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Power Specs and Details on Porsche’s New Boxster and Cayman Engines


The bottom line is, Porsche’s all turbo lineup of boxer four-cylinder engines will replace flat-sixes in all but the highest-tier, limited-edition cars.

Boxster and Cayman turbocharged flat fours will have between 240 and 370 HP, per Road & Track magazine:

Here’s how the pie is being cut: base model cars should see 240 hp from their single-turbo two-liter. Step up to an “S” and displacement jumps to 2.5 liters, and output would be 300 hp. GTS models would receive a 370 hp 2.5-liter, a little below what Porsche CEO Mattias Müller indicated would be the theoretical maximum output of a turbo flat four in the Boxman.?

Car & Driver reports:

Only the ultra-high-performance Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 are said to retain their naturally aspirated flat-six engine, a 3.8-liter unit. Which is sure to make them even more highly desired than they already are. Meanwhile, one has to wonder whether the base, S, and GTS versions of the current Boxster/Cayman are destined to become depreciation-proof used cars, in the same vein as the final air-cooled 911 models.

2015 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi


Car & Driver pits the 2015 and 2004 Subaru WRX STIs against each other, finding that although there’s more than 10 years of development between them, they’re still awfully similar in performance.

This was a great read.  As well, the article comments can give reader insight (or laughs).


Boxer-powered Motorcycle??

Check this out!  Now, this isn’t the very first Boxer-powered motorcycle…BMW has a crap-ton of them.  Honda’s Goldwings have always used the horizontally-opposed engine configuration, as well.  I like this one, though, because both wheels are powered.  As well, that black engine looks sinister!  I’m not sure if the coloring has been photoshopped to represent WRX/STI rally colors (rally blue with gold wheels…Subaru trademark).



There’s also this:


This IS powered by a WRX engine, but it’s also just an electronic sketch.  Be sure to visit that link, because it has a ton of pictures of the bike and engine…it also has a quick article on how the bike was designed.

2015 – Car Photos

I’m going to try something different.

I’m attempting to document each color option of 2015 STI/WRX with real-world pictures.  It’s very obvious when looking at the site states that people are interested in seeing pictures of the 2015 STI and WRX, so I’ve created galleries of each color:

Crystal Black Silica:

Crystal White Pearl:

Galaxy Blue Pearl:

Ice Silver Metallic:

Lightning Red:

World Rally Blue Pearl:


I’m still trying to determine how to reference the galleries (each color has it’s own gallery), as I won’t always want to post 20 photos into one blog entry.  I’ll figure it out soon, though.

2015 WRXs!

I don’t know about you people (dare I even ask?), but the new 2015 WRX has been growing on me — my preference is the 2015 STI and not so much the 2015 WRX.  Every time I see pictures, my mind is blown!


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These are tastefully done, IMO…definitely not of the Hella Flush crowd.    And that silver one…looks great in that color.  The quad exhaust look great too!  Yes, I can definitely do a ’15 WRX!

I Did Some Debadging

I hadn’t planned to do it today, but ended up removing a badge from the trunk of my car (and removed a dealer sticker too).

I was outside and had just finished some yard work when I stopped to do a quick walk-around of the car (I do this from time to time).  I went to a car meet this past Friday and there were a few WRX and STI owners there.  I saw that the majority of people had done some level of debadging and I’d thought about it for awhile but never got around to it, so I immediately started toying with the dealer sticker.  It came off easily but left very sticky glue residue on the trunk.  I was able to get it off with WD-40.  I then looked at the “Impreza” badge and decided to see how tough that one would be to remove (because badges are more than just stickers).  That was a LOT tougher to get off.  I ended up using dental floss to cut the badges off but that left not only glue residue the material that the glue sticks to.  It was a BITCH to get that off and I didn’t have any Goo Gone, although I did have something similar to it (just not as strong).

Here is a “before” pic:



Here are “after” pics:


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I will more than likely remove the “SUBARU” badge next, or the line below it (Symmetrical AWD).

Batman Slap Memes

Do you ever get tired of those guys commenting on 2015 STI videos and articles that continue to say things like:

Ew — looks like a Corolla


Looks like an Evo


No hatch, no sale…

Those are really annoying to read and really offers no value to a conversation.  I get sooo tired of the drivel comments because WTF cares about another person’s interpretation of how this car looks…it’s ALL subjective, even the hatch debacle.  It’s obvious that not everyone cares about the Corolla/Evo/hatch comments because the car is selling very well (to the point that there’s a problem with dealer markup). So, to blow off some steam, I went to one of those meme-maker sites and created a few meme responses to the stupid comments:


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The following one wasn’t created by me (I saw it on Facebook):



2015 STI – CWP Photos

In looking at my hit stats, it’s become apparent that the pictures I posted of the 2015 DGM STI are very popular, so I’m going to post some photos of the STI in CWP (Crystal White Pearl).

UPDATE:  I’ve also added more STI photos into galleries (by color).  I’ve posted about them here.

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I found these on Google Images.  If these are yours, let me know and I’ll give credit, but at least a few of them are from reviews on Mazda Raceway.

2015 Subaru WRX & STI – Cars 101

Ever had statistical questions about the Subaru WRX and/or STI? can educate you.

The site even has pictures of various options on the cars.

I haven’t checked yet, but I believe that the site may even cover many more makes and models.

What I’m currently reading is the 2015 WRX/STI section.