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Subaru upgrades the WRX STi with more power

Subaru are now offering the characterful STI with an upgraded engine and a satellite navigation system as standard, with no increase in its on-the-road price of £32,995. So what’s the catch? Well, as with all good offers this one’s only available until June 31 2011.

Subaru’s Impreza Design Concept – what do you think?

Amidst all the glitzy sports car and hybrid-vehicle premieres at the LA Auto Show this week, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Subaru’s latest ‘concept’ model which broke cover yesterday. Subaru have experienced more than their fair share of difficulties trying to evolve their most popular model, and from our experience of Subaru’s recent concept vehicles we know there’s a strong likelihood of this Impreza Design Concept becoming the fully-fledged production model.

End of the road for the Turbo-Nutter?

As a lad growing up, I remember the pleasure that could be derived from the latest rally video game: whether it was the joy of executing the perfect hairpin on a dusty gravel track (one out of every 500 attempts you understand!), or the hair-raising excitement of blitzing through quaint French villages at unsociable speeds, it drew me in like a monkey to a car roof. Hell, even the frustration of stuffing the car into every single tree bordering a slippery snow course had a certain satisfaction to it.

Ford Focus RS Test

Got back from France last night after 24hrs with the new RS. We took an R26 R and an STi along to add some context, and I have to say the results were pretty surprising.

Hot Hatch supertest – new videos

Following our supertest feature ‘Fierce Creatures’, we can now bring you our two-part video of the quickest and most characterful hot hatchbacks on sale today.

Hot hatch Supertest – New Feature

Hot hatches have always been the mainstay of affordable high-performance driving. Chris Harris tests six of the quickest and most characterful examples on road and track.

Video of Petter Solberg’s embarassing moment

The place – last week’s Bettega Memorial Rallysprint in Bologna, Italy. The driver – Petter Solberg, 2003 WRC champion as he performed a parade lap for the crowd. But it looks like he got a little carried away with the moment and decided to demonstrate his stunt driving skills too..

We’re glad he came away from this incident unhurt, so let’s hope we see Petter back ‘inside’ a WRC car in the near future.

Video of Petter Solberg's embarassing moment

The place – last week’s Bettega Memorial Rallysprint in Bologna, Italy. The driver – Petter Solberg, 2003 WRC champion as he performed a parade lap for the crowd. But it looks like he got a little carried away with the moment and decided to demonstrate his stunt driving skills too..

We’re glad he came away from this incident unhurt, so let’s hope we see Petter back ‘inside’ a WRC car in the near future.