View Full Version : Possible Subaru BRZ STI sighting on the 'Ring

11-01-2012, 06:53 PM
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Between recent word of a new turbo engine in the works (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/22/subaru-developing-engine-for-brz-turbo/) and these latest spy shots, there is no doubt Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/) is working on a faster version of its sporty BRZ (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/brz/) coupe. Our spy photographers snapped these images of an interesting-looking BRZ testing around the Nürburgring (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/nurburgring/) that, upon closer inspection, is proudly displaying the STI (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/Subaru%20STI/) badges.

Right away, we can tell something is special about this car from its aggressive body kit including a front chin spoiler and extended lower side sills. This car is also fitted with 15-spoke wheels that aren't hiding the red STI center caps and help show off the bigger brakes and STI-branded brake calipers. Of course, you can't miss that adjustable rear wing that replaces the BRZ's regular spoiler, but we're guessing this is more for aero testing rather than a production-ready piece. There are also fatter exhaust outlets on this prototype that should help give this car a deeper growl.

It isn't clear where the turbo engine fits in with this potential BRZ STI (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/brz%20sti/) model, but with auto show season upon us, we get the feeling we'll be finding out much more about a sportier version of the BRZ sooner rather than later.Possible Subaru BRZ STI sighting on the 'Ring (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/01/possible-subaru-brz-sti-sighting-on-the-ring/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.thesubaruforum.com/rss-term-of-use/).
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