Watch new rally-bred 2015 WRX STI rally car in action [video]
Subaru brought two performance WRX STI cars to the Japan Motorsport 2014 event this past weekend. Fans were treated to demonstrations by the 2015 WRX STI NBR Nurburgring 24-hour race car and also the new 2015 WRX STI Rally car. They were also given a surprise by seeing the new 2015 Subaru Forester STI Concept car.
Subaru demonstrates WRX STI capabilities
Subaru offered free admission to the Japan Motorsport Festival 2014 and families were encouraged to attend. The event is designed to introduce families and kids to motorsports for the very first time. This free event draws hundreds of families who have never attended a motorsports race and is used to encourage the interest in motorsports and the cars. Subaru used the event to demonstrate the capabilities of the new 2015 WRX STI rally car and the WRX STI NBR race car.
A storied race history for Subaru
Subaru has been involved in motorsports around the globe since the 1990s when they raced the 96 Gr-A GR8 4 door Impreza San Remo vehicle. The next vehicle was the WRC 1998 2 door GC8 Impreza model that was the forerunner of the WRX performance car. They have a long and storied history in Rally motorsports that continues today.
STI technology developed on the rally circuit
Subaru Motorsport, directed by STI already has an expanded race agenda with the 2015 WRX STI they run in the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race, WRX STI in the WRC and ERC, and the 2014 Subaru WRX STI in the Rally America and Global RallyCross series. All these race cars help Subaru develop the technology for their performance production models like the 2015 WRX and 2015 WRX STI. STI also races in the Super GT series which includes the BRZ GT300.
We will see the new STI all over the globe next season as Subaru Tecnica International is getting ready to bring the performance car into more race venues. Watch the 2014 WRX STI and get a sneak peak at the 2015 Subaru WRX STI rally car in this video below at the Rally Highlands Masters 2014 as it navigates the two lane road at high speeds.
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