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Subaru Impreza Berlinetta Rear Engine Concept

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Dubbed by Italian design studio Beestudio an effort to renew the Subaru brand, the Subaru Impreza Berlinetta is aimed to improve what its creators believe to be the image of the Japanese manufacturer in the Western world.

The Berlinetta, not a Subaru sanctioned project, is considered a niche car, "agile, cosmopolite, creative, efficient and dynamic," as the studio says. The Berlinetta is a two-door coupe, powered by Subaru's boxer engine and fitted with all wheel drive, the defining traits of the Impreza.

Perhaps the greatest change brought to the car was the fact that is has turned into a rear-engined car. The designers achieved this by turning the entire platform around 180 degrees (not the body). The overall wheelbase and length of the car have been maintained.

As far as materials go, the car is made of tubular steel for the chassis and fiberglass, aluminum or carbon fiber for the body panels.

The length of the car has been maintained, with some modifications being brought to the handling and power. The changes made within the car allowed the designers to gain space behind the front seats.

The goal of the design studio was to create a car which would fit right up Ferrari Enzo's and Ford GT40's alley. Although the car has not actually been built, a pre-feasibility study has already been made by engineer Mauro Forghieri.

Unfortunately for Beestudio, the Impreza Berlinetta, interesting as it may be when it comes to the mechanics, doesn't even come close to the Enzo and GT40 it targets as far as the design is concerned.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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