Gymkhana 11: Ford out, Subaru in as Travis Pastrana takes the reins

Meet the faces of the next Gymkhana film.


The next Gymkhana installment will look a little different when it arrives this year because series founder and star Ken Block will hand it over to Travis Pastrana. In the process, Subaru will throw its weight behind Pastrana and Gymkhana, ending years of high-performance Ford cars as the star machine, and in a return to the Japanese marque.

Pastrana currently serves as Subaru Motorsports USA’s rally and rallycross driver, which makes the switch understandable, though Block is also a former Subaru rally driver as well. It’s not clear if this is

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5 things you need to know about the 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 – Video

The 2019 Subaru, WRX STI S209 isn’t just the first of Subaru’s fabled S tiers cars to come to the US.
It’s also the most powerful, most capable STI to date packing a number of improvements that make it a force to be reckoned with on the track.
Here’s five things you need to know.
Unlike previous STRST is the S209 relies on the EJ 25 the 2.5 liter flat for found in other US trim ST eyes, however, thanks to a whole bunch of new kit like a larger HKS turbo charger and internal components from the STO.

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2019 Subaru STI S209 review: A rowdy and raucous race car for the road

The WRX STI has long been the pinnacle of Subaru performance in the US, but that’s not the case across the Pacific in Japan. This is where Subaru has long sold its S-Series cars, the S201 through S208, all of which have been mere dreams to American enthusiasts. That all changes with the new S209, a limited-edition, range-topping STI that’s finally being sold on US soil. And let me tell you, this one isn’t for the faint of heart.


  • Incredible chassis engineering
  • More power and torque than the standard WRX STI
  • Six-speed manual transmission is a joy
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2020 Subaru WRX STI tested, Audi A3 goes mild hybrid and more: Roadshow’s week in review

An oldie, but a goodie.

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We’ve made it to the weekend, Roadshow readers. Yes, it’s the weekend, even though time feels like a blur these days.

Our staff’s been mighty busy this week still, as we tested the 2020 Subaru WRX STI, had seat time in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 and covered the new Audi A3 that’s coming to the US with a mild-hybrid powertrain. The best of this week lies below, so grab a beverage and dive in.

Here’s a recap of our most important stories from April 19 to 25.

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2020 Subaru WRX

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