Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept is More Than Just a Pretty Face

Two thoughts come to mind after seeing the Subaru STI Performance Concept introduced at the New York Auto Show today. When is it going to be a reality, and will I have to sell my first born to buy it? This stunning concept’s engine is based on the racing engine from the Subaru BRZ Super GT race car. It’s a four cylinder boxer engine called the EJ20 with close to 300 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. RELATED: See More of the Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Subaru says the STI Performance Concept features enhancements for chassis, body, and air intake/exhaust systems. According to, the racing version — which the concept is based on — gets 12-inch wide racing tires, a 6-speed sequential gearbox, six piston brakes in the front and four pistons rear. STI designed an adjustable racing suspension. The EJ20 also uses a dry sump system, which has an external reservoir for oil. With that design, the Subaru BRZ Super GT can sit lower for better aerodynamics when racing. RELATED: Check Out This Subaru BRZ with a 362HP V8 Subaru seems to be hedging its bets on building the concept. It said, “The STI Performance Concept signifies a plan for U.S.-expansion of Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the performance division of Subaru, in its three core business areas; aftermarket parts, STI-tuned cars and motorsports.” That sounds to me like it’s one of those design exercises, “Look at what we can do.” Impress us Subaru and show us what you can do on a wide scale. ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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