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2015 Subaru WRX STI rallycross car revealed with 432kW

Subaru has revealed its 2015 Subaru WRX STI rallycross car ahead of its official reveal at the New York Motor Show tomorrow our time.

ALLEGEDLY DEVELOPED in secret, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI rallycross car has broken cover ahead of its official debut at the New York Motor Show.

After a year of secret development, the cover comes off Subaru Rally Team USA’s new 2015 WRX STI rallycross car at the 2015, set to compete in Red Bull Global Rallycross and X Games Rallycross.

Code-named VT15x, this is the third evolution of an STI-based Rallycross car for Subaru in four years built by technical partner Vermont SportsCar. “The VT15x is almost entirely-new technology. This car is a revolution, not just an evolution,” stated Vermont SportsCar Team Principal Lance Smith.

The VT15x features a 2.0-litre turbocharged Boxer four-cylinder engine making 432kW, a six-speed SADEV sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive. Other features include a rallycross-spec wide-body, and METHOD Race Wheels. The VT15x is capable of 0-96km/h in just 2.0 seconds. The new car meets GRC and FIA Rallycross homologation standards.

Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Subaru’s performance arm “is increasing their support of our US based efforts in rallycross. Their expertise and development resources will take our program to an even more competitive level,” said Rob Weir, Subaru Motorsports Marketing Manager.

Subaru Rally Team USA will begin their 2015 rallycross season at the first Red Bull Global Rallycross round May 31 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Immediately followed by X Games June 5 in Austin, TX.   

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