It’s the Subaru WRX — and if you’re driving one, you’re probably driving it fast enough to get a ticket, a recent survey says.
You could also be doing other illegal things in the car, according to the Daily Mail, which reported on the survey created by Ticket Magnet.
A Subaru? Really? The Cadillac of Vermont? How is this possible?
[T]he thing that makes the WRX unique, is the 268-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four slotted under its aluminium hood. That’s because, unlike all but one other automaker, Subaru persists with the boxer engine layout. (The other carmaker is, of course, Porsche, where the engine type is reserved for pure sports cars.) Every other company will insist that cylinders are meant to be in lines or vees and not constantly thrusting directly at one another. Yet Subaru puts boxer engines into everything it sells.
The connection with Porsche is instructive. As is the fact that the WRX is essentially a rally racing car domesticated for street-legal motoring. For years, the WRX has been known as just about the best performing, most-race-car-like set of wheels you can buy in the U.S. — for under $US30,000.
And therein lies the rub, as the Daily Mail notes. Cars with far more horsepower — but far steeper sticker prices — don’t place their driver at high risk of a ticket because those drivers are far more mature. They do not have a need for speed.
Bright red Ferrari? Don’t worry about it. Bright red WRX? You’ve got trouble.
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