The 2019 Subaru STI S209 may just look like a modified Subaru sedan on the outside, but it’s technically a product of STI, Subaru’s motorsports division. When STI went to homologate the car to our crash and emissions regulations separately from Subaru, it faced one setback: the U.S. government couldn’t wrap its head around what exactly the car was supposed to be. Advertisement The STI S209 is a heavily modified version of the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA, which itself was a modified version of the regular 2018 Subaru WRX STI. It’s the latest in a series of what Subaru and its motorsports division, STI, refer to as “S-cars,” which are modified performance versions of Subaru’s street cars. Until now, S-cars have never been exported and were only ever sold in the Japanese market, the most recent being the S208 back in 2017. Because of the heavy modifications, those cars were always deemed too difficult and costly to certify for sale in the … [Read more...] about Why The 2019 Subaru STI S209 Is A Pain To Even Sell In America
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Brian’s wife loved her Audi Allroad but it met an untimely end. She is looking for a replacement wagon but wants something a bit more unique this time. She has a fairly healthy budget for an all-wheel drive hauler. What car should she buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario: My wife’s 2018 Audi A4 Allroad just had an untimely death at the hands of a late-’90s Jeep Wrangler and we’re looking for a replacement. We love love love loved our Allroad, but are thinking about moving to something different, because as my wife says “there are just too many Allroads in our area and I want something a little more unique.” Now that you’re done laughing about the number of Allroads by us, we live right in Auburn Hills, Michigan so I see E-trons and Allroads on a daily basis. Sooooooo.... here’s what we need. We’re looking for … [Read more...] about I Need A Family Friendly Car That’s Fast And Unique! What Car Should I Buy?
“Does it shit and git?” a rally crew member from another team asked me after I rolled up to my hotel in a burbling and strikingly green 2019 Dodge Durango SRT. “What...yes? I think so,” I replied. (Full disclosure: Fiat Chrysler was kind enough to let me borrow a Durango SRT when I needed a rally support vehicle that could both shit and git with a car trailer hanging off its hitch.) The Durango SRT has been around for about two years, and the car it’s based on has been out for what feels like an eternity—around six years. Yet, somehow, it still manages to shield its occupants from the outdatedness that it truly rides upon. Well, at least in the SRT trim it does. I spent about a week and 1,300 miles in this SUV, putting it through the tests of being a city car, a race hauler, and New England road trip machine to see if this $76,450 hellraiser of a vehicle was actually worth its rather mighty price tag. Advertisement What Is It? The … [Read more...] about The 475-HP Dodge Durango SRT Is A Muscle Truck That’s Ready To Haul
Min-Liang Tan was “officially pissed off,” he wrote in an email to members of Razer’s marketing team in February of 2014. The gaming hardware company hadn’t made the business website Fast Company’s 2014 list of “Most Innovative Companies,” and in his email, part of an exchange obtained by Kotaku, Tan asked of his marketing employees, “Are you guys fucking off?” Tan, who had been chief executive of Razer since 2005, received a deferential, 600-word reply from his director of marketing, Greg Agius. This email included a multi-pronged outline for getting Tan “in front of Fast Company” and boosting his image as the “Asian Steve Jobs.” Agius wrote that he had been focused on winning Razer awards at the Las Vegas tech expo CES, and was dedicated to getting Tan his spotlight in Fast Company. An in-person media tour would have given Tan a better opportunity to make the list, Agius added, offering suggestions for … [Read more...] about Razer CEO Berated And Threatened His Staff, Former Employees Say