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The Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Nears Perfection Without A Turbo

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Fans of the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S have been hounding at their respective manufacturers for years now about hotted-up versions, and those pleas have so far fallen on deaf ears. But now, with the Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept, someone seems to have been listening. Sort of. But not really.

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It only looks like someone’s been listening. Even though it does pack a naturally-aspirated engine from the positively wild Super GT series.

Illustration for article titled The Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Nears Perfection Without A Turbo
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We still don’t know a lot, though from Subaru’s past statements, it’s a perfect setup to shatter every dream you’ve always had about a BRZ. That’s because it looks like it’s a concept only, and it’s only for show. Just to demonstrate to BRZ owners what STI is capable of, and what bits you can tack onto your car if you really, really wanted to.

Illustration for article titled The Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Nears Perfection Without A Turbo

The modifications beyond the engine should be obvious to those who can see with their eyes, but it’s received new suspension bits, new chassis bits, new interior bits, and no aerodynamic modifications whatsoever.

Just kidding, it’s got every aerodynamic modification whatsoever. That giant air dam up front and the wing stolen off some poor craft at your local airport aren’t exactly, shall we say, modest.

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But Subaru, come on. You know by now that we all really, really want this.

Give it to us.


Contact the author at ballaban@jalopnik.com.

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Straight6PackRacing
Straight6PackRacing

Why do we say the BRZ needs more horsepower when we trip all over ourselves over the new Miata? The line I hear all the time is ‘it doesn’t NEED any more power!’

Miata: 155 HP, 2332 lbs = .06 hp/lb

BRZ: 200 HP, 2800 lbs = .07 hp/lb

The internet makes no sense sometimes.