Autogyaan: Subaru’s Stunning WRX Concept Unveiled
For two years, Subaru has been teasing fans hungry for information on the next WRX, and it finally dropped the curtains on the WRX Concept at the New York Auto Show last week. The eye catching concept looked very impressive in the legendary WRX pearlescent blue coat of paint, to say the least.
The sedan’s wide and low stance grants it an aggressive look and hints at big performance, although no specifics were revealed by Subaru at the time itself. Foreshadowing the upcoming production car, a closer look reveals the carbon-fiber roof panel which helped designers lower the center of gravity of the car as well as its weight. A prominent character line runs from the front fender right up to the taillight on the sides. Sitting on 245mm wide Dunlop tyres, and droolworthy 20 inch BBS wheels, the anticipation of an all-wheel drive system is made evident by 4 large, flared wheel arches. The bulging hood promises a new turbocharged engine and intercooler as well as a massive hood scoop to cool the same, reminiscent of WRXs of the past.
Up front, the traditional Subaru hexagonal grill is the centerpiece in a very low and assertive fascia, with sleek hawkeye headlights which bookend the grill. Deep, low air intakes enhance aerodynamics as well as engine cooling. The C-shaped taillights add width to the rear-end with a trunklid spoiler replacing the big standard wing. The rear diffuser and quad tailpipes further indicate a high performing production car, whenever it comes.