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  • Subaru’s STI celebrates its 30th anniversary

    Subaru dates its motorsports history to 1972, when a Leone (GL) competed in the Southern Cross Rally in Australia. Eight years later, the Japanese automaker became the first to enter a car with four-wheel drive in the World Rally Championship series. By 1988, the company’s motorsports program had grown to the point that it was ready to stand as a separate subsidiary, and thus on April 2, 1988, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) was founded. Since that date 30 years ago, STI has produced 47 World Rally victories, including three season championships; has won four times at Germany’s...

  • 2014 Subaru BRZ STI spy shots - Photo copyright High Gear Media
    2014 Subaru BRZ STI To Offer Up To 230 HP Sans Turbo: Report

    Subaru has dropped several hints that a high-performance STI version of its BRZ coupe is in the works, including one very big hint even before the BRZ made its debut. Then, just a few weeks ago, a prototype wearing STI badges was spotted running some laps on Germany’s Nürburgring...

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    2014 Subaru BRZ STI Spy Shots

    UPDATE: The prototype is for a Subaru BRZ tS performance package, which previews some new 'tuned by STI' performance parts for the Subaru sports car. Even before the Subaru BRZ made its debut at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, we were given a taste of what the people over at Subaru Tecnica International...

  • 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept - STI
    Turbocharged Subaru BRZ In The Works: Report

    A higher-performance Subaru BRZ tuned by the people at Subaru Tecnica International (STI) is coming, though whether the car will feature a naturally-aspirated or turbocharged engine is still unclear. A previous report suggested the BRZ STI model would remain naturally aspirated, due to the...

  • 2013 Subaru BRZ fitted with STI upgrades
    Subaru Previews New STI Upgrades For The BRZ

    Though it’s not quite the new BRZ STI model we’ve been hoping for, Subaru has unveiled a range of performance upgrades for the BRZ sports car developed by its performance arm Subaru Tecnica International. The upgrades were previewed today on a concept vehicle at the 2012 Australian...

  • 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept - STI
    Subaru Looking To Launch More STI Models: Report

    Currently, the only model in Subaru’s U.S. lineup that's been enhanced by the people at Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the official motorsports division of the Japanese automaker, is the Impreza WRX STI. In the future, however, we could see several more models sporting the trademark pink...

  • 2011 Subaru BRZ Concept - STI

    Subaru is saving the world reveal of its new BRZ sports car for the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, but it won’t be neglecting the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show taking place today. The automaker has unveiled its new BRZ Concept - STI, which not only previews the look of Subaru’s upcoming rear-wheel drive sports car, but also the direction engineers from the brand’s STI performance division could take with it. Key features of the design are the tightly coiled bodywork, hexagonal front grille, and fin-shaped fog lamps, but there’s also a new exterior color--WR Blue Pearl II--that's...

  • Subaru Boxer RWD Sports Car Architecture
    Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe To Feature STI Model, Turbo Power Unlikely: Report

    Both Toyota and Subaru are scheduled to unveil their own separate versions of their jointly developed rear-wheel drive sports car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show this December, and while we’ve seen and heard plenty of Toyota’s version (nee Scion FR-S), not much is known about...

  • 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at the Nurburgring
    Video: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Attacks The Nurburgring

    Subaru has released footage covering advanced research and development carried out at the Nurburgring in Germany, in which a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan has set a new record at the legendary circuit. The latest addition to the ever-growing Impreza lineup has achieved Subaru’s fastest-ever...

  • Toyota and Subaru joint sports coupe spy shots
    Report: Subaru Working On Hot STI Version of Joint Sports Coupe

    The 086A, as the Subaru half of the Subaru-Toyota joint sports coupe is code-named, could get a 250-horsepower STI version.

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    Subaru holding WRX games in California

    Residents of California will be in for a treat this weekend when Subaru holds its first ever WRX games - an event that will feature a full day of Subarus and driving experiences. According to Todd Lawrence, the promotional manager for Subaru America, the WRX games will allow people to experience...

