Sad to see Subaru leaving the BTCC. T’Was a force to be reckoned ever since the first season with Ash Sutton at the wheel! Despite trying to penalise it by restricting power and adding weight for being too quick!
But since the boxer engine in a smaller car (Impreza?) Would somehow not meet new regulations it’s bye bye 🙁
… Ok let’s face it, the car had an unfair advantage due to the low center of gravity. Not cheating just naturally better weight distribution for Motorsport, and for on the road driving!
The annual underbelly power wash and under seal on the XV. Just in time before winter set in with its nasty salty roads!
It’s not just the top side that needs looking after !
Hand wire brushed to remove flaky stuff.
Left to try before applying Dinitrol 4941 underseal.
First proper trip out in the Scooby since it was back on the road. Along the Moray coast to the local Cars and Coffee at Cullen!
Good selection of cars! Brilliant weather and scenery for photos! Refreshments supplied by Coffee at the Kings!
Couple days away up into the Highlands of Scotland taking in some of the road often missed out by the NC500. #VisitScotland
Great service from McConechys Elgin this morning. Couple new tyres fitted on the XV with additional tyre swap in order to keep new tyres on the front rather than just one side of the car (y)
Good friendly service!. And authorised fitter for BlackCircles.com
I’ve always been one for a challenge. Been waiting a while for snot in order to test the capabilities on the Subaru XV / Crosstrek on a challenging situation.
Take one private estate in the North of Scotland. A UK Spec Subaru XV Diesel. A set of Michelin Cross Climate Tyres, part worn, less than 3mm tread. And finally, snow & ice covered Hill.
I knew the car was capable of driving up the slope no problem, where other cars struggled and indeed failed in these conditions. Far too easy for the Subaru 🙂
But what about, stopping part way up and then starting off again? Could it possibly gain enough traction in order to pull it safely up the hill? Take a look at the video below and see the results.
Note: I know the video isn’t the best quality and background noise distorted due to the heater being on. But no modifications to the car. Just stopped part way up, let the hill control release so the car it started to roll back then pulled away in 1st gear with no fuss
A rare sight with both my Subaru’s
Quick Sunday winter wash to clear away some of that nasty salt and grime
Testing out the