Subaru’s tuning and motorsports supplementary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Testament participate in the 45th Nürburgring 24-Hr Race in Germany this weekend, with a reworked WRX STI.
It is the the accompany’s 10th consecutive year in the slipstream, with the WRX STI running in the SP3T class, for turbocharged conveyance up to 2.0 litres. The team is aiming for its 3rd consecutive win in the class and its fifth all-inclusive.
To improve its competitiveness in one of the world’s nearly challenging races, the WRX STI has increased locomotive output, paddle shifters and enhanced transmittance performance, as well as optimised form geometry, improved stiffness assess, reduced body weight, down moment of inertia, and increased fore-part downforce, among other amelioration.
Taking turns behind the shove in the endurance race will be racing drivers Carlo van Dam (Holland), Marcel Lasée (Germany), Tim Schrick (Deutschland), and Hideki Yamauchi (Japan), who were all mired in the victories of the past two years. Shigeo Sugaya of STI faculty manage the team, as he did in 2016.
In addition, six mechanism selected from Subaru merchant around Japan will contrariwise join the team. Subaru has had principal technicians participate in overseas machine races since 1990 – a lone initiative aimed at delivering the “Enjoyment and Serenity of Mind” of Subaru cars to patron by improving the technical skills of mechanism.
Through to the end of 2016, 351 Subaru performance had taken part in Safari Convocation, World Rally Championships and the Nürburgring 24-Hr Races.
The 2017 Subaru WRX STI Nurburgring Rival is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged pugilist engine developing 250kW and 461Nm of torsion. It drives through Subaru’s well-balanced all-wheel drive paired with a six-upper sequential gearbox.
2017 Subaru WRX STI Nurburgring Competitor specifications
EJ20 horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder DOHC 16-regulator AVCS twin scroll turbocharged Packer
250 kW/5,500 rpm
461 Nm/3,000 rpm
Fore-part: strut. Rear: double furcula
Front: Brembo opposed to against 6-pot. Rear: Brembo opposed 4-pot
Falken 260-66 R18
BBS 18 x 10J