  • 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C
    Subaru launches new Impreza WRX STI Spec C in Japan

    We first heard about the latest edition Spec C as far back as April 2008 when reports emerged claiming Subaru was working on building a lighter and more hardcore version of the new Impreza WRX STI. Today, the automaker has released the first details of the car, which goes on sale in Japan this...

  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI

    For over 20 years Subaru's motorsports division STI (Subaru Tecnica International) has been churning out championship-winning rally cars and incredible road-going versions that have impressed scores of motor journalists and customers alike. Now, to commemorate its work with Subaru models, the STI division will be getting its own special museum in Tokyo with a number of exclusive STI models on show to keep fans salivating whenever they visit. Named rather simply as the STI Gallery, the new museum will give visitors an insight into the history of Subaru's STI division, along with actual STI...

  • Ken Block Gymkhana Two teaser
    Video: The Building of Ken Block's Gymkhana 2 WRX STI

    Every automotive enthusiast with an internet connection has likely seen the video of Ken Block drifting his Subaru Impreza WRX STI around a closed airbase Gymkhana style - it's the sort of stuff that builds legends. But for Ken Block, that's not enough, and he's planning a second video that...

  • Subaru's 24-hour Nurburgring STI racer
    Subaru prepping WRX STI to take on 24 hours at the 'Ring

    World Rally Championship racing won't see a Subaru factory team this year, but the 37th ADAC Zurich 24 Hour Race - a 24-hour race at the Nurburgring - will. The 200-car field will include a factory-built WRX STI that's hitting the track in the name of data collection and development. Of course...

  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    Subaru’s sporty WRX STI now available with automatic gearbox

    Subaru’s WRX STI has always been about extreme performance. The car itself was developed by the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) division, the same group responsible for development of Subaru’s World Rally Championship cars, and thus next-to-little compromises to performance were...

  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI Travis Pastrana edition
    Subaru designs custom Impreza WRX STI for rally champ Travis Pastrana

    Subaru may no longer be a competitor in the World Rally Championship (WRC) but the carmaker is still showing its support for rallying with the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind Impreza WRX STI. The special edition model has been designed for Subaru’s factory rally driver Travis Pastrana and it is...

  • ings N-Spec Subaru Impreza WRX STI bodykit
    Subaru Impreza WRX STI fitted with ings N-Spec bodykit

    Japanese tuning firm and manufacturer of custom aero parts, ings, has unveiled a bodykit for the new generation Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The latest kit is part of its N-SPEC series of bodykits, which includes a kit designed specifically for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. In addition to tuning...

  • subaru forester xti sema 2008 001

    Combining the 2.5L turbocharged powerplant from the WRX STI with the Forester's roomy platform, the Forester XTI show car is one of the highest-performance SUVs this side of a Cayenne. Due for debut at the 2008 SEMA next week, the Forester XTI also lays claim to a 0-60mph (96km/h) time of less than 5 seconds. A cat-back exhaust system from the Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) catalog boosts power by 15hp (10kW) and 10lb-ft (13Nm) over the stock STI's rating. Beyond the 315hp (235kW) and 300lb-ft (406Nm) of torque thanks to its rally-bred turbocharged boxer four-cylinder, the XTI also offers a...

  • Subaru launches 20th Anniversary edition of the Impreza WRX STI
    Subaru launches 20th Anniversary edition of the Impreza WRX STI

    It's hard to believe the Subaru Impreza WRX STI has been around in some form or another for 20 years already, but a special edition commemorating that fact was released today in Japan. Limited to just 300 units, the car will feature a range of upgrades above and beyond the standard STI along with...

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    STI's Takumi concept hints at upcoming Subaru Impreza WRX Spec C

    With anticipation building for the upcoming Spec C version of the Subaru Impreza WRX, fans can get a sneak peek as to what the more hardcore variant of the Impreza WRX will likely look like thanks to a subtle 'concept' shown by STI at the Motorsport Japan 2008 event in Tokyo. Billed as the Takumi...

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