AV - WRC Wing
The AV-WRC Wing is a modern take on a classic design piece from the pages of Subaru Motorsport History.
In late 2018 Melbourne based automotive concept artist Arnold Verghese produced a render of a completely unique and bespoke WRX STI. Sitting atop this car was the most wild and radical wing set up ever seen on a Second Generation WRX.
The wing took shaping cues from the US Rally Cross STI of that year but teamed it with added ‘wingage’ with the addition of a ducktail lower spoiler and kicked central wing blade. Stabilisers are used in between to keep the wing from flexing at speed but also to direct the air straight when traveling across the wing.
Building this wing was possible thanks to the large variety of aftermarket components available for these cars and the many generations preceding and after this car. The ducktail, wing, and gurney flap were all purchased for a few hundred dollars in total.
The real design challenge with this project was trying to adapt the newer wing to thew older shape. The simple answer was the create spacer plates that would adapt the wing to the trunk.
MDF spacers were produced first in order to generate the shaping and required spacing for the height of the spoiler itself.
After this these pieces were fiberglassed both for external weather protection and for the purposes of future mould making processes. After that a final test fit was conduced and the ducktail lower spoiler and gurney flap were cut and trimmed to fit around the new set up.
A full respray of the original boot lid and the wing was done by Brett Newell in a full spray booth. The result of the paintjob speaks for itself with the quality of the finish helping to showcase the wing design.
A big thank you to Arnold for creating the original design for this build, Brett for painting and finishing the set up and the Subaru community for being so supportive and loving for this new wing design!
Check out Arnold Verghese’s original render here:
Be sure to watch Brett’s respray video of the wing here: