SUBARU HEADS TO NÜRBURGRING 24 HOURS WITH NEW SUBARU WRX STI







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: June 11, 2014
Categories: Subaru, Subaru WRX

  • Seventh time Subaru enters famous Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance spectacular
  • All-new Subaru STI set to claim third class victory 

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Tokyo, June 11, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, and Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI) will participate for the seventh consecutive year in the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, to be held in Germany from June 19 to 22, with the new Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2014 – a racing car based on the all-new WRX STI. FHI and STI will aim at its third victory in the SP3T class this year following the team’s previous victory in 2012.

Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2014

Since the first model was born in 1992, the Subaru WRX has been revered by sports car fans the world over as a unique sedan with both four-door practicality and overwhelming sports performance. While the Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2014 employs special parts and is also tuned for endurance racing, it uses the same core components as those used in the road-going WRX STI – which makes its South African debut soon. By further enhancing mutual cooperation between FHI and STI, the development of a racing car based on the all-new WRX STI was achieved.

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By venturing to participate with a racing car developed from a mass-produced model, Subaru will demonstrate the might behind turbocharged Boxer® engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™ sports performance in one of the world’s toughest racing environments. Through motorsport activities, FHI and STI will continue to pursue engineering excellence to assure "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind" to customers worldwide – a core Subaru value.

Major vehicle specifications (SP3T class, turbo model, displacement of 2.0-litres or less):

Vehicle name Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2014
Body size (overall length / width / height) 4 890 x 1 835 x 1 395 mm
Wheelbase 2 650 mm
Engine EJ20 Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder DOHC turbo engine
Displacement 1 994cc
Maximum output 250kW @ 5 500rpm
Maximum torque 461Nm @ 3 000rpm
Drive system Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™

with DCCD (Driver Controlled Centre Differential)

Transmission 6-speed sequential gearbox
Clutch STI metal clutch
Suspension Front: strut / rear: double wishbone
Brake caliper Front: Brembo opposed 6 pot / rear: Brembo opposed 4 pot
Tire size Dunlop 260/66 R18
Wheel size BBS 18 x 10J

 

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Drivers: Toshihiro Yoshida (Japan), Kouta Sasaki (Japan), Marcel Lasée (Germany) and Carlo van Dam (Netherlands).