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  2. brilliant it would be a to shame take it to USA after TT.perhaps i could look after it for them
  3. WRX STI is the iconic Subaru model; the modern incarnation of yesteryear’s Impreza, conjuring images of special stage success and rallying legends pushing to the limit. Today, Subaru launch the WRX STI Final Edition, strictly limited to 150 models to say farewell to this brand icon and mark the end of this era of Subaru’s heritage in the UK. With the launches of new models, and investment in platform and powertrains going forward, the timing has felt right to open a new chapter for Subaru and allow WRX STI’s heritage to inform future developments rather than being continued. The Final Edition has a series of upgrades across key areas of the car, making this the most capable WRX STI sold in the UK and fitting tribute to its legacy. Driving performance has been improved by changing from mechanical and electronic to electronic control of the Multi-Mode Driver’s Control Centre Differential (DCCD) which provides optimum cornering ability. The wheel size has been increased to 19 inches to house new larger Brembo® brakes with yellow painted calipers, which improve fade-resistance and brake performance and a consistent pedal feel when driving on the limit. The front bumper has been redesigned to look more purposeful with the lower grille blacked out with a geometric textured panel, and has a larger opening to enhance cooling performance. The hexagonal grille has been sharpened and defined and a black surround has been added. The Subaru wing design which flows through to the C-shaped headlights has been incorporated, hinting at the Boxer engine under the bonnet. A Final Edition badge is positioned on the door. Inside, high gloss black inserts are added to the instrument panel, gear stick surround, door panels and steering wheel with red stitching and red seatbelts fitted to tie the scheme together. The front seats are now heated, and a larger 5.9” multi-function display has been added to the top of the dash. The instrument panel design has also been updated. The infotainment system now includes DAB radio and a reversing camera is included to make parking easier. WRX STI is also fitted with bi-functional projector LED lights, with a single bulb enabling High Beam Assist to switch between high and low beam automatically. High Beam Assist operates via a single-lens camera, which is installed in the front windscreen and detects when an onward car is approaching. The lights are also steering responsive, turning to the left or right depending on the driver’s steering input and illuminates more of the corner. Both technologies enhance visibility at night, allowing a clear view of the corners ahead. The WRX STI Final Edition is available to order from 1st November, priced at £33,995 on the road.
  4. Douglas, Isle of Man – Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that it will make another record attempt on the Isle of Man TT Course with rally driver Mark Higgins. Higgins will drive an all-new 2016 Subaru WRX STI time attack car that was jointly developed by Subaru of America, Inc., and Prodrive, with technical assistance provided by Subaru Tecnica International (STI). The new car is purpose built for the Isle of Man TT Course. “We are excited to be back and running on the Isle of Man TT course,” said Dominick Infante, National Manager of Product Communications, Subaru of America, Inc. “This is one of the amazing road courses in the world and the Isle of Man TT is one of the most exciting races of the year. We have previously run the TT Course in near-stock Subaru WRX STIs, but this year we set out to design the ultimate WRX STI for this circuit.” For the 2016 car, Subaru of America decided to create a purpose built car that could tackle the arduous TT Course, which is similar in style to both the Nürburgring and Le Mans in the demands it puts on suspension and engines. It called upon the joint expertise of Prodrive for the design and build, and Subaru Technica International for technical assistance. Both have an extensive history in building and designing winning cars. Prodrive and Subaru have won three World Rally Championship Manufacturer titles together and three World Rally Championship driver titles. Prodrive also has experience running team Aston Martin in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24-Hour race. STI has experience designing great road course cars, designing the class-winning 2015 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race winner. In 2014, Subaru broke their own previous lap record of the fabled 37-mile course with an average lap speed of 117.510 MPH and a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds. The previous record of 115.36 MPH was set in 2011 in a WRX STI. About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.
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  8. hackisfun

    Northern Ireland

    Cheers mate for doing this
  9. ScoobieFloz

    Northern Ireland

    @hackisfun I have created a new section for Northern Ireland. It would be good to get some more discussion involvement from across the water.
  10. hackisfun

    Northern Ireland

    New Thread for all the Northern Ireland members to connect.
  11. Hi floz, any chance of showing your go pro footage from when you came over to me the other year.

  12. Hi Foz, how come no japfest this year ???

    1. ScoobieFloz

      ScoobieFloz

      Hi James, A combination of things really. Kelsey have turned Japfest and TRAX into a carpark over the past few years. Even when we purchase more tickets than the cars we are expecting, we still don't get enough space. We also didn't get much interest from members about the Kelsey shows which is a shame as I used to love Japfest.

  13. MarkJHarris

    The Future's Electric

    Unfortunately, the price of fuel is only going one way long term and our guzzling Boxers just can't adapt. Pumping losses and the AWD system are the unbreachable walls. IMHO, the only way to overcome this is getting rid of the gearbox, the true heart of a Subaru. A Squirrel cage AC direct drive at each corner, gives you fully torque bias independent AWD, with a range extending generator to provide power and fast recharging en route. The tech is there now to produce an Impreza sized car with the power of the STi and actually be lighter than the recently deceased version. It's been compact enough to run in MPV type cars for the last 2-3 years already. You take DC and invert it with a frequency proportional to the speed you want. The frequency varies as you press the pedal. The Difference between frequency and speed gives slip which produces torque and current flow. If any tyre slips, the slip and torque to it reduces. Simples. I've been a fan of this kind of drive for ages. I love engines and fast cars and bikes, but I'm not afraid of the future...
  14. ScoobieFloz

    The Future's Electric

    Subaru will have an electric vehicle in the showrooms this year. Head of Subaru of America Communications Michael McHale said "We have a Plug-In Hybrid coming soon". This is in line with Subaru Global website were the 'Our Future' page shows a development timeline. There is much speculation but Subaru have been tight lipped and not announced which model will be treated to the hybrid technology, only that there will be one by the end of 2018. The development timeline suggests a new downsized turbo engine which looks set to be teamed up with the hybrids battery pack. The Levorg already has a 1.6 litre, could this mean there is an even smaller one on the way? A 1.4 hybrid would make sense but based on the tight timescales I suspect they will stick with the 1.6 initially and simply incorporate the hybrid technology. Subaru's venture into electrifying their fleet is still very new and their first attempt with the 2014 Crosstek (XV) in the US did not sell well and was pulled from production. Takeshi Tachimori, Subaru's Chief Technical Officer said "For our Plug-in Hybrid to be introduced this year we have used Toyota's technology as much as possible". Why Toyota? Well they do have a 16.5% controlling stake I Subaru and it makes sense to use existing technology that has been tried and tested in the short term. Looking further ahead Subaru's in-house EV department will continue to develop their tech and Subaru have also joined Toyota, Mazda, Hino, Daihatsu, Suzuki and Denso to form an EV venture to help develop the technology and streamline development of future Electric Vehicles. This will help Subaru meet their announced target of having a full EV in the showrooms by 2021. This brings us back to the question, which model of Subaru are they planning to shoe horn a Prius into? Takeshi Tachimori said the first PHEV will be exported from Japan to the US. The current Impreza, Legacy, Outback and new Ascent that are destined for the US market are built in Subaru's US plant in Lafayette Indiana, so is noth likely to be any of them. The Next-Gen Forester however does look like a contender to receive the electric treatment as they are made in Japan and a new on is on the way too. This is of course speculation but the PHEV is on its way and there are definitely interesting times ahead.
  15. where do i go to add a profile pic or do i have to be paying subscriber 

  16. how do i have a profile picture or delete anything ive uploaded

  17. Hi Floz, am I to late to get a TRAX ticket ???

    James

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    2. conrod

      conrod

      Thanks I will sort it ASAP

    3. conrod

      conrod

      Hi Floz, all sorted paid for rallyday and trax.

      all the best see you  there , stay flatout.

    4. ScoobieFloz

      ScoobieFloz

      Good Lad :thumbup:

      I cant wait

       

  18. Hi Floz, do you want to meet up Saturday evening when you get to newbury.

    let me know mate.         James

    1. ScoobieFloz

      ScoobieFloz

      Hi James, I will have to sadly decline. I will not be getting to Newbury til late so will probably have an early night ready for the early start in Sunday. Sorry.

    2. conrod

      conrod

      no  probs floz, see you sunday morning for 7.30 kick off.

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