If you drive the Subaru Impreza 22B in Gran Turismo Sport — and you should, because it’s brilliant — it turns out that you’re actually driving a bit of history. The car you’re driving virtually is the personal car of the man you could arguably suggest is the father of the Impreza: Akira Teshima.
Subaru has given us a glimpse into one possible Gran Turismo future with an unusual promotional video. The clip is part of the worldwide “Stay Home” message campaign, and features Subaru factory GT300 driver Takuto Iguchi playing a racing game that looks quite like GT Sport — at least on the surface.
With only a few weeks until it starts, manufacturers are beginning to show their hands for the Geneva Motor Show next month. The latest comes from Subaru, in the form of this, the Viziv Adrenaline Concept.
Following on from the McLaren GT4 drive a couple of weeks ago, there was another fantastic real-world opportunity lurking. After having my first hands-on experience with DiRT Rally 2.0, I would be sat behind the wheel of a real rally car. There’s no doubt that I’ve been a very lucky boy recently.
We got a sneak peek at the Subaru 22B coming to GT Sport at the FIA Nations Cup Asia-Oceania Finals. Now with the release of v1.29, we are getting the opportunity to check it out in the game. But what about the real thing? For this week’s Want, we are diving into one of the rarest Subarus around.
Subaru has become well known for setting time attack records with its WRX STI Type RA. Last year it claimed the unofficial Nurburgring record for sedans with a 6:57.5 lap. The Type RA also holds the car lap record on the Isle of Man TT course.
The good news keeps on rolling. Earlier today we discussed the GT team recently scanning Bruce Levens’ 1951 Ford Coupe but it doesn’t end there. GT Awards winners aren’t the only cars Polyphony seemingly has eyes for.
Subaru claims it’s the new king of the Nürburgring when it comes to sedans. The WRX STI Type RA NBR Special has lapped the Ring in a blistering 6:57.5 — only half a second slower than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Gran Turismo Sport is set to launch later this year with a variety of classes roughly based on real-world motorsports. It looks like another class might be destined for Polyphony Digital’s upcoming racer, one where how you get around the lap is more important than how fast.
Gran Turismo Sport was playable at the Taipei Game Show this past weekend—on the new PlayStation 4 Pro no less. While the build doesn’t appear to be much different from the one shown at the PlayStation Experience last December, it nonetheless shows us some new aspects of the game.
Amongst all the announcements, unveilings and showcases of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Subaru brought along its record breaking WRX STI time-attack car. Piloted by Mark Higgins, the 600 bhp car shattered the the previous record — also set by Subaru — for the time set by a car on the Isle of Man TT circuit earlier last year.
At the start of the month, Prodrive set an incredible new track record on the Isle of Man TT course. The record was set by the daunting 600BHP Subaru Impreza WRX STI, coming in at 17:35.139 on the 37 mile course. It’s a run that Subaru and Mark are both incredibly proud of, and now thanks to the official Subaru Youtube channel you can watch the run in all of its awesome entirety.
Located between Great Britain and Ireland, the small Isle of Man annually hosts one of the most dangerous and thrilling motorcycle events in the world: The International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race. Although the race is entirely devoted to motorcycles, for the last several years Subaru has been coming to the course in order to challenge the four-wheel lap record. Their latest entry saw a significant improvement, beating the 2014 record by more than 100 seconds!