Dateline: Tokyo, Japan January 10th, 2014.
Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI) officially yanked the slippery sheets off its all-new Nurburgring 24-Race racecar, which is based upon the all-new 2015 WRX STI that will be unveiled next week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
And that essentially ends the press release. Seriously, Subaru didn’t give us anything else. As disappointing as this is, it makes sense. Giving any specs would only give away what is under the hood of the next-gen WRX STI.
While last year’s racer, the SUBARU BRZ GT300, only took pole position five of eight times in the Nurburging 24-Hours, Subaru hopes to recapture some former glory with the new STI racer.
I’ll have Subaru explain it in what might be the most Japanese paragraph I’ve ever read: “With the new driving machine’s participation in this race, FHI and STI enhanced mutual cooperation to develop a racing car which boasts a higher level of competitiveness by utilizing the technologies of Subaru’s mass-produced models. STI will aim at its third victory in the SP3T class this year following the 24-hour race in 2012. Through the participation in the race that demands speed and stability, Subaru will further enhance its engineering excellence.”
Once you’re done giggling, let’s turn our attention back to the single image of the racer. I don’t know about you, but I sure to hope Suby will offer an aftermarket front splitter for the 2015 WRX STI like the one on the ‘Ring racer. And while we’re at it, I’ll take a set of those bitchin’ rims, too.
All silliness aside, we’ll be on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show next week with live videos and coverage of the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI. So be sure to check back soon.