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Subaru STI Performance Concept bows in at New York

Subaru STI Performance concept front quarter

Subaru has taken the wraps off its STI Performance Concept at the New York International Auto Show.

The concept features an aggressive widebody kit with flared wheel arches, towering rear carbon fibre GT wing, chunky sides skirts, 19-inch BBS alloy wheels, rear diffuser and extra cooling for the 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer engine derived from the track-only BRZ Super GT racecar.

Subaru STI Performance concept rear quarter

While no performance figures have been released by Subaru, the Super GT racer pumps out 224kW (300bhp) and 447Nm of torque. Besides the sportier styling, the car also gets uprated suspension and chassis components as well as aerodynamic upgrades.

Inside, the cabin features lashing of carbon fibre trim. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is also festooned with F1-inspired switches which alters the car’s handling characteristics, while a Race Widget keeps the driver informed of the car’s parameters.

Subaru STI Performance concept interior-1

Although the prospect of a properly powerful BRZ is tantalizing, Subaru hasn’t dropped any hints about producing the car for mass consumption, but added some of the STI parts will be available on their product catalogue.

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