Hopefully the new Subaru Viziv Performance prototype is a very accurate preview of the next generation WRX – even though fans need to wait a bit longer as the high-performance machine won’t arrive until the end of the decade.
The Viziv Performance Concept just made a splash in front of the worldwide audience of the Tokyo Motor Show, arriving as an overly aggressive high-performance sedan featuring lots of carbon fiber to lower weight and increase performance. The lightweight material is used everywhere – bumpers, fenders, roof, rear spoiler. There’s also a vented hood keeping a mysterious boxer engine cool as its sends all the power to the company’s proprietary symmetrical all-wheel-drive system.
Noteworthy are the modern headlights with white and light blue theme, the massive wheel arches with vents for cooling the high-performance brakes tucked beneath the 20-inch alloy wheels. The rear makes use of a carbon spoiler lip as well as huge diffuser home to quad exhaust tips. The newest take on the Viziv series (“Vision for Innovation”) is 4,630 millimeters (182.2 inches) long, 1,950 mm (76.7 in.) wide, and 1,430 mm (56.3 in.) tall. The cabin has room for five persons and comes with good space considering the 2,730 mm (107.4 in.) wheelbase.