Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept
Subaru unveiled the BRZ STI Performance Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show.
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 called the EJ20 with close to 300 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.
Subaru says the STI Performance Concept features enhancements for chassis, body, and air intake/exhaust systems. The concept is based on the racing version, which 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.
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.”
Source: Subaru Press