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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.

Upcoming STI Hatch?



There’s a bit of an uproar today.  Why?  A mule of what’s apparently a VA-series STI hatch has been spotted.  What’s the uproar about?  Well, it’s two-fold.

  1. A hatch version was speculation.  The current WRX and STI line-up consists only of sedan models.
  2. “WTF?!  It’s ugly!”…people don’t understand that mules rarely look like the production models.  The same exact thing happened with the sedan’s mule spotting (WTF?! It’s ugly!).  They also saw the WRX concept and did the exact same thing:  they let their emotions and the pre-production viewings get the better of them…their expectations ran amuck.

I’m not a hatch guy, so I’m fine with the current sedan model, but I’ll wait until a production photo is released for the hatch before I judge it.

Additional links:

Automobile Magazine – WRX/STI Hatch Spied (added 9/2/2014 @ 6:14PM EST)

Motor Trend – Subaru WRX/STI Hatch (added 9/2/2014 @ 7:14PM EST)

You can read more comments of the mule below and at the above URL’s comment section.  Also, here’s a few comments on the IWSTI forums.


First Image of 2015 Subaru WRX Revealed

Perhaps we shouldn’t feel so let down by the first image of the 2015 Subaru WRX; we had to know the futuristic, three-dimensional LED headlights and myriad other cool show-car trinkets of the WRX concept wouldn’t make it to production. Yet we dared to believe differently, and thus do feel let down.

Read more @ Car & Driver:

First Image of 2015 Subaru WRX Revealed, Looks Pretty Much Like a Hot Impreza [2013 L.A. Auto Show]

Read more @ Road & Track:


Read more @ Motor Trend:


Read more @ Digital Trends:


Read more @ Car Spy Shots:


Mod comments:

Here’s are pictures from the R&T article…they updated it with the below pictures, from FB group CluBRZ, and then the pictures disappeared.  The source was probably asked by Subaru to remove it – that’s speculation, though!  Someone at IWSTI stated that the below pictures are confirmed to have been leaked.  Wading into the rumor mill, I actually believe the rumor that the pictures were leaked…that doesn’t mean that the pictures were meant to be for public consumption (remembering that they were pulled from the CluBRZ site).  Apparently, there is Impreza badging on the below pictures, which means that Subaru hasn’t developed a new platform for the WRX and STI, which wouldn’t be as they’d promised the public.  Again, the Impreza badging doesn’t mean they’re lying…it could be that the below pictures are mule-state pictures, which could be why they didn’t want them released.

And this is why I hate rumors…it can easily become a twisted mess to determine what’s true and what’s not.

Current IWSTI criticisms — http://www.iwsti.com/forums/subaru-news-rumors/263782-2015-wrx-la-auto-show-tease-2.html#post3910330