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Subaru BRZ STI previewed

By FaezClutchless on 23 Oct 2012

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Ever since the release of the Subaru BRZ, many have been hankering over an STI version. Many felt that it just does not feel right for Subaru to have a performance model thatís without an STI variant.

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Toyota has released a TRD version of the 86 recently and now it is Subaruís turn. Subaru recently previewed the BRZ STI at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney and it is rumoured that the car will be offered for sale pretty soon.

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The concept vehicle shown was fitted with various STI parts and components and the highlight of these STI parts was the sporty looking bodykit. The bodykit consists of a matching coloured front spoiler, side skirts and a rear diffuser; plus a body-coloured trunk lid spoiler.

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On top of that, other parts and accessories previewed were an adjustable front strut bar, 17 inch light weight alloy wheels, a coil spring set, a sports muffler and several interior parts such as an STI-badged gear knob and an instrument panel trim.

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Nick Senior, managing director of Subaru Australia mentioned that many BRZ buyers would want to add some performance touches to their cars and choosing genuine Subaru equipment offers great design, quality and peace of mind that are not guaranteed by after market suppliers.

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During the auto show, it was confirmed that these STI parts will be offered for the Australian market and there was no mention whether they will be available in other markets as well.

You might be wondering and asking; thatís it? No turbo or supercharger?

Subaru has always stressed that the company will only add more power to the BRZ with engine tuning management and addition of performance parts.

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ER-3682 Oct 24 2012 07:09 PM
N/A engine E.C.U. Remapped,the most add 10-15 bhp,it need to be turbocharged to get Fun.
Macrosszero Oct 25 2012 08:00 PM
All that fun and still no turbo......
Turboflat4 Oct 26 2012 09:17 PM
Fifth Gear has already reviewed the non-STI version of this car (Tiff Needle driving) and the Toyota GT-86 (Jason Plato driving). Consensus: great handler but lacks power to pull it out of turns. So it's nowhere near as fun as it could have been.

I don't think this so-called STI version will change that very much. Pity. Even if some aftermarket tuner comes up with a bolt-on forced induction kit, getting it legalised in Singapore is not worth the trouble or money. This car will always be a near-great, and that makes the disappointment all the greater.
Ferrari_enzo Oct 28 2012 11:44 PM
u want power from small na starts from 11k rpm courtesy of i d
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