What’s With the Subaru within the Twisted Steel Trailer?

At the moment, the primary trailer for Peacock’s new Twisted Steel sequence dropped. It’s a streaming-only TV present, primarily based on a online game, as a result of these are scorching proper now and folks appear to love making them. Typically they’re even good!

I don’t know if Twisted Steel seems good or not, as a result of I’ve by no means performed the sport. However I do know the trailer closely includes a bugeye Subaru, and boy do I’ve some ideas on that. Particularly, one thought: What is occurring with this automobile?

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That is most likely the best-lit shot of the entire automobile, and we are able to see a couple of issues. It’s an orange bugeye with a vented hood, it has some tacked-on fender flares, and it’s sporting an STi wing. That little tidbit began me pondering we didn’t get a bugeye STi within the U.S., so is that this a WRX in cosplay?

Possibly. There’s no hood scoop, which usually disqualifies a Subie from WRX-dom, however that is the uncommon event the place that will truly not be the case. Most fanatics know {that a} WRX’s hood scoop is supposed to funnel air right into a top-mounted intercooler, however solely the Subie devoted usually know its second goal: pulling scorching air out, away from the turbo. This vented hood can’t do the previous, nevertheless it would possibly be capable of pull off the latter. That means, if the top-mount intercooler has been swapped for a front-mount, we could also be taking a look at a manufacturing unit turbo automobile right here.

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Conveniently, the present provides us a shot of the automobile’s entrance. Inconveniently, it’s extremely darkish, as a result of that’s simply how films and TV are actually. Blowing the picture out in Photoshop and growing the brightness doesn’t assist both there’s simply no info behind that entrance bumper to disclose. If solely there was another method for us to inform, one thing to distinguish a modified Impreza from a real WRX.

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Oh, that’s handy. A shot of the pedals, displaying actual, metallic, WRX foot pads! The Impreza, again in 2003, simply acquired plain black rubber. Positive, these could possibly be transferred over, however why would you? When you’re busy outfitting your Subie with fender-mounted machine weapons, pedal really feel might be the very last thing in your thoughts.

So, the automobile in Twisted Steel does look like a real WRX. That’s a hell of a thriller that nobody thought was a thriller, and didn’t even really want fixing, however rattling if it didn’t simply get solved. Hopefully which means a present filled with boxer rumble, of turbo flutter, and a superbly real-world correct midseason episode the place Anthony Mackie’s cylinder 4 ringlands go dangerous and he must swap in a junker motor as a result of the piston slap ruined the cylinder partitions. If this present contains that, it’ll get full marks from me.


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