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The real McCoy at Nurburgring?

This thread is for the official pictures of the Paris Auto Show unveiling of the STi. Addtional Scoop pictures can be found in this thread. Please post any that are not here yet that you would like to contribute. See this thread if you need hosting for your pictures.

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Redesign update...

:D :D Looks great in my opinion. I've wanted a REX for years, which is why I bought an RS in 00, but this has convinced me that it's time to upgrade.

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Looks like the Nurburgring photos except for the roof vent and the prodrive spoiler.
http://www.imprezawrxsti.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=458

The headlights were designed by commitee. Are they round, rectangular, or wedge shaped? Yes to all three, I think.

The perfomance is good enough to make me overcome this very small setback in appearance.

I'd like two please.

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Cool

omg....
noooo....
now ill never buy a new WRX........looks like 02-03s are already INSTANT classics....hold on to em boys.


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Strike 2 for Subaru! :roll:

What were they thinking when they designed that god awful hood scoop? :evil:
 
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Proline F1-gearbox in std. WRX?

The Scoop design is defensible based on aerodynamics and fluid analysis results. The upper edge leaning forward, grabs air and shoves it into the engine compartment allowing less air mass to flow over the top. Combined with what looks to be a larger opening means more airflow for the intercooler and that sounds good to me.
 

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Design of scoop is much more than just looks...

quite true, in fact i'm surprised they don't have more problems with hot air venting through the current smaller holes in the hood. I believe it's the Bernoulli Effect, air mass flying over the opening actually creates low pressure and sucks air out.
 

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Those aren't just 'dips'. Those are tears. The poor thing is crying from embarassment. Subaru took the design, threw out the Neon, and jammed in a Mustang and a Civic. You can almost draw hard lines dividing the different pieces. How many Mercedes, BMW's, and Jaguars do you mistake for another car? There really should be a grating in front of that intake to protect small children from being sucked in. The ones that aren't frightened away, that is. I'm surprised they didn't make it chrome and get Mad Max to unveil it.

I must admit that I do really like the lower half of the bumper. Most of it, anyway. Is the wiring still there? Not integrating the rear end of the 'ankle' into the bumper end (to create a flare) was a mistake.

Just goes to show what smokin' schoolgirls' panties will do to designers.

How in hell is this thing supposed to be a sleeper now? It reminds me of WWF wrestlers, dressed up funny but not top-class athletes. If these pictures are correct, I'll have an extra year or two to save up while the aftermarket industry manages to develop a car equivalent of Mrs. Doubtfire padding.

Also notice that the hood curvature has been inversed, I suppose to get the air flowing over the middle to go faster.

I'm happy to sit where I am and watch your tail lights if this is what the front looks like; the bad form shows up even from inside...
When the NA auto show confirms that the styling gets no better, I'm taking back my deposit.
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These eyes...

TiTaNiuM sAMuRai said:
Just goes to show what smokin' schoolgirls' panties will do to designers.
Great quote! :lol:

TiTaNiuM sAMuRai said:
reminds me of WWF wrestlers, dressed up funny but not top-class athletes.
Another great quote! And I couldn't agree with you more... :lol:
 

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looks like 02-03s are already INSTANT classics
Ha! Yeah right.

I can't believe that people with the current bug eyes can call this ugly. I honestly think both designs are ugly but I definitely like this new one better. As much as the new headlights grew on me I never did care for them.

How in hell is this thing supposed to be a sleeper now?
A sleeper?!?! The WRX doesn't even look like a sleeper and the STi with a bigger scoop, throatier exhaust note, wing, and 17" gold wheels is far from looking like a sleeper. Actually how can any vehicle with a hood scoop and wing look like a sleeper? I never understood the appeal of having a sleeper. A friend of mine loves his regal becuase he calls it a sleeper. I always wondered what's the point. It's not like anyone is going to try and race you or anything because it doesn't look like anything to worry or bother with and when you tear ass off the line the guy next to you probably won't even be trying because of your "sleeper". Anyway there are going to be people that love this new look and of course people that hate it, just like when the new WRX came here. You can't make everyone happy. And just like the WRX, the performance package you get will outweigh the looks which is why the WRX sold so well here comapred to the rest of the world. My purchase of an STi will still depend on what features we get not so much the looks.

I don't know about that hood scoop but otherwise I like it a lot better than the current model.

One more thing I noticed. I think that is the Prodrive edition based on the wing and guages. Also I think the current Prodrive edition gets a bigger hood scoop, so hopefully that scoop won't be so big on the WRX or STi.
 

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Yup, after looking/reading everything over on the site I think that is the new STi. When they mention differences/improvements over the current STi they mention the wing, scoop, etc, and MORE POWER, which is in PS so in HP terms I am not sure how much more.
 

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I read in one article that prodrive helped with the new version (look at the steering wheel on the STi, it's prodrive). Because of that there wouldn't be a "Prodrive" version.
 

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Hey all,

I found this link while looking up more info from the Paris auto show.
http://autonet.ca/autoshows/Stories.cfm?StoryID=6678 It talks a little about the STi. It looks just like the one that JJ posted at the begining of this thread. But everything in the article just said STi, nothing about the Prodrive edition.

Does this mean that there is no Prodrive edition, because Prodrive was suppose to assist in the redesign? So unlike Europe that get two versions, (standard and Prodrive) we get one version that appears to be a combination of both? Does anyone have any futher info or site that I can go to? And I have to agree with MKIV Supra While the outside would be nice it's the inside that counts.

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If one thing good comes out of this makeover, it is the rear of the vehicle. The new wing gives the car a more aggressive look. Also, the rounded lights in the back add to a rather bland light fixture.

Thank god Subaru did not keep the altezza lights. If it were the case, Im sure many including myself would be retracting their deposits.
 

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Wow, after reading that webpage link I learned that Subaru changed alot of things for the better in the Impreza. I thought this makeover was just changing the front headlights to something more acceptable for the consumer but they [subaru] also improved bits of the car. go subaru.
 

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I couldnt wait forever

Wow I like the front end. It won't take me as long to grow to like it like the current model. Although I think I will miss the bug eyes, especially the cluster projector JDM HID headlights. But hey, it's what's under the hood that counts!

Anyway, JJ, are you going to post/move the new STi pics on the photos page?
 
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