Explosive new STI Rally car makes debut at 2014 Moscow Motor Show
This is the second 2015 Subaru WRX STI Rally car in less than a week to be introduced around the globe. Last week we saw the first 2015 STI Rally car that will be making its debut with Rally Team Canada at Rally Defi September 5-6. Now Subaru Russia has announced a new-generation WRX STI that will be prepared and raced by Uspensky Rally Tecnica (URT) which is the Russian STI. A prototype car is making its global debut at the Moscow International Motor Show 2014 this past weekend.
Where will the car be raced?
Uspensky Rally Tecnica is building the new 2015 STI Rally car to compete in the Russia Rally Championship. The car is based on the production 2015 Subaru WRX STI. URT is the official racing partner for the Subaru racing team and their engineers have built a 305 horsepower turbocharged WRX STI rally car to compete in the series.
The STI will get extensive modifications
URT engineers will make extensive modifications to the 2015 production WRX STI. It will get improvements and upgrades to the suspension (which will be adjustable), a Claw 6-speed gearbox and will have reduced weight through the use of extensive carbon fiber, fiberglass and aluminum panels in the body. The URT STI will weight in at just 2976 lb. which is 410 lb. lighter than the production model. The STI will look very much like the production model, but it also gets a new powerful engine for the Russia Rally Championship.
A new 2.0-liter powerplant
Like the new 2015 Subaru WRX STI Type S that just made its reveal for the Japan market, URT is outfitting this new STI Rally car with a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine that will pump out 305 horsepower. But what is even more significant is the 2.0-liter engine will have a massive 450 lb. ft of torque to propel it in the Russia Rally Championship. It also comes with a specially tuned URT competition exhaust system.
Subaru Russia has announced a new-generation STI that will be prepared and raced by Uspensky Rally Tecnica in the Russia Rally Championship. This is second 2015 Subaru WRX STI Rally car in less than a week to be introduced around the globe. Now we’re wondering when Subaru Rally Team USA will be racing the 2015 STI in Global Rallycross and the Rally America Championship. We know that Vermont SportsCar has been preparing the chassis and body for quite some time. Maybe they’re waiting to get the new 2.0-liter engine from STI in Japan? Stay tuned to Torque News for the latest WRX STI racing news.
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