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Launched in 1992, the Impreza quickly became one of Subaru’s most iconic vehicle, mostly due to its successful early campaigns in the World Rally Championship. Kept in production for eight years until 2000, the first-generation Impreza was sold with a bevy of flat-four engines displacing from 1.5 to 2.5 liters and in three body styles, four-door coupe, sedan, and five-door hatchback. The second-gen model, also known as the "bugeye era" Impreza was built between 2000 and 2007, and it was the first to lack a coupe version. The third-generation model followed in 2007, with a refresh to occur for the 2012 model year. For the fourth-gen model, Subaru discontinued the 2.5-liter engine, leaving the Impreza with only a 2.0-liter four-banger mated to either a five-speed manual or a CVT. For the 2015 model year, Subaru prepared a refreshed front fascia, updated convenience features and minor drivetrain tweaks for improved fuel economy.

Unlike its predecessor, the revised Impreza moves closer to the larger Legacy in terms of styling. Updates also add technology improvements across the lineup, which each trim gaining new standard equipment. Read on for the full details.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Subaru Impreza.

I absolutely love my GoPro cameras. I have a Hero 3 and a Hero 3+, and they have made all the cool videos you have seen me make for the site possible. That Pike’s Peak run in the Miata race car, every single in-car review and even that Lego time-lapse were all created using this incredible and versatile camera. Today, GoPro just announced that there is an all-new model coming, and it is better than ever before.

Meet the GoPro Hero 4.

It takes the powerful GoPro Hero3+ and doubles its imaging power. It will now do 4K video at a full 30 FPS, it can take 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second for silky smooth slow-motion video and it has all-new photo modes to it as well. The GoPro 3+ was already the most capable camera I had ever used. Now it has only gotten better. Some new features include Bluetooth control for remotes and cell phones, a new dedicated settings button, and the Hero 4 now has an LCD screen built in (Silver models)!

Like every new camera, GoPro sent out a collection of these new imaging toys around the world to get some incredible footage. You can see the results for yourself above. The whole movie was also shot in 4K, so if you have a 4K monitor, this is a great chance to give it a solid workout.

If you want a more in-depth look of what has changed for the new Hero 4, you can check out a tutorial video from GoPro highlighting some of the more technical changes and additions to the camera.

Although Lexus has yet to confirm plans to offer a high-performance version of the GS sedan , it appears the Japanese luxury automaker is indeed working on a competitor for the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG . And this time we’re not quoting another rumor that surfaced the Interwebz, but relying on a batch of photos we just received from our trusty paparazzi. Yes, folks, the Lexus GS F is alive and rolling on tarmac, although for the time being only in the form of a prototype.

The vehicle you see above was just spotted roaming the streets, and the body panels hidden behind the camouflage suggest we’re looking at a beefed-up version of the GS. The sports sedan is set to arrive for the 2016 model year, when it will join the brand-new RC F in Lexus’ quest to take on BMW’s popular high-performance sedans .

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Lexus GS F.

Chevrolet is getting bolder in testing its upcoming sixth-generation Camaro in public. The camo-covered car was just spotted outside the Nürburgring sporting five-spoke wheels, quad exhaust pipes, a rear wing, and what looks like heat extractors on its hood. While official details are still scarce, these spy shots afford us the best look so far.

The car as a whole looks smaller than the current Camaro. Its doors and rear deck lid appear to be shorter than before. Its roof looks lower as well — a fact that weekend track warriors might cringe at when thinking about dawning a helmet. Thankfully the pictures seem to depict a lowered driving position, likely alleviating any ergonomics issues. The car also looks more rounded. Check out the more curvy secondary side window and rear end.

There is some debate as to what performance level this Camaro falls into. Its quad exhaust and extra vents might suggest a ZL1, but its skinny tires and smaller brake discs suggest this will be the standard SS. Chevy will likely use a detuned version of the Corvette’s 6.2-liter, LT1 V-8. That engine is known for its breathing abilities, so the larger exhaust makes sense. The hood vents are likely a direct application of techniques learned from Corvette, with heat extraction and downforce being the two key advantages.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

Honda gave us a taste of the Civic Type R Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Not content on dropping just one concept, the Japanese automaker is following that up with the unveiling of the Civic Type R Concept II at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on October 2.

There doesn’t appear to be a lot of changes to the exterior of the second concept other than the colors changing and the addition of body graphics. Otherwise, the two concepts look relatively similar.

But there are plenty of changes to talk about. New technology in the Civic Type R Concept II is the real highlight of this new concept, none more than the newly developed "+R" system that instantaneously turns the Civic Type R Concept II into a veritable pocket rocket at the push of the "+R" button.

Honda is scheduled to unveil the Civic Type R Concept II on October 2, 2014 at the Paris Motor Show.

Click past the jump to read more about the Honda Civic Type R Concept II.

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Chevy Suburban. For 2015, Chevrolet is rolling out its newest Texas Edition-branded truck meant to pay homage to the state that buys the most Suburbans of all.

