2020 Subaru Wrx Sti S209 Prototype First Drive Review | The Best Is Just For Us

2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 Prototype First Drive Review | The best is just for us

We're about 70 miles southwest of Tokyo on the grounds of Fuji International Speedway. Yoshihide Yano puts his hand on the camouflaged carbon fiber roof of the 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 prototype we're about to drive and smiles. "This will never make a business case," says the assistant manager of Subaru's North America Business Planning Department. "We don't want to make more than 250. The more we make, the more money we lose."

From the wince of his co-workers, Yano is clearly off the script, but his statement isn't a huge surprise. Building the STI S209 is complicated and time-consuming, with most of its extensive engine, suspension and aerodynamic modifications being installed by hand at STI's small off-site headquarters just outside Toyko. Founded in 1988, Subaru Technica International is the automaker's motorsports division and employs only 120 people. It can produce just two cars a day.

2019 Toyota Rav4 Trd Off-road Improves On Toyota's Best-selling Model

2019 Toyota Rav4 TRD Off-Road improves on Toyota's best-selling model

Crossovers are king, and, for the past few years, the best-selling non-pickup on the market has been the Toyota Rav4. The Rav4 was completely revised for 2019, replacing an aging model that was one of the oldest vehicles in the class. The new model gets far more aggressive styling inside and out, taking quite a few cues from the midsize Toyota Tacoma pickup (check out the refreshed Taco right here). At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota seems to be doubling down on the rugged-crossover theme with the new Rav4 TRD Off-Road.

The Rav4 has never really been an off-road sort of SUV. That's what the Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser have been for. Even the early Rav4 models, as spartan as they were, were designed with on-road dynamics first. Still, with a bit of work, Toyota has shown its Rally America entry that the Rav4 has the bones to be fairly capable in the dirt. The Rav4 TRD Off-Road, while not exactly derived from Ryan Millen's rally car, is at least inspired by it.

Details On Weaver's Best-of Album Revealed

Details on WEAVER's best-of album revealed

The details on WEAVER's best-of album "ID 2," to be released on March 6, have been revealed. 

The track list will consist of a total of 14 tracks including their songs released between 2015 and 2018 as well as unreleased numbers. You can check out the jacket covers and track list below! 

Nissy To Release Best-of Album + Hold First Dome Tour

Nissy to release best-of album + hold first dome tour

Nissy will release his first best-of album "Nissy Entertainment 5th Anniversary BEST" on Nissy day, February 4. In addition, he will hold his first dome tour titled 'Nissy Entertainment "5th Anniversary" BEST DOME TOUR' from March. 

Nissy's best-of album will feature a total of 29 tracks including songs he's already released as well as brand new songs. The Nissy Edition will come with six DVDs or Blu-rays with PVs, making-of footage, and a documentary. 

Japan's Best Goldfish Competition

Japan's best goldfish competition

A contest to choose Japan's best goldfish has been held in the central prefecture of Aichi.

An organization of goldfish breeders in Yatomi City holds the competition every year.

Yonezu Kenshi's 'lemon' Wins Best Theme Song At Tokyo Drama Award

Yonezu Kenshi's 'Lemon' wins Best Theme Song at Tokyo Drama Award

Yonezu Kenshi's "Lemon" has won the 'Best Theme Song' award at the 'Tokyo Drama Award 2018.' 

The 'Tokyo Drama Award' recognizes excellent dramas that the Japanese want to show the world and have the possibility of doing well overseas. "Lemon" was used as the theme song for the TBS drama 'Unnatural' (January 2018) starring Ishihara Satomi. He accepted a trophy at the award ceremony held on October 25 at Tokyo Prince Hotel. 

Abe Mao To Release First Best-of Album

Abe Mao to release first best-of album

Abe Mao will release her first best-of album (currently untitled) on January 23. 

The singer will be celebrating her tenth anniversary on January 21. On the work that will kick off her tenth anniversary year, she commented, "It will be released right before the tour finale, so I will deliver songs through this best-of album as well as the live, so that more people will come to know Abe Mao."

Ps4 Was The Best Selling Console In The U.s. Last Month

PS4 Was The Best Selling Console In The U.S. Last Month

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has done very well ever since it was launched and it continues to do well, aided partly by new titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man which may have driven people on the fence to purchase the new console. A new report from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group reveals that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling gaming console in the United States last month.

Nishino Kana To Release 2 Best-of Albums

Nishino Kana to release 2 best-of albums

Nishino Kana will simultaneously release two best-of albums, "Love Collection 2 ~pink~" and "Love Collection 2 ~mint~," on November 21.

Nishino celebrated her 10th debut anniversary this year. The two albums will include her hit songs and tie-up songs from 2013 to 2018 as well as a couple of brand new songs. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing music videos and a special booklet with photos of past jacket covers.