The 2013 New York International Auto Show is an exciting event, as it reveals to the world many of the newest and hottest 2013-2014 production models and concept vehicles like the Subaru WRX concept, Subaru's vision of what its next-gen performance model is likely to become. The concept integrates a bold new design with what will no doubt be an evolution of the WRX's unmistakable turbocharged power and AWD grip.
Under the hood lies a new turbocharged boxer engine and intercooler that Subaru wasn't ready to divulge, but the engine is widely expected to be a version of Subaru's 2.0-liter turbo that recently debuted in the 2014 Forester.
For the WRX concept, a carbon-roof is used to enhance its low center of gravity and of course help reduce weight. Out front, Subaru designed a new hawk-eye headlight design and a larger bolder grille, but still keeps it classic with a version of the WRX's trademark hood scoop. The rear design reflects the front grille and employs a slick integrated spoiler, and its broad fenders are accompanied by a set of BBS "RI-Ds" one piece forged duralumin wheels with Dunlop tires.
Even just as a concept the car looks great. The legendary rally car will now be lower and wider. It's only a matter of time till you see the production model, we're guessing by early 2014 at the latest. Ball is on your court, Mitsubishi. Evo XI, anyone?