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    Default Subaru unveils STI concept BRZ

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    New York, N.Y., April 1, 2015 – Subaru of America, Inc. today unveiled the STI Performance Concept at the New York International Auto Show.

    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.

    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.

    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 is a showcase for the engineering prowess and tuning capability of STI, featuring the racing engine developed by STI for the BRZ Super GT racecar, suspension and chassis components and aerodynamic upgrades.

    Complete cars (extensive tuning by STI) and performance parts available now in Japan focus on the WRX STI, Forester and BRZ models. The Japanese domestic market uses the nomenclature “S model” as its naming for the WRX STI and uses “tS” on BRZ and Forester vehicles that have STI components, but a naming convention for any future US models has not yet been established.

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    STI: S(erious) T(uning) and I(nnovation)

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    STI is what this car needs. Well, that and about 20,000 more built by Subaru per year.

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    Two years too late, but better late than never.
    Also, these press releases that say practically nothing are getting old... I'm looking at you too, Mazda.
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    "Now that we sold as many as we could, we should build the car everyone REALLY wants.."

    Who do they think they are, Ford?

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    Another April Fools joke. Like an NFL team coming to L.A. . . .
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    STI - sexually transmitted Infection. stay away. jk
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    if it is spec'd at $25k at 320hp and 2900lbs rwd and 265 18s rears. Sell like hotcakes. sub 5 0-60. 12.8 1/4mi at 106 .95g skidpad. ring time of 7:49. hmmmmm a long long hmmmmmmm.

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    Whats that wing for? Make it understeer worse and even slower in a straight line? Needs 50 more hp at least, than I can be excited about that picture.

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    Just needs the Jackson Racing kit. Then it won't step on the toes of those that like BIG HP, fat AWD monstrosities, but at least won't be bring you to tears on the front straight because it's so god damn slow.
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