Concept 13 - Transforming and Tuning the Subaru WRX 2015 model into the 2013 Concept.
UPDATE: Latest news of the project HERE
Michael Bond, designer of the Rumbler, plans to recreate the original Subaru WRX Concept from 2013 for enthusiastic Subaru clients in the UK.
Restyling and enhancing the body profile front and rear, retuning the engine for added value and tweaking other features he plans to achieve something closer to the 2013 Concept model introduced by Subaru and which won approval from many enthusiasts round the world.
This is an independent initiative not approved of or supported by Subaru and will be undertaken in partnership with specialist suppliers and engineering teams in the UK.
Learn more below over the next few weeks.
(Note: Images for illustration purposes only.)
Within the limitations of a production WRX the key features to be restyled close to the original concept will be the nose panel and rear boot.
The original design conceived of a sleek, cleaner, sophisticated style and this will be restored by replacing the nose panel and grills with a new set in keeping with the spirit of the original.
In the concept model there was no rear spoiler, but Subaru obviously had some lying around from the previous model and threw them on later. Some people want to retain the dynamic aggressiveness of the spoiler and this will be retained if you wish, but an alternative boot style will designed for those wanting to get closer to the concept.
Go on, you know you want it.
(Up-dated, draft design.)
We've got to give you something more for your money than revised body panels and the new Concept 13 will be tuned up for extra BHP.
Various options can take power as far as you dare, from 360 bhp, through 400, 500, 600, upto 1,000!
We could drop the suspension, to give it that special low riding drive every street racer enjoys, but should we really do that to a rally-bred car?
No. For two reasons.
Natural disasters like the odd snowfall and a few floods demand a safer, higher ride.
Man-made disasters, like speed bumps and potholes, mean you don't want to be scraping and crunching your beautiful bodywork on some Council Car Manglers.
And remember, if you ever do want to enjoy a little frisky prance through the countryside, a higher ride will takes you places other cars fear to tread.
Existing WRX colour schemes will be retained, but if there is sufficient demand then additional colour and detail styling plans may become available.
There are two core themes for the detail styling plan: Gloss Black and Mirrored Silver/Chrome.
The Gloss Black scheme is based on the original styling of the concept model, however, another option, the mirror opposite, is to offer you a Mirrored Silver/Chrome styling for those elements. This should contrast well with selected metallic colour schemes, Red, White and Sky Blue in particular.
Detailing covers the front grills, side window trims, door mirror, window tinting, wheels and possibly exhaust panel.
Pricing depends on your choice of tuning, styling and the number of people who want to enjoy the WRX Concept as it ought to have been.
The higher the demand the lower to end-cost.
Pricing option includes access to the Rumbler finance scheme for self-employed traders or company owners who can take advantage of offshore tax-efficient acquisition routes to reduce your net costs.
See the March 2015 up-date for news of the fund-raising campaign, the launch of the WRX C13 Special Edition and what we will do to acknowledge and reward all the enthusiastic support from Subaru fans all over the world.
Rumbler Cars are open for business with the Subaru Concept 13.
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