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 |  Apr 16 2013, 1:38 PM


Testing is underway after earlier spy photos of the new Subaru WRX emerged this morning showing the car driving to the Nurburgring.

Subaru brought a concept version of the car to the New York Auto Show last month, debuting what looks like a more mature version of the brand’s rally-inspired car. Outstanding features in that car included striking headlights and a grille that looked like it took styling cues form Jaguar. The concept also wears a carbon fiber roof, although a Subaru spokesman downplayed the possibility of it reaching the production car.

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What’s more likely to make factory specifications, on the other hand, is a version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine currently found in the Forester XT. In that application, it makes 250 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque, although its capable of quite a bit more. In fact, the Japanese market Legacy uses a more finely tuned version with 296 hp and 295 lb-ft.

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GALLERY: Subaru WRX Nurburgring spy photos

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  • carenthusiast

    The styling of the concept looks pretty good, but the stock styling shown here is boring, soft, doesn’t match performance. Kind of looks like a Ford focus.