The car we know as the Impreza WRX may be breaking away from its Impreza roots. The word on the street, and it’s a soft whisper at this point, has the Impreza name dropping from the scene and Subaru angling the WRX away from a compact economy car starting point. The idea is the new-era WRX will be able to aim higher and go after more sophisticated cars with development not hindered by its Impreza starting point. We’re worried that Subaru will lose that vital WRC connection that has been the backbone of the car, not to mention the supreme affordability of the current product, which Subaru may lose if it trains its sights on supercars and the like. A big drop in displacement may also be in the cards, as rumor has the new WRX mill being a 1.6-liter plant with possible twin turbos and output up to 270 horses with STI-spec motors tuned to the 300hp range.