Subaru Breaks World RecordOctober 8th, 2020
From Carscoops: At Subiefest 2020, which was held last weekend and is one of the largest annual gatherings of Subaru enthusiasts in the United States, the automaker set a new Guinness World Record.
What for? Well, for the largest parade of Subaru cars, with 1,751 vehicles driven by their owners, breaking the previous 2015 record, when 549 cars attended.
Instead of selling tickets, this year the company asked for a donation from each participant to Feeding America, with proceeds benefitting two local food banks, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Orange County. The donations will provide 241,800 meals, and Subaru of America will match them, raising the number to 500,000.
“In these trying times, we all search for stability in our daily lives”, said Subaru’s Senior VP, Alan Bethke. “We hope that through this donation to Feeding America, we can provide the comfort and stability of a meal for people who struggle with hunger in America. We must all stay safe, but remember to help others where we can.”
The donations are part of a partnership between Subaru and Feeding America, which will provide 50 million meals to people impacted by the new disease.
At this year’s Subiefest, Subaru previewed the second-generation BRZ. The sports car is due this fall with an evolutionary styling, more modern interior and probably a turbocharged 2.4-liter sourced from the Ascent and Legacy, where it develops 260 HP and 277 lb-ft (376 Nm).
The power will be directed to the rear wheels most likely though a standard manual transmission or an optional automatic, and the range is expected to be topped by the STi, which could have around 300 HP.