Archive for the ‘Legacy GT’ Category

Speedhunters have to have one of the best coverage when it comes to events and they didn’t disappoint this year when it came to the Tokyo Auto Salon coverage. For those who don’t know what Tokyo Auto Salon is, let me put it this way… all the cool stuff that comes out of Japan for Performance, Racing, and Styling is debuted at this show. So, when it comes to trends, this is the epicenter.

This Legacy probably represents the “styling” aspect of Tokyo Auto Salon. It’s wild looks, low stance, and mean demeanor set the trends.

And here’s the Performance part of TAS. This particular example is based off the STi tS. Beautiful carbon roof, lightweight components, and tuned for endurance for the 24 Hour of Nurbugring. According to Speedhunters, Subaru’s theme is “Proud of Boxer” which I couldn’t agree with more!

Here’s the same car in the “street Spec”.

When Speedhunters post up more stuff, we’ll do post it up here!

Source: Speedhunters


There have been two polarized sides to people’s view on Subaru’s designs. Some saying that their awkward angles are beautiful and some saying that they’re hideous. Since their new campaign for their 2013 Impreza, their designs have changed to sleeker, more subtle designs.

The good people at Motor Trend have commented that Subaru is beginning to “reinvent” itself through innovative designs and engineering. Motor Trend commented as saying:

Emotional phrasing aside, we think that these two designs — especially the new signature grille and headlight combination — are right on the money and help transport Subaru out of the “dull and boring” basket, and into the “pay attention” category.

This comment is towards their designs for the FT-86 Concept (which we are still waiting on the official name of) and the Impreza / Legacy Models.

Read more what Motor Trend commented about Subaru’s new designs and see if you agree with them!

As a Dad and being a Dad of a daughter (another 10 years till she drives) this commercial that won a spot on Time Magazine’s Top 10 Commercial for 2010, was one of my favorites. I’ll admit it, this commercial tugged at my heart a bit.

I love this commercial!

These days, you have to have a great jingle, song, or slogan to really make an impression on the mass media and their audience. Luckily Subaru hit the “right note” (yes, that’s a winner right there!) with this ad featuring the Subaru Legacy titled as “Tighten Up” by the Black Keys. has named it one of the top 2010 songs in a commercial. Check it out:

The Black Keys put out a fantastic album this year called “Brothers” that is as sexy and energetic as anything they’ve ever produced, and Subaru and its agency were smart to pick up this track from it. The song piles on layers one piece at a time, and, by the time you discover where it’s headed, you realize that the ad is just about a guy who really loves to rip his car through puddles. Sometimes that’s all you need.



Our friends at Speedhunters have put up their nominees for Car of the Year and our favorite drift Legacy has made the cut!

Support this Subie by going to Speedhunters and cast your vote today!

Dino from Speedhunters knows how to shoot cars and especially at the Super Lap Battle event at Tsukuba Circuit in Japan.

The AVO STi has an extreme amounts of grip and has the typical Time Attack look with all “business”. The heart of the beast is an invincible Cosworth Block and the boost at 2 bar and has a capability of making well over 600whp. It set a great lap of 58.298 which surpassed its previous best lap time of 59.343.

The Original Runduce STi was there with some mild bolt ons including their great looking aero enhancements. The STi makes roughly 400hp and Dino on the article pointed out the dry carbon turbo inlet. That looks AMAZING! Please put that under the “WANT” category!

Prodrive Japan with Auto Produce Boss brought out this pretty clean GRB and it was able to manage a 1:02.199 which was great for a street car!

Bozz Speed had their R205 STi in attendance with a host of great modifications. Full Titanium exhaust? Yes please! It also holds a Trust Turbo giving this R205 a hefty 400whp. I noticed that in a lot of these STi’s, they don’t do what a lot of State-side Subarus do and reverse the intake manifold. Maybe it’s a USDM thing?

Super Autobacs Nagoya showed up with this fresh GVB STi with Volk Racing TE37 Super Laps and Endless Brakes!

HKS Kansai came out with their GVB! Looks great and I know they’ve just started tuning it!

Dino spotted this clean Legacy GT in the paddock area! If Darth Vader had a family sedan with some guts, this would be it.

When you have a chance, check out the coverage on Speedhunters!


Well here’s Rex Rosenberg. He’s the owner of this 1995 Subaru Legacy that is covered with over 70lbs. of dentures and partials. Now as much as we here at love our Subies, this is just weird.

First, where did he get all these dentures? The local authorities may want to check the local cemetery to see if there are any freshly uncovered graves. Well, if you want to read more about Rex’s “Chewbaru” (With a name like that, you’d expect Chewbacca to be driving it) then visit the link HERE.

Better clear out the station because the Subaru Train is rolling through on full momentum. According to Subaru of America, Subaru auto sales have hit the record amounts in the month of September. Leading sales is the Outback!

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 1 — Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that it posted its best-ever September sales results. This also marks the best-ever September sales for the Subaru Outback and Forester models.

Sales for the Subaru Outback for the month of September were up 91-percent with 8,154 units sold, while sales for Subaru Foresterwere up 33-percent with 6,449 units sold.

“September’s record results reflect that demand for Subaru products continues to outpace supply despite the uncertain economy,” saidTimothy M. Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “We have been increasing shipments to dealers, but they continue to sell everything we send them.”

Sep-10 Sep-09 % chg Sept.-10 YTD Sept.-09 YTD % chg.
Legacy 2,999 2,762 9% 28,165 21,298 32%
Outback 8,154 4,268 91% 66,384 34,023 95%
Impreza 3,678 2,366 55% 33,055 37,360 -12%
Forester 6,449 4,839 33% 64,121 60,441 6%
Tribeca 152 358 -58% 1,889 5,299 -64%
Total 21,432 14,593 47% 193,614 158,421 22%

“Our sales reflect that Subaru products represent the best all-around package in the marketplace,” said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. “As we currently have the lowest incentives in the industry and continue breaking sales records, we know that customers have done their homework and recognize that Subaru products offer them the utility and capability that All-Wheel Drive provides as well as the long-term value they are looking for,” Doll added.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States.  All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru ofIndiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit

The SEMA Super Show held in early November in Las Vegas, NV usually showcases vehicles that are straight trailer queens to full out race cars. This year, Subaru is featuring the Subaru Legacy wagon with the 2.5 Turbo. Our friends at DrivingSports magazine did this great feature on this beautiful one-of-a-kind ride.

Since the Legacy Wagon doesn’t come with a turbo power plant option, they swapped in from the Legacy GT Sedan mated with the famous (and beefy) 6 Speed Transmission. According to Drivingsports Magazine, with a simple bolt ons with an exhaust and reflash, they were able to put out a respectable 300hp with 350 ft/lbs of torque. Quite the fast wagon.

As you can see under the hood, it’s fairly stock with a SPT Front strut tower bar. Of course, they want to feature the Subaru optional parts so you can see bits and pieces of it throughout the engine bay.

The Legacy’s stance is helped by a set of 19 inch HRE Wheels and BF Goodrich tires. Behind those impressive HRE Wheels are a set of Brembo Big Brakes off of an STi. Its lowered on STi Pink Springs and Bilstein struts. A perfect combination on this impressive machine.

Recaro seats are bolted up to the front re-wrapped with suede and topped off with a custom GTK stitching. Beautiful. Want to read more about this Leggy? Make your way to Drivingsports Magazine’s article on this with additional images!

Here’s a cute little Legacy commercial that will give you a smile.