We’ve covered the anime car (or itasha) phenomenon in Japan previously on Jalopnik East, and at the time we mentioned that actual automakers were getting in on it. Well, Subaru partnered with famous anime studio Gainax (of Neon Genesis Evangelion) to produce an anime called Wish Upon the Pleiades (you know, Subaru =…
Last month, Americans drove away from Subaru dealerships in 3,716 new WRXs and STIs, a record for the Impreza-based hot-
hatch duo. Year-over-year volume jumped 85% in July 2015, an increase of 1,711 units for the Subaru brand, which shot up 11% to 50,517 total sales, the first time since last August that Subaru Of…
CCC's "Drive-Thru" video series soldiers on with our latest episode, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI launch edition.
Haul some stuff, haul some ass.
There's no finer fight than a good, old-fashioned sibling rivalry. That's exactly what Subaru has brewed up between the 2015 WRX and STI. With it's all-new direct-injection turbo 2.0-liter four, the WRX boasts a far more sophisticated heart compared to the STI's old 2.5-liter lump.
But which is the brawnier brother? We…
Almost every racing fan and avid Jalopnik reader under the age of 37 knows who Ken Block is. Oh... you mean Ken Block the DC Shoe brand creator, GoPro slinger, Tire Slaying Hoonigan, and Gymkhana master? Yeah, I've heard of him. But do you know the man behind one of motorsport's most recognizable logos? He's just a…
Subaru's now famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is 40 years old. Contrary to what you might expect, the first couple of Subarus using it were not turbocharged racecars fighting against the mud and snow but rather affordable coupes and family cars in need of some extra grip. The Japanese company has been commited to…
Do you want to do some ski jumps, but there are no big hills near your house? Why not get pulled up to speed by your buddy's STI? Here's why not.
Two absolutely gnarly-sounding rally replicas took to a back lot in Spokane, WA to settle the score: who can get more sideways? We think there's a clear winner, but it has nothing to do with slip angle.
Driving a rally-prepped Subaru WRX STi, David Higgins shaved 30 seconds off the top time for the annual Mt. Washington Hill Climb on Sunday, reconnoitering the 7.6 mile circuit in 6 minutes, 11.54 seconds. Also in competition: Mike Ryan's hillclimbing, Gulf-liveried Frieghtliner, which you can briefly experience below.
An Oregon man and two women were driving in a sudden windstorm when a massive pine tree fell on their 2007 Subaru Impreza STI. All three survived, thanks, the owner says, to his car's go-fast modifications.
If you're going to jump a median to demonstrate how cool your modified Ram is, please learn how to use both the "go" and the "brake" pedal. This moron didn't, and took out a classic VW Caddy and an STI.
Subaru Canada set out to build an ad for the new 2011 Subaru WRX STI powered by the car itself, eventually settling on creating a giant flipbook animation around a racetrack. it's awesome. How they did it below.
For one hundred years people have attempted to climb to the peak of Mt. Washington faster than anyone else. Travis Pastrana beat the record by 20 seconds in a Subaru WRX STI. On his first try. Watch his Subie dance.
Rally driver Patrick Richard rolled his Subaru racer at Canada's 2010 Rallye Baie Chaleurs then heroically hopped out and, with his co-driver still strapped in, flipped the Subie back over and raced to victory with parts flapping in the wind.
The Canadian TV show, How It's Made, details the manufacturing process of just about anything. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe franken-Subaru could have been on that show, but its price may send it back to the drawing board.