Super Street Network

 |   |  History of Subaru - Tetsu's Tales
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

History of Subaru - Tetsu's Tales

Straight Outta J-Pan.Engrish From Our Man In Japan. Read If You Dare.

Sep 17, 2010

New Impreza STI sedan at Nürburgring in Germany says that is nice car. Nürburgring closed racetrack is very famous. That is about 14.1 miles and over 160 corners in one round at Nürburgring racetrack. That's why many car companies from over the world bring new cars and test it in the racetrack. Porsche 911 GT2 RS lap time is 7:18.00. Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR's lap time is 7:22.10. Nissan GT-R (R35) lap time is 7:26.70. Honda NSX-R lap time is 7:56.773. Impreza STI ('04 model) lap time is 7:59.41. New Impreza STI sedan's lap time is 7:55.00. That is faster than NSX-R. I think Impreza is not in same class as Porsche and GT-R. We will see new Impreza STI sedan in tuning scene, racing scene and I hope Subaru come back to WRC scene.

Sstp_1010_01_o+history_of_subaru+tetsu Photo 2/2   |   History of Subaru - Tetsu's Tales

Subaru is own by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Fuji's other business is aerospace business. Until few years ago, Fuji had developing train business. Fuji was airplane company before the World War II. In 1960s, Subaru developed Subaru 1000 coupe and Van (station wagon). In fact Subaru developed Subaru 1000 coupe to be electrical vehicle (EV) for California. One company in California asked Subaru for developing EV that's why Subaru started to develop Subaru 1000 coupe.

Subaru's EV project canceled but Subaru 1000 is very important car for Subaru history. Subaru 1000 had Subaru's first flat boxer motor and Subaru's first AWD system in a van. In 1970s, one electric power company in snow area asked one Subaru dealer near the power company for customizing AWD van. One mechanic who were working at Subaru dealer customized AWD Subaru 1000 van. One mechanic who built AWD Subaru 1000 was engineer of Japanese military. Subaru engineer found this information and then Subaru started to develop AWD car. Flat motor and AWD system is Subaru's flagship system. After Subaru 1000, Subaru did many special things like developed flat-12 motor for Formula One.

Subaru Legacy made world speed endurance record in 1989, in Arizona. Subaru Vivio (660cc super chargered K-car) took part in WRC. Now Subaru and Toyota are developing FT-86 coupe (new Hachi-Roku). FT-86 has Subaru's flat motor(2000cc). Big company like Toyota notice Subaru's flat motor.

I know that there are many Subaru fans in USA. Many people are waiting Impreza sedan STI. Now ,many people notice hybrid cars. It is hard to find new sports cars in the world. I would like to say thank you Subaru for making nice sport car.

Tetsu
www.myspace.com/oted15

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Toyota has revealed TRD versions of the 2020 Camry and Avalon sedans
Kelly PleskotNov 16, 2018
Preview the Super Street January 2019 edition - the Red Issue - with the perfect MR2, K24 DC2, custom widebody FD3S, 500hp+ Evo IX, RB25 S14, 355 Berlinetta, and more!
Bob HernandezNov 16, 2018
After taking some time off from the Honda game Robert Tellez is back with a build that has plenty of options for progression
RodrezNov 16, 2018
The new BMW Z4 only exists because Toyota wanted a new Supra.
ManufacturerNov 15, 2018
The Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition features a yellow body kit - complete with front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser - and 349 ponies under the hood
Kelly PleskotNov 14, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP