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2015 Subaru WRX STI has deep connection to NBR race car

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI Nurburgring 24-hr race car makes its European debut on the stand next to the 2015 WRX STI production car. Which car comes first?


The all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI Nurburgring race car is based on the WRX STI production car, or is it really the other way around? The race-bred version of the WRX STI has been developed to contest the annual Nurburging 24-Hour Race in June, appeared on Subaru’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show next to the production version. This modified version of the showroom car will be seeking its third successive class win at the notoriously demanding race circuit in Germany’s Eifel Mountains.

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI NBR has been developed from the production car, but its really a study of who comes first. The all-new generation 2015 WRX STI production car owes a lot to the race car. It was developed from what Subaru has learned from the last six years of the demanding 24-hr race. The challenges they have faced from the grueling race have helped shape what the production car is about.

Subaru is involved in a number of racing ventures around the globe, but non is more grueling or demanding on the car than the Nurburgring 24-Hour Race. The WRX STI NBR race car has to take on corner after corner during the race and the STI has to provide extreme handling response and “the highest levels of trust” for the driver.

This is where Subaru takes what they’ve learned in this race and applied it to their production cars, making them more engaging and “confidence-inspiring.” Subaru will take what they learn from this years Nurburgring 24-hr race and continue the process as they begin to compete with the race version of the all-new 2015 WRX STI. Subaru says their fans can expect more victories, and an even deeper connection to the driving experience in the future.

Subaru and their motor sports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), will enter the Nurburgring 24-Hour Race for the seventh consecutive year. Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru, reinforced collaboration with STI to create an innovative and more competitive race car based on the new 2015 Subaru WRX STI.

The Nurburgring 24-Hour Race demands that its performance vehicles have speed, stability and reliability. By aiming for a victory in its class for the third time following its last win in 2012, Subaru will prove the engineering experience from racing that underpins its brand value. It’s much more than just about winning a race. It’s about learning how to make the 2015 Subaru WRX STI even better for its performance enthusiasts.

Subaru’s owners prove and shape themselves with their active lifestyles, and the Japanese automaker does the same in the heat of competition with the 2015 WRX STI race car. Which comes first, the production car or the race car? The 2015 WRX STI production car has a deep connection to the NBR race car.

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