it has been a while since Subaru has allowed its direct competition, the Mitsubishi Evo X to strut its stuff while Scooby’s very own WRX takes a back seat. the honeymoon for Evo X might just be over, or at least there’s a hint that the Rex is going to make a come back – if the Subaru WRX Concept gets the nod of approval. and when exactly will that happen? we have absolutely no idea. showcased at the recent New York Auto Show 2013, this concept flagship sports sedan from the Japanese automaker sports a very striking, muscular design that speaks of performance and athleticism. and in certain angle, it looks like it has taken the design path of the Evo X, but that could be just us. anyway, beyond aesthetics, Subaru has little to offer even after the show. what we do know is, drive will be delivered from a turbocharged engine to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system and if the fluorescent yellow-accented quad tailpipes are anything to go by, this rex should pack quite a punch. why else would you need four exhaust pipes? it is kind of like a status symbol for power.

beyond that, highlights featured in this concept includes an full carbon fiber roof that gives it a lower center of gravity and shaves some weight, a sculptured boot lid that doubles as a spoiler (hence, the lack of massive wing), an aggressive rear diffuser for improved aerodynamics, large wheel arches with blistered fenders, massive 20-inch BBS “RI-D” one-piece forged Duralumin wheels wrapped in 245/40ZR20 Dunlop rubbers, a fierce front end with large opening, and a bulging bonnet adorned by the classic WRX hood scoop. well, that’s about we knew at this point. perhaps we would be hearing more in other upcoming auto show this year, but as motoring enthusiasts and car lovers, we are definitely looking forward to the new Rex Scooby has to offer. in the mean time, feast your eyes to some imageries of the Subaru WRX Concept in the gallery below, or head on down to Subaru WRX Concept micro site for more info – if any.

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