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Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Revealed

Performance variant comes well endowed but still no turbo in the cards

Jason Udy
Apr 1, 2015

The Subaru STI Performance Concept shown at the 2015 New York auto show hints at what a Subaru BRZ STI coupe could be if the Japanese automaker approves a top-spec model for production --especially if the automaker were to drop a more powerful engine into the rear-drive coupe.

Subaru BRZ STI Performance concept front end Photo 2/22   |   Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept

Additionally, Subaru is using the STI Performance Concept to showcase the expansion of Subaru Tecnica International (STI) in the U.S. to include aftermarket parts (replacing Subaru Performance Tuning), STI-tuned cars, and motorsports including Subaru of America’s Global RallyCross team.

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Subaru BRZ STI Performance concept front three quarters Photo 3/22   |   Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept

“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, in a release. “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.”

Subaru BRZ STI Performance concept rear end Photo 10/22   |   Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept

While future production STI-tuned models will feature suspension, performance, braking, chassis, and aerodynamic upgrades, the STI Performance Concept is powered by the same race-focused engine as the BRZ Super GT race car. In Japan, the STI-tuned WRX STI is badged “S model,” while the Forster and BRZ are badged “tS.” The automaker hasn’t announced what U.S.-market STI-tuned cars will be called.

Although the Subaru STI Performance Concept is powered by a more powerful engine than the car currently on sale, we don’t expect to see a power upgrade for an STI-tuned BRZ on our shores. In our first drive of the JDM Subaru BRZ tS, we were given a “polite but firm” response that a turbocharged BRZ wasn’t in the cards. We do, however, expect a more performance-oriented BRZ to arrive on our shores based on the tS model possibly badged as a BRZ STI.

Source: Subaru

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