for the U.K., five for Australia, and three prototypes. As you might guess from these figures, the U.S. was left in the cold, with the 22B never homologated for U.S. roads. Even if you were to manage the difficult importation of a non-street legal car, the 22B would not see public roads for the next seven years until it turns 25 in 2023, per U.S. laws that only allow import of foreign cars that are over a quarter-century old.

If you do live overseas, then this auction is great news. This 22B has just 2,500 miles since new on the clock, and is in impeccable condition. Auction estimates peg this piece of JDM history will see the hammer fall for between $87,000 and $100,000. Whether you plan to bid or not, take a look at this rolling piece of rally heritage in the gallery below.

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2017 Subaru WRX, WRX STI, 2016 Subaru Crosstrek SE Priced http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-subaru-wrx-wrx-sti-2016-subaru-crosstrek-se-priced/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-subaru-wrx-wrx-sti-2016-subaru-crosstrek-se-priced/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:31:52 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=925896 Subaru today released pricing information for the 2017 WRX and WRX STI, and the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition. For 2017, Subaru’s evergreen all-wheel-drive sports sedan receives only very minor changes to the trim levels. For all WRX and WRX STI models, Subaru includes a new fabric headliner. The 2017 WRX STI receives automatic headlights...

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Subaru today released pricing information for the 2017 WRX and WRX STI, and the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition.

For 2017, Subaru’s evergreen all-wheel-drive sports sedan receives only very minor changes to the trim levels. For all WRX and WRX STI models, Subaru includes a new fabric headliner. The 2017 WRX STI receives automatic headlights on all trims, which was previously only available on the Premium trim and above. Automatic up-down front windows are now standard across the range. For those WRX Limited models equipped with the EyeSight active-safety, the Subaru now includes reverse auto braking.

The price tags for the new WRX lineup aren’t changed much from 2016. The entry cost of a base WRX adds just $100, while the WRX Premium jumps by $125. Pricing for the WRX Limited remains the same as the 2016 model.

The 2017 Subaru WRX begins at a reasonable $27,515 for the base sedan equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. Add the Premium package, which comes with different wheels and a moonroof, and the price moves to $29,815. The WRX Premium equipped with the CVT begins at $31,015, while the top-spec WRX Limited with the CVT begins at $33,015. The WRX Limited can be had with a row-your-own gears manual transmission for $31,815. The 2017 WRX STI begins at $36,015 for the base model, with the sticker jumping to $40,815 for the STI Limited.

A few technology options are available for the WRX family as well. Equipping your Subie with the seven-inch infotainment display and premium sound system will set you back $1,600, while a tech package without EyeSight will cost $2,600. Add EyeSight to the mix, and the package cost jumps to $3,795. The STI technology package stickers in at $2,600.

In what is probably the most underwhelming special edition of all time, the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition is priced from $26,445, a roughly $300 increase over the 2015 model year. The Special Edition comes in red only, with enhancements limited to a host of red trim and stitching on the interior. The Special Edition is based on the 2.0i Premium with the All-Weather package.

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Subaru Returning to Isle of Man TT with WRX STI Time Attack Car http://www.automobilemag.com/news/subaru-returning-isle-man-tt-wrx-sti-time-attack-car/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/subaru-returning-isle-man-tt-wrx-sti-time-attack-car/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:42:47 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=924897 The Isle of Man TT is best known for high-powered superbikes whizzing around the small island’s narrow roads, but every year Subaru also shows up in cars to set four-wheeled records. Usually those cars are factory-fresh Subaru WRX STIs (see gallery below), albeit with a handful of safety and performance modifications. For 2016, however, Subaru...

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The Isle of Man TT is best known for high-powered superbikes whizzing around the small island’s narrow roads, but every year Subaru also shows up in cars to set four-wheeled records. Usually those cars are factory-fresh Subaru WRX STIs (see gallery below), albeit with a handful of safety and performance modifications. For 2016, however, Subaru is getting a little more serious, and will send a Time Attack-prepped STI to the Isle of Man, once again with professional racer Mark Higgins behind the wheel.

In 2014, Subaru set a new lap record for cars at the 37-mile Isle of Man TT course, with Higgins setting a time of 19 minutes, 15 seconds — an average of 117.51 mph. That came after Subaru set an average speed record of 115.36 mph in 2011 in a different WRX STI. It’s worth noting, however, that no one else can contest these records: Subaru is the only automaker permitted to run its cars around TT Week.

The 2016 Subaru WRX STI Time Attack car was built by Prodrive, in partnership with both Subaru of America and Subaru Tecnica International (STI). Though Subaru has shared precious few technical details so far, it’s fair to say from these photos that the modifications were extensive. Expect more power from the 2.5-liter flat-four turbo engine, enlarged brakes behind the car’s new wheels, and a new suspension tune to improve grip despite the TT course’s bumpy surface. In fact, Subaru says that the challenges in developing a car for the Isle of Man blend the stresses imposed by running at France’s Circuit de la Sarthe and Germany’s Nürburgring.

The Isle of Man TT runs from May 28 through June 10. Check back then to see how fast Subaru’s Time Attack car laps the wild circuit.

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Why the 2016 Scion FR-S Is Perfect for Track Day Novices http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2016-scion-fr-s-perfect-track-day-novices/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2016-scion-fr-s-perfect-track-day-novices/#respond Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:55 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=913878 When I found out what car I’d be taking to my first open track day, I couldn’t help but smile. The Scion FR-S is the subject of many “firsts” for me: It is the first car I reviewed as a Motor Trend intern, the first highly modified car I was brave enough to drive (a...

