Subaru WRX STI Final Edition: POTW


Alright, so we’re not quite done with saying goodbye to the Subaru WRX STI just yet. It’s been a long-term relationship, after all, so it’s probably going to be a while before we’re fully over it.

We’ve done our farewell feature for the Subaru, but unsurprisingly a few others are jumping on the valedictory bandwagon. One of those being Autocar, who this week have taken the very same Subaru to Scotland; the Peak District made for good photos, but Scotland makes for even better ones...

It was bleak, cold and miserable in Selkirk, exactly the kind of conditions a Subaru thrives in - the durability and toughness that proved invaluable on the rally stage also benefitting regular customers, who could turn to their Imprezas in any weather.

Fortunately for us (and for your desktop background) a Subaru in the snow is always going to look great, evoking memories of Prodrive-liveried Imprezas sliding through the slush in Sweden, Monte Carlo and the like. So here’s your new wallpaper to remember the glory days, with a solemn promise that the rose-tinted glasses will come off soon. Maybe. 

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  • 22daz 16 Feb 2018

    After being a dedicated owner and loving all Subaru did with rallying. I ask myself how they could have got is so badly wrong time and time again with each model thereafter. It's as if they worked out their niche then went out of their way to alienate that.

    Distinctive flat four engine note.. lets make an equal length manifold.
    2.0 engine in common with rallying.. lets change that.
    Hardcore models.. lets make it appeal to the masses.

    Sadly, they do little for me these days which I find really disappointing.
    I maintain that a flat four in the forests is one of the best sounds in motorsport ever.

  • Plug Life 16 Feb 2018

    SU08 ARU

  • Ryvita 16 Feb 2018

    Is it going backwards? Why is there snow being "kicked up" in front of the front tyres?

    Someone's been a little too enthusiastic with the Photoshop, methinks.

  • Gecko1978 16 Feb 2018

    22daz said:
    After being a dedicated owner and loving all Subaru did with rallying. I ask myself how they could have got is so badly wrong time and time again with each model thereafter. It's as if they worked out their niche then went out of their way to alienate that.

    Distinctive flat four engine note.. lets make an equal length manifold.
    2.0 engine in common with rallying.. lets change that.
    Hardcore models.. lets make it appeal to the masses.

    Sadly, they do little for me these days which I find really disappointing.
    I maintain that a flat four in the forests is one of the best sounds in motorsport ever.
    exactly how i feel they just lost the plot

  • Matt Bird 16 Feb 2018

    Ryvita said:
    Is it going backwards? Why is there snow being "kicked up" in front of the front tyres?

    Someone's been a little too enthusiastic with the Photoshop, methinks.
    Was definitely going forwards! I was driving the tracking car and the weather was appalling so I can only assume the snow was swirling particularly aggressively at that point... I'd also like to think that dear old Luc is good enough to be above Photoshop shenanigans!


    Matt

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