We’ve been getting pretty hyped about the new Subaru Impreza STI for a while. The first rumours were interesting and then it kind of dwindled, then Bryn found out he was headed for Detroit and it was one of our must-sees at the show.
So what’s this? Only a film showing the debut of the new model as a race car! Forget the cloth cover being pulled off today, here it is on the other side of the world, being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon…
The car has been built by STI for this year’s Nürburging 24 race, where it will run in the SP3T class. Subaru has already had great success in the N24, and they will be looking to follow that up with another win in 2014. Along with showing the car at TAS, Subaru has also released this short film chronicling the car’s development and track testing.
Obviously there was some strategy here to unveil the car in race form first, and we like it. Seeing the new STI in competition trim has us really wanting to get our hands on the next iteration of Subaru’s rally car for the street. In the meantime, we’ll be waiting to see some of Dino’s images from the show floor.