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When I found out what car I’d be taking to my first open track day, I couldn’t help but smile. The Scion FR-S is the subject of many “firsts” for me: It is the first car I reviewed as a Motor Trend intern, the first highly modified car I was brave enough to drive (a 400-hp, turbocharged TRD model), the first car I ever drove on a road course, and the first new affordable sports car I ever test drove at a dealership. As the summer track-day season came to a close last year, I made my way to GingerMan Raceway in southwest Michigan behind the wheel of a Hot Lava Orange 2016 Scion FR-S to cross off another automotive first.

On the three-hour journey west to GingerMan Raceway from my apartment in metro Detroit, I rekindled my friendship with the small Japanese coupe. In the tight cabin, the perfectly proportioned driving position puts you right at the center of the action. The cabin is snug and enveloping. Don’t let the snout-mounted Scion badge and affordable price tag fool you — the FR-S feels special, and not because it’s destined for future orphan car shows now that Scion is a dead brand.

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I’ve had multiple stints in racetrack and autocross environments before, but never had I tried my hand at a full-blown open track day, where I would be alongside a field of novices like me. Despite its aggressive appearance and bright orange paint, the FR-S turned out to be this track-day neophyte’s best friend.

Nearly every facet of the FR-S works to keep the overeager learner in line. With only 200 hp and just 151 lb-ft of torque from the 2.0-liter flat-four engine, I could floor the car in third gear around the still-unfamiliar course without putting myself in too much danger, keeping focus on my driving line instead of my shifting. In a section where I was elated to crack 70 mph, my co-worker breezed through in a 640-hp 2016 Cadillac CTS-V at 125 mph. Yet at nearly half the speed of the supercharged Caddy, I was still having a blast.

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However if you do choose to go straight from the Scion showroom to the racetrack, be prepared for significantly limited grip from the FR-S’ standard rubber. The low-rolling-resistance Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 all-season tires break loose without much provocation. But when you do overstep the eco rubber’s capability, traction and stability control are there to curb any under- or oversteer before you crunch sheetmetal. The FR-S presents the right balance of fun and protection for a track day that will make your heart flutter instead of stop.

The Scion’s brakes are strong and effective, with a firm pedal and immediate bite. I only noticed them fade during my fourth run, when the pedal turned squishy and needed to travel closer to the floor. Steering is linear, allowing for smooth movements and gentle corrections to the FR-S’ active rear end. Shift throws were tight and direct, with a notchy character that always communicated accurate gear engagement.

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Want to have your track-day-flavored cake and eat it too? The FR-S has daily usability figured out as well. Once I rejoined tree-lined Michigan roadways for the journey home, the FR-S shook off its finish-line hunger in favor of a calmer demeanor. Getting 34 mpg on the highway kept my fuel stops infrequent, and the Scion’s reasonable trunk easily swallowed my helmet, sleeping bag, and backpack. And unlike a certain Mazda roadster, the FR-S has a back seat, which acts as an extra storage shelf or impromptu transportation for a (small) friend.

With the FR-S, I wasn’t in over my head. I could focus on building my skills rather than putting myself and others in danger. And after a fun and rewarding day, the Scion proved it’s also versatile, getting me home comfortably and with all of my gear, plus some room to spare. The track-day beginner looking to better him or herself as a driver should make a beeline for the affordable coupe now known as the Toyota 86.

2016 Scion FR-S Specifications

On Sale: Now
Price: $26,100 (base)
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve flat-4/200 hp @ 7,000 rpm, 151 lb-ft @ 6,400 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Layout: 2-door, 4-passenger, front-engine, RWD coupe
EPA Mileage: 22/30 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H: 166.7 x 69.9 x 50.6 in
Wheelbase: 101.2 in
Weight: 2,758 lb
0-60 MPH: 6.2 sec (est)
Top Speed: N/A
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Renamed Compacts: Scion Models Become 2017 Toyota Corolla iM, Yaris iA http://www.automobilemag.com/news/renamed-compacts-scion-models-become-2017-toyota-corolla-im-yaris-ia/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/renamed-compacts-scion-models-become-2017-toyota-corolla-im-yaris-ia/#respond Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:05:43 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=902676 Just like the 2017 Toyota 86, two other former Scion models receive slightly new names. As of this fall, the Scion iM hatchback will be renamed as the Toyota Corolla iM, while the Scion iA sedan gets rebranded as the Toyota Yaris iA. The move comes as the Scion brand is discontinued but some of...

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Just like the 2017 Toyota 86, two other former Scion models receive slightly new names. As of this fall, the Scion iM hatchback will be renamed as the Toyota Corolla iM, while the Scion iA sedan gets rebranded as the Toyota Yaris iA.

The move comes as the Scion brand is discontinued but some of its models — the iA, iM, and FR-S — continue to be sold, but under the Toyota brand. The Scion tC coupe will be discontinued after its 1,200-car run-out special edition.

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The Toyota Corolla iM is based on Europe’s Toyota Auris, and the new naming convention links the car to the company’s Corolla sedan in terms of size and pricing. It’s also a nod to the naming of the Toyota Corolla Matrix hatchback that was sold in the 2000s.

The Toyota Yaris iA is based on the Mazda2 sedan (Mazda does not plan to sell the 2 itself in the U.S.). Because Toyota currently doesn’t sell a Yaris sedan, offering only the hatchback model, it makes sense to slide the iA in as the Yaris’s sedan brother. It remains unclear, though, how long Toyota intends to continue selling the Mazda-based car, versus just launching a new Yaris.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM and 2017 Toyota Yaris iA go on sale this fall. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but expect it to be very close to the cars’ current sticker prices, $19,995 for the 2016 iM and $17,595 for the 2016 iA.

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