Subaru WRX STI introduced in Tokyo

Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014 , 13:01:52 byTheodora

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Subaru WRX STI introduced in Tokyo

Subaru, the automobile manufacturing division on the Japanese company Fuji Heavy Industries, is famous worldwide for using the boxer engine layout in most of its vehicles above 1500 cc and also for the use of all wheel drive train layout which have become the standard equipment for the Subaru cars. The company is currently showcasing at the Tokyo Auto Salon the Subaru WRX STI race car, specially manufactured to compete in the 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race.

Subaru hasn’t officially introduced the 2014 version of the WRX STI, but the Tokyo Auto Salon is hosting its race-spec sibling. The vehicle will participate in the SP3T class at Nurburgring and it will be driven by Toshihiro Yoshida and Kouta Sasaki both from Japan as well as by two additional drivers from Europe while the team's manager is going to be Hideharu Tatsumi. It will be Subaru's seventh consecutive presence in the endurance race and everyone in the team hopes for a success.

It is expected that the next WRX STI generation will keep the muscular rear fenders, the bold power bulge and the lower fascia from the great looking concept car. So, the dream of WRX Concept going on production is cast away but we expect some design improvements until the final version goes on sales. Fans are confident that Subaru will not disappoint its customers regarding the circuit and road performances. For other updates stay tuned!


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