Ever since it was launched people have been screaming for an STI edition of the excellent little BRZ performance coupe. And for one, very brief, moment today it looked like our hopes had been answered.
The heart of the STI Performance Concept BRZ comes from the BRZ Super GT racecar. It’s based upon the turbo EJ20 and it’s the engine every fanboy and fangril has been clamouring for since the Toyobaru’s inception. The Concept also features suspension and chassis components, a redesigned wide body – front and rear – and aerodynamic upgrades, including a massive GT wing, of course.
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But of course, we will probably never see this concept in road-going form. Subaru crushed my hopes and dreams with this announcement: “The STI Performance Concept was developed for display purposes to announce the launch of the North American expansion of the STI brand and performance division of Subaru. There are no plans for Subaru to build or produce any production model resembling the STI Performance Concept, including a turbocharged BRZ. This is strictly a concept vehicle with a specially designed race engine prepared for track-use only.”