As the sun rose on a cold and dark Saturday morning it dawned on me that this Australian-issue Liberty GT was the real deal. Warming it's tyres through some grand sweeping corners, xenon headlights shining the way, the special edition Subaru Liberty felt good to drive, sounded good to rev, and even the leather smelled good.
In terms of luxury and comfort it's light years ahead of its headline-making sibling, the WRX.
That the Subaru Liberty GT is a luxury performance car is not in dispute, but if you wanted a flat-out sprinter the WRX was always the pick. Unless of course you manage to get your hands on one of these limited edition Liberty GT models, whose extra herbs can deliver a massive rush of adrenaline.