Subaru has revived its classic starburst and comet yellow livery for the 2019 motorsport season.
Subaru revives its classic rally racing look while expanding to other motorsports.
It’s a comeback for Subaru, whose 2019 season is off to a good start. Subaru of America unveiled its 2019 racing season livery with once again the classic gold and blue colors of the Subaru rally heroine of the 90s and 2000s.
Not only that, Subaru will overhaul its racing teams and organizational structure in the United States to all come together under one roof. From now on, stage rallies, rallycross, off-road racing, circuit racing and record attempts will all fall under the same banner of Subaru Motorsports.
Revealed at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, Subaru’s new car is a sight to behold. The same star cluster graphic that Subaru has used as a logo for decades again graces the sides of the car, but the bright yellow graphic is much larger than previous Subaru racers. Stretching from the roof to the side sills, it’s almost hard to see any resemblance to the comet design that covered older Subaru rally racers.
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The base color of the Subaru racing WRX STI is WR Blue Pearl with gold painted wheels. Rather, the formerly yellow brake calipers are a more subdued metallic hue that doesn’t stand out against the gold background. There are also darker star cluster patterns on the car’s rear quarter panel that mirror the bright yellow clusters shown in the comet design.
Besides the aesthetics, the new car from Subaru also shows some structural changes. The hood scoop has been covered for the benefit of a pair of vents on each side. The iconic roof scoop is still right behind the windshield, and a pair of vents now punch holes in the rear passenger doors.
An extra-wide body kit makes the Subaru racer even wider than their recently unveiled WRX STI S209, while the red STI badge adorns the front air intakes, rear trunk lid and either side of the rear fender. .
The new car will debut on March 15 at the Missouri Rally at 100 Acre Wood, where Subaru will defend its American Rally Association title.
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