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Hyundai will be switching from the i30N TCR to the Veloster N TCR for 2019. This track only model will start at $155k and delivers an impressive 350hp with its 2.0L turbocharged engine. Down the line this could mean a higher end top spec trim for the mass market.
 

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That's an impressive hp output for a 2.0l engine, but I doubt that it would be cost effective to bring it to the mass market. Subaru has recently shown teased some special edition STI's for Japan and South Africa, which offer 380hp and 348hp respectively.
 

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Curious to see what the cost will be for the 50hp bump over what we get in NA. Don't know if you guys have seen the pictures of this new Diamond Edition, but they've borrowed the Air Dam idea directly from what you'd see on a Dodge vehicle.
 

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Subaru's designs have become a bit 'safe' imo and I would love to see them do something new with the next gen STI. I also don't think their pricing is very approachable for newcomers. Better bang for your buck here.
 

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Subaru has become heavily reliant on their AWD system, and that's something that a lot more automakers are beginning to offer on new models. We've even see aftermarket solutions with in wheel hub motors like Orbis.
 

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Subaru's designs have become a bit 'safe' imo and I would love to see them do something new with the next gen STI. I also don't think their pricing is very approachable for newcomers. Better bang for your buck here.
Toyotas expansive growth is hard to ignore especially when fleet owners are being kept happy, putting the new products through their paces.
 

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If you consider the fact that Toyota won this years WRC, the leverage that Subaru products used to have, is beginning to disappear. Hyundai has been making the same kind of progress in the touring car championship.
 

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as people look to increase power my concern will be with reliability, at some point we'll have to build the internals
What's this we crap Tonto!:grin: You all are going to have to buy one first and stop all the dreaming.!:grin:

The TCR is purpose built, with 350 whp more so at the crank ore likely around 425 crank horsepower. Pistons, cams, valves, port and polishing, balancing, race ECU etc. A standard or performance package N, will never be able to eclipse this kind of whp without a complete purposeful performance rebuild. And, you can nix the warranty all together.

350 whp for a built Subaru is tame, compared to many others of it's kind.

Blessings and Peace
 
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