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    Thumbs up Subaru BRZ STi Concept - First Look Ahead of LA Auto Show

    Subaru has dropped a bombshell amidst all the Toyota FT-86 leaks. We now see an official release of the soon to debut Subaru BRZ STi concept. This is what many have been waiting for, Subaru you did good.







    Press Release:
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2011 - Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that it will show an all-new concept version of its upcoming BRZ sports car at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Dubbed the Subaru BRZ Concept- STI, the concept car represents the next step in lightweight performance sports cars combined with the race-bred tuning of Subaru Technica International (STI).

    The first BRZ concept car to be shown with bodywork, the Concept – STI strongly hints at the styling of the production BRZ and features unique STI performance features.

    Styling

    Sleek, low and tightly coiled bodywork blends with STI performance touches for a sporting profile. A hexagonal front grille, hawk eye headlights and fin-shaped fog lamps are instantly recognizable as Subaru. The exterior colour "WR Blue Pearl II" is a new generation of the iconic WR blue paint scheme that has adorned both racing production STI's.

    The body is set-off with aero-tuned lower front spoiler and unique rear fascia, a rear wing for added down-force and a carbon-fiber roof to lower its already record setting center of gravity specification. The rear design features bold rear fender flares and large rear-diffuser giving way to polished stainless-steel quad-tailpipes. Vented rear bumper corners contribute to improved aerodynamics performance.

    Engine

    The concept car employs the totally new Subaru "FA" Boxer engine exclusively designed for the RWD BRZ sports car. In order to achieve properties best-suited for the BRZ sports car, the overall structure of this 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine has been designed with a square bore and stroke of 86 X 86 mm. The inherent qualities of the Subaru Boxer engine were mated to a direct injection fuel system, which further improves combustion efficiency, running smoothness up to high rpm and high environmental standards.

    Chassis

    The lightened Concept – STI features an STI-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes and unique 18-inch wheels and tires. The Subaru-engineered and built chassis boasts a rigid frame housing a two-plus-two interior and front engine/rear-wheel drive layout. With the engine mounted low and rearward in the engine compartment to allow for near-perfect balance and one of lowest CoG's of any car on the market.

    The BRZ Concept – STI is designed to combine lightweight, a low polar moment and razor-sharp reflexes for the ultimate handling machine. The low engine placement also allows for a very low and blade-like hood design. Short front and rear overhangs reduce the yaw moment of inertia.

    Compared with other Subaru models, which already feature a low centre of gravity and optimal weight distribution, the engine in the Subaru BRZ - STI - sits even lower, 4.7 inches lower in fact and is positioned 9.4 inches closer to the centre of the chassis.

    The first RWD Subaru, the production Subaru BRZ will begin production in spring 2012 as the only mass-produced front-engine, Boxer engine rear-wheel drive sports car in the world.

    SUBARU BRZ Concept – STI Specifications
    Body size (Overall: Length x Width x Height): 166.7 X 70.9 X 50.4 inches
    Wheelbase: 101.2 inch
    Engine: Subaru Boxer "FA" engine - 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine
    Tire size: 215/45R18 (Front), 225/45R18 (Rear)

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    OMG this is BY FAR the best looking car Subaru has ever had. Second would be the 4th Gen Legacy Wagon. IMO.

    And looking at the pics, that thing is damn near production ready. There really isn't anything on it that couldn't make it through to production.

    I even love the wing.

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    Thank you Mr. West. You are so fast.
    Just wondering, is BRZ going to be STi only or is it going to be a regular version... My friend at Subaru told me there is a regular version.
    PS. Why I ask? STi has always come in MT. My wife will not drive a MT and it is for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    Thank you Mr. West. You are so fast.
    Just wondering, is BRZ going to be STi only or is it going to be a regular version... My friend at Subaru told me there is a regular version.
    PS. Why I ask? STi has always come in MT. My wife will not drive a MT and it is for her.
    Because a true sports car doesn't have any helpers. Meaning no paddle shifters, auto's or anything but a good LSD.

    I keep hearing mixed reports of turbo, no turbo for the STi. To me, it's going to be either buy or not, in that order.

    http://toyobaru.net/forums/f58/lette...-635/#post8361
    Last edited by modifiedMR; 11-01-2011 at 11:30 AM.
    91 hardtop mr2 turbo

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    Nice post and it really turns up the anticipation factor for this car, which imo, will be a huge seller

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    JUMPING UP AND DOWN THERE'S HOPE!

    some tacky things on the concept, but i doubt theyll make it to production anyway

    wonder how many FR-S customers this is gonna steal from here lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ej25ti View Post
    JUMPING UP AND DOWN THERE'S HOPE!

    some tacky things on the concept, but i doubt theyll make it to production anyway

    wonder how many FR-S customers this is gonna steal from here lol
    Starting with the rear tail lights and maybe that wing, idk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopyalien24 View Post
    Starting with the rear tail lights and maybe that wing, idk
    i like the wing, and the taillights
    what i dont like is all the goofy venting
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    Quote Originally Posted by ej25ti View Post
    i like the wing, and the taillights
    what i dont like is all the goofy venting
    If it is actually functional, keep them. Function trumps form.

    I like it. Better than the FRS. Can't wait to see the STi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modifiedMR View Post
    If it is actually functional, keep them. Function trumps form.

    I like it. Better than the FRS. Can't wait to see the STi.
    If not, then nah take em off, or add an Aero kit

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    again I CANT STAND the lil chrome fender grill shit
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    Umm, guys,
    Sorry to point out the reality. You realize this is just a rendering right? There are still a lot might be changed between now and actual production car. For example,
    1) There are 2 little dinky side view mirrors. That will be changed.
    2) To keep the cost down, the only place they can really change between Toyota/Scion vs Subaru is the trunk lid, front and rear bumper and the head light. Everything else is pretty much the same for both brand. So, they still have to sort out some of the details.
    3) How much are you welling to pay over the sticker price since it will be hard to get for the first 6 month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    Umm, guys,
    Sorry to point out the reality. You realize this is just a rendering right? There are still a lot might be changed between now and actual production car. For example,
    1) There are 2 little dinky side view mirrors. That will be changed.
    2) To keep the cost down, the only place they can really change between Toyota/Scion vs Subaru is the trunk lid, front and rear bumper and the head light. Everything else is pretty much the same for both brand. So, they still have to sort out some of the details.
    3) How much are you welling to pay over the sticker price since it will be hard to get for the first 6 month.
    yes i completely realize which is why i said most of the cues will be gone
    however the first picture is from Subaru Global, which stated that the concept will be showing at the LA auto show, which is this month, i would actually guess that the concept looks like the picture, the realistic looking one lol
    again only concept though
    the only reason im excited is due to the fact that there IS going to be an STI model of the BRZ
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    Put an STI wing on it and I running to the dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modifiedMR View Post
    Naw, "bang for the buck" as in performance. I'd rather than and need a shot of penicillin.

 

 

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