Subaru at its finest
Sometimes the secret to success is being just dumb enough to attempt the
impossible. For instance, trying to tow a snowbound UPS truck up a steep
hill with a small Subaru. That doesn't seem like a feasible idea, does it?
But you've got nothing to lose by trying, which is how I find myself
dragging a UPS truck up a hill with a Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.
The day before the latest crippling Southern snowstorm, I'm in possession
of a bright green Subaru and a head full of bad ideas. I visit Lowe's and
buy a forged steel hook, which I shackle to the Subaru's tow eye to create
a beefy attachment point for my tow strap. I figure that when the storm
hits, I'll just cruise around in the all-wheel-drive Subaru and rescue the
non-Subaru-having motorists. I get more action than I bargained for.
First there's the Infiniti G37 coupe by the side of the road. The owner
says she's planning to just leave it there and she has a good point —
even if I dragged her onto the pavement, she'd be right back in the ditch
within 20 feet.
The next opportunity is a Corvette. I give the guy credit for heading out
in a blizzard in a Vette, but the Crosstrek is useless because Corvettes
are deliberately set up to resist towing. There's nowhere to affix a strap
or hook, a fact confirmed when we pull out the owner's manual and the
chapter on towing simply reads, "Don't."
I'm despairing of my usefulness when we happen upon a police roadblock
ahead of a hill. The cop informs me that there are cars off the road and
it's closed. I offer to pull them out, but he turns us away. So I simply
take a five-mile detour and approach the valley from the other side,
cresting a rise to find the jackpot—seven or eight cars stuck on the
hill. Plus two UPS trucks.
Turbo 5spd Subaru SVX at the track
Phil's turbo SVX 5spd running only 3.5
lbs of Boost, turning pretty decent
14.5 second tmes. Keep in mind most SVXs run mid to high 15s, or low 16s!
They were NOT built for the track, they were designed as highway bruisers,
NOT street racers. :) So knocking a full 1.5-2 seconds of the stock time
is pretty good. :)
Modified Subaru Impreza STi Powersliding on Wet
I have recorded an awesome and quite modified Subaru Impreza WRX STi doing
some powerslides in wet weather conditions... Enjoy!!
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Subaru AWD test vs. Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen
Our team toured the Subaru plant in Indiana. This video shows the "Roller
test," which very impressively demonstrates the difference between Subaru's
AWD and that of the competition. The leader in All-Wheel Drive technology,
there are no other vehicles quite like Subaru. See for yourself right now!
SVX Vmax part I
SVX auf gerader Strecke, einzige Hindernisse meist abgeriegelte Autos!
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid - Iceland Expedition - Español
Subaru eligió las montañas y los valles volcánicos de Islandia para la
presentación del nuevo crossover XV Crosstrek Hybrid 2014, el primer
vehículo híbrido producido por la firma japonesa que saldrá a la venta
en Estados Unidos al final del 2013 con un precio inicial de $25,995.
Además de las ventajas de la tecnología híbrida, esta nueva versión del
Subaru XV Crosstrek, ofrece todas las características típicas de la marca
con extraordinario manejo en condiciones normales o en las más extremas
off-road, como los terrenos de grava volcánica, agua, nieve, hielo y
tierra, a los que fue sometido en Islandia.
MotorMedia Speed - Subaru XV
In questa puntata di MotorMedia Speed l'occhio del nostro tester Paolo
Necchi è tutto per la Subaru XV, il crossover della casa delle Pleiadi che
punta a conquistare un'ampia fetta di mercato in questo segmento. Vediamo
la prova, tra neve e fango...