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Old 5 Sep 2016, 15:03 (Ref:3670295)   #61
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imo they are using the Levorg as a test-bed this year, and will switch all relevant running gear and data over to something more... conventional... from the Subaru stable for 2017.
Such as?
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Old 5 Sep 2016, 15:36 (Ref:3670304)   #62
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Subaru UK said no to that idea. I know it seems like the perfect racing choice, but the package has to make monetary sense too. The WRX STI is imported in tiny numbers these days, far from the halcyon days.
Does Subaru UK manufacture any cars or are they all imports? Using a car 'built in Britain' is certainly more appealing to use in the BTCC, just like Honda do with the Civic.
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Old 5 Sep 2016, 21:34 (Ref:3670356)   #63
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Does Subaru UK manufacture any cars or are they all imports? Using a car 'built in Britain' is certainly more appealing to use in the BTCC, just like Honda do with the Civic.
All Subaru cars are imported to Europe.

The WRX will be disappearing from Subaru showrooms soon and is not being replaced. Fact, not speculation.

A new Impreza is due on sale in the States and Japan soon, so likely in the UK late 2017. It's a five door hatch for the UK, but whether BMR/ Subaru would want to run it is anyones guess...
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Old 6 Sep 2016, 08:38 (Ref:3670448)   #64
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Such as?
Well, like the post i quoted in my response, i was thinking the WRX. However, until you mentioned it, i wasnt aware that Subaru had said no to that possibility.
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Old 6 Sep 2016, 08:50 (Ref:3670449)   #65
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Well, like the post i quoted in my response, i was thinking the WRX. However, until you mentioned it, i wasnt aware that Subaru had said no to that possibility.
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Old 6 Sep 2016, 08:53 (Ref:3670451)   #66
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All Subaru cars are imported to Europe.

The WRX will be disappearing from Subaru showrooms soon and is not being replaced. Fact, not speculation.

A new Impreza is due on sale in the States and Japan soon, so likely in the UK late 2017. It's a five door hatch for the UK, but whether BMR/ Subaru would want to run it is anyones guess...
Aye, thanks for the clarification. No doubt in a few pages time we'll still see renders of a WRX STI in blue with gold wheels and tobacco sponsorship with the claim that it 'should' be like this

But one main reason for the Levorg entry is to change such perceptions and for that, we should all be grateful that Subaru UK chose the BTCC as the platform to do that.
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Old 6 Sep 2016, 10:40 (Ref:3670472)   #67
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But one main reason for the Levorg entry is to change such perceptions and for that, we should all be grateful that Subaru UK chose the BTCC as the platform to do that.
Wagon's are boring family cars, no sugar coating will ever change that

and because there are so many of them there is nothing exiting or COOL to have it either ,
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Old 7 Sep 2016, 09:56 (Ref:3670714)   #68
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Wagon's are boring family cars, no sugar coating will ever change that

and because there are so many of them there is nothing exiting or COOL to have it either ,
Audi RS4? Not boring
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Old 7 Sep 2016, 10:05 (Ref:3670716)   #69
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Old 7 Sep 2016, 16:12 (Ref:3670777)   #70
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ahh well if my RS6 avant is "boring" I definatly made the wrong choice to transport my dogs about in.....

I actually LIKE the Levorg in BTCC spec and have to say seeing a few on the roads its a massive differently looking car
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Old 7 Sep 2016, 18:57 (Ref:3670804)   #71
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Your Audi is a fantastic motor, and I too like the Levorg in the BTCC - it certainly is proving that bodystyle is not the be all and end all for defining a fast or performance car.

Many years ago I had a run out in a Police modified Volvo 850 T5R - the Terminator - acceleration and braking were mind blowing. I drove that the same day as a Ferrari 348, and the Volvo made the Ferrari look utterly pointless.

Estates can be very interesting.
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Old 7 Sep 2016, 20:45 (Ref:3670821)   #72
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ahh well if my RS6 avant is "boring" I definatly made the wrong choice to transport my dogs about in.....

I actually LIKE the Levorg in BTCC spec and have to say seeing a few on the roads its a massive differently looking car
the normal Audi S6 sedan is much cooler than the wagon

for me wagon screams family and boring mondane life style, I can't see anyone going in a pub and say her I got my new Ford Focus Turnier while at the same time they would be more inclined to be proud if their Focus RS hatchback for example

and If I remember the Civic Turer came to existence because Honda marketing insisted not because Team Dynamics really though that it would be better, as proof it was scrapped after just one year
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Old 8 Sep 2016, 13:18 (Ref:3670995)   #73
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Hmmm, Utter tosh.

I neither have a family or a boring lifestyle and I run a Golf R Wagon.

My lifestyle includes racing at weekends and travelling all over the world.

And when driving the daily driver, can embarrass many a "hot" hatch on the road.

Your perception does not match reality.... especially when we look at estate only models like the RS6, which **** all over the S6 Saloon for "coolness", capability and presence. When I rocked up to the pub in a 24hr loaner RS6, people were very interested. And again when I settled on the R.
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Old 8 Sep 2016, 15:55 (Ref:3671029)   #74
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Hmmm, Utter tosh.

I neither have a family or a boring lifestyle and I run a Golf R Wagon.

My lifestyle includes racing at weekends and travelling all over the world.

And when driving the daily driver, can embarrass many a "hot" hatch on the road.

Your perception does not match reality.... especially when we look at estate only models like the RS6, which **** all over the S6 Saloon for "coolness", capability and presence. When I rocked up to the pub in a 24hr loaner RS6, people were very interested. And again when I settled on the R.
Good choice on the R wagon! im tempted with one next as well!

but anyway I feel we have gone off on a tangent!

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ahh well if my RS6 avant is "boring" I definatly made the wrong choice to transport my dogs about in.....

I actually LIKE the Levorg in BTCC spec and have to say seeing a few on the roads its a massive differently looking car


Great choice on the RS6, I just got a new RS4 saloon but looked at a estate version in the show room.... Holy **** that thing was badass.

Anyone saying a 'hot' estate isn't as cool as a tiny sardine tin is a little loopy.

That being said, I personally don't like the Levorg for BTCC. I like the saloon models for touring cars better


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