'Loudmouth' Subaru Impreza Front Bumper
A project that continues to shape and develop as it is produced, the ‘Loudmouth’ front bumper is designed for 03 - 05 Subaru Impreza with the designed suited to high airflow and racing applications thanks to unique inclusions such as increase air-travel, larger space available for front mounted intercooler set ups and fitment of large front canards to direct airflow more prominent around front of car.
The name ‘Loudmouth’ derives from the styling choices of both Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk bodykits from which this bumper design takes its brash and aggressive styling cues from.
The design was first created in a photoshop edit, to confirm shaping and idyllic proportions for the shaping design. From here a number of options were created in AutoCAD to be tested for feasibility and airflow characteristics.
With a set design chosen, it was then a process of purchasing a stock Subaru bumper and cutting, gluing, bogging, and clay-forming the design. A large amount of this work was done by hand to get proportions correct and also to learn how the materials formed and behaved when shaped.
After bumper shaping was complete the aero details such as radiator shroud and canards could be mocked up out of cardboard before being CNC turret punched and bent by hand. From here these were fitted up onto the car using outserts to allow for easy removal if the bumper was to be used for street applications.
24/02/20 - The bumper is currently in the final stages of prep work and is being finalised for paint and fitting.