The special Texas Edition package is available on LT and LTZ trim levels and comes with a host of upgrades. The upgrades are often popular options in the Lone State, so the Texas Edition helps group them all together. So-equipped Suburbans come with the Max Trailering Package, which includes a 3.42 axle ratio and trailer-brake controller. That’s in addition to the standard two-inch receiver hitch and built-in wiring harness.

Polished 20-inch, aluminum wheels come with the LT package while the LTZ gets massive 22-inch rolling stock. Of course, Texas-sized badging is included to show off the ‘burban’s special package. LT trim levels get an additional nine-month extension of SiriusXM radio subscription as well as navigation while the LTZ trim levels come with those without the Texas Edition package.

Things under the hood are left stock, as the 5.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-8 still pumps out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Active fuel management, variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection help the Chevy small-block achieve 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. A six-speed automatic transmission keeps the V-8 spinning in its powerband.

Checking the Texas Edition option box does cost a Texas-sized penny. For LT trims, the Texas Edition costs an additional $2,195 and on the top-trim level LTZ models, the price runs $1,095. Of course, that’s on top of the Suburban’s regular price tag.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Suburban Texas Edition.

Mustangs in France are sort of a rare thing. That won’t be the case once the all-new global 2015 Mustang storms Europe’s beaches; but until then, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the Ford Racing Team decided to welcome themselves to France by hooning around a race track in Lohéac.

Oh, but before the shenanigans begin, Gittin grabs a few French baguettes for lunch. He and his custom Mustang drift car slowly cruise around the small French town, garnering tons of attention from the locals. It’s probably the most reserved that Mustang has ever been driven.

Things take a drastic turn once on the track. Billowing smoke burns off the rear tires as the Mustang’s tuned V-8 screams with every throttle input. The long billet aluminum handbrake lever helps Gittin keep the ‘Stang’s back end sideways, making stunts like bashing baguette possible.

The short video is a hoot to watch, so turn the sound up, click "HD," and enjoy.

Rumors about a 50th anniversary 2015 Ford Mustang coming to the New York Auto Show have been flying around for quite some time now, but the Blue Oval manufacturer remaining hush on the matter. Now the 50th anniversary edition Mustang became reality, as Ford took the wraps off the 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition ahead of the aforementioned event.

Based on the brand-new 2015 Mustang GT that was unveiled last December around the world, the special edition 50 Year model will see only 1,964 examples — obviously a reference to the Mustang’s first year on the market — and fitted with numerous unique features inside and out.

Production of the 50 Year Limited Edition car will begin in mid-August, and although Ford has yet to announce when customers will be able to order one, we suggest you have them checks ready next month.

But before you start making any plans, let’s have a closer look at the anniversary Mustang and see what it has to offer compared to the regular pony.

Updated 09/29/2014: The final production unit of the 50 Year Limited Edition Ford Mustang was auctioned during this weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas for a whopping $170,000. All the proceeds will go to Get Your Heart Racing, a fundraising event supporting Henry Ford Health System’s Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition.

You have to give it to the Scion xB. I can’t think of another car deserving to be euthanized more than the xB. It’s lived past its life, so much so that its quirky competitors — the Nissan Cube and the Honda Element — have all gone the wayside. Yet the xB remains and somehow, it’s even making yearly pilgrimages to the SEMA Auto Show .

This year, the xB rides into the biggest aftermarket auto show in the world, heavily customized with the vibe of the 70s, mixed with splashes of rock ’n’ roll, and skateboarding. Those three things are passions of pro skateboarder Riley Hawk who lent his name in the creation of the Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB.

The build is still ongoing and is led by Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions. So far, these rough sketches are the only things we have to show you as far as visual evidence of the car’s existence is concerned. I’m personally interested to see how this build turns out, not because I’m a fan of the xB, but because I want to see how much customization goes into turning the xB into a respectable ride.”

The Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB is one of a handful of Scion models being prepared for SEMA together with the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC,and three FR-S models designed by media partners as part of the 10th Scion Tuner Challenge.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB.

The Spa Francorchamps is not just a popular venue for the world’s most popular racing series; it’s also a track every sports and supercar enthusiasts dreams of driving on it at least once in their lifetime. That’s why I’m not at all surprised that some McLaren P1 owners brought their expensive hybrids to Belgium as soon as they took delivery. One of them was actually brave enough to have his vehicle delivered at Spa directly and take his first drive on the famed track. Talk about having a thrilling first experience with 903 horsepower at your disposal.

We’ve already seen a couple of P1s stretching their legs on said track, but it looks like P1 owners keep pouring in. During a late-September track day, no less than 10 British supercars gathered on Spa Francorchamps’ starting grid for what’s probably the biggest McLaren P1 race assembly yet. The landscape in which nine P1s are lined up on the grid for the photo shoot is breathtaking, with the supercars dressed in various factory colors. Yellow, red, orange, green, white and black; it’s like a bag of P1-shaped Skittles spilled on Spa’s tarmac.

Things get even better as the hybrid supercars begin lapping the track. There’s plenty of high-speed footage and thundering V-8 sounds coming from both the P1s and the smaller 12Cs that joined the fun. It’s like McLaren moved its headquarters from Woking to Spa Francorchamps for one day. Hit play for the full action.

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