Late last week before Friday could be Good and the Easter Bunny could hide his eggs the Subaru introduced its WRX concept to the world. To say that this car has stollen the New York International Auto Show could just be the biggest understatement of this year as the buzz that this concept car has created is palpable.The WRX has always been a particularly aggressive looking car. The 2014 Subaru WRX Concept takes the aggression to a whole new level with a lower, wider, and bolder design.
If the cues from the Subaru WRX Concept carry over to the production version, we finally have a WRX that looks as great as it will probably drive. With a muscularly designed exterior that hosts a turbocharged engine and AWD powertrain, the WRX Concept combines signature power with superior handling and steering. To add to the sportiness of the vehicle, Subaru added a carbon fiber roof to minimize weight and lower the center of gravity, also helping to improve handling.
With a large and in charge grille and a bulge in the hood, the engine cavity provides enough space for the turbocharger and intercooler. A sharp line spans from the headlights to the rear lights, breaking only at the prominent wheel arches. In the rear, the curved trunk lid acts as a spoiler and the wide low bumper hosts the four exhaust pipes. Every new design on the WRX Concept adds to the powerful nature of the car.
After gazing upon the gorgeous WRX Concept, it is clear what direction Subaru is taking the next generation Impreza/WRX/STI and we are all in. Unfortunately, Subaru offered no details on the next WRX, only saying that this concept is a preview of “what the future might bring.” So it will be interesting to see how the production model compares to the concept and to the previous WRX’s.