We’ve already talked about how much we like the 2015 WRX STI, and the good folks at Subaru Technica Institute have now shown off the slightly beefier version that they’ll be using in the upcoming Nürburgring 24-Hour Endurance Race, which begins on June 19th. The press release, which follows, is light on technical details as the specs of the production car have yet to be released, but we can at least say that the car will, if nothing else, at least look great out on the ‘ring.
Here’s the full, unmodified press release:
“Nürburgring 24-Hour Race
STI will participate in the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (from 19 to 22 June in Germany) for seven consecutive years, with a vehicle whose performance has been enhanced from its base car – the all-new Subaru WRX STI to be revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. 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.
Like last year, Hideharu Tatsumi will take the helm of team operations as team manager, in addition to the development of the car. As for team drivers, Toshihiro Yoshida and Kouta Sasaki both from Japan will be listed, adding two more drivers from Europe.”