Subaru BRZ-based STI Performance Concept revealed
A Subaru BRZ-based STI Performance Concept has been revealed at the New York Motor Show which features the engine out of the BRZ Super GT race car.
THE SUBARU BRZ-based STI Performance Concept has been revealed at the New York Motor Show following a leak online yesterday, and it looks even better in the official pics. Intended to promote the expansion of Subaru Tecnica International in the US in its three core business areas: aftermarket parts, STI-tuned cars and motorsports.
“The expansion has already begun, with STI-engineered parts replacing Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) aftermarket parts in the U.S. market, and with STI’s increasing engineering presence in Subaru of America’s Global RallyCross team, says Subaru US.
“In the future, further models tuned by STI will be available in the US. These cars could feature more extensive modifications from the factory than previously offered, such as suspension, performance, braking, chassis and aerodynamic upgrades.”
“At STI we know from our racing that to win, it is important not only to have high power, but also that all aspects of performance are balanced over the whole car,” said Yoshio Hirakawa, president of Subaru Tecnica International, Inc.
“When we achieve this balance, the driver feels that the car is easy to handle and reliable, and he can use it fully to the limits of its performance. Our plan is to produce cars and accessories that drivers can really enjoy.”
The STI Performance Concept features the racing engine developed by STI for the BRZ Super GT racecar (which puts out 224kW and 447Nm, suspension and chassis components and aerodynamic upgrades.
While Americans will start to see more Tuned by STI models available Sateside, there’s no word on whether Australia, one of Subaru’s top five markets, will see a greater STI presence. We’ve reached out to Subaru Australia and will update this article with